The 3 checks you must make when viewing a property
January 30, 2023
Viewing a house or a flat is one of the most exciting – and important – aspects of moving home but how you approach the visit can differ, depending on whether you’re renting or buying. Unlike tenants, buyers will be responsible for every inch of the property, therefore any repairs will be their sole responsibility to fund and fix.
9 ideas for lighting up a dark home for sale
November 21, 2022
We’re at that time of year when it’s dark when we wake up, dark when we get home from work and pretty much dark from 4pm in the afternoon. While some are ready to embrace the Winter Solstice with candles, fairy lights and a dash of Danish hygge (to create a cosy environment protected from the outside world), many of us really struggle with the lack of daylight.
Are you ready to rehome grown-up children?
October 31, 2022
The pandemic, followed by the cost of living crisis, continues to shape our approach to living. A notable trend is for grown up children wanting to move back into the family home but are parents ready to receive their offspring once again?
Could poor cold weather maintenance affect your sales price?
October 17, 2022
Ignoring some of the most common cold weather maintenance tasks may cause your property to plummet in value. That’s the conclusion of a survey carried out by Aviva. The insurance specialist questioned 2,000 people regarding what maintenance issues would prompt a buyer to reduce an offer on a property they hoped to buy.
How can I help my child with a deposit?
September 26, 2022
Whether you’re sitting on a cash lump sum, have equity in your property or have a good credit history, there are a number of ways to help a child save for a deposit. In this article we answer the most commonly asked questions about the Bank of Mum and Dad.
6 circumstances in which you should take professional mortgage advice
August 22, 2022
We have become somewhat accustomed to rock bottom interest rates that barely nudge 0.25 percentage points either way for months. When the main interest rate rises, mortgage rates usually rise in tandem, so if you already have a mortgage or want to take out a home loan, now is a good time to seek professional advice.
Brush up your home’s exterior with a fresh coat of paint
August 1, 2022
Selling your property? It’s time to break out the paintbrush, as decorating the outside of your home will not only improve its viewing appeal and make it look more attractive in photos, it’s likely to add value too.
4 things a new-look Conservative party might mean for property
July 18, 2022
The Prime Minister’s resignation, a high-profile sacking and a raft of new appointments have given the ruling Conservative party a brand new look, and the new faces in the Government’s housing departments come at a critical time for the property industry, with a number of new rules, regulations and laws waiting to come into force.
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