Fixtures and fittings: what items can you take when you’ve sold your house

Jan 7 2015 / No Comments

Selling a house is a long process, where there are a number of hoops to jump through. Completing the sale and exchanging the contracts is the most difficult part and many feel that it is the final step. But, there is still the big move to plan and action. One ...

Is lack of free time to blame for decline in DIY?

Jan 7 2015 / No Comments

DIY stores have been having a hard time of late. Even the mighty Homebase, one of Britian’s biggest DIY chains, has made the decision to close a quarter of its stores due to a massive fall in business. The reason given for this fall by the chief executive of the ...

Is December a good time put your property up for sale?

Dec 15 2014 / No Comments

The winter months have always been the quietest when it comes to the property market. And, while 2014 will have been the most active year in real estate since 2007, the growth has slowed heading towards the festive period. There have been a couple of reasons for this but that ...

Land Registry report reveals a 19% increase in properties sold for over £1Million

Nov 30 2014 / No Comments

There was good news for property millionaires in the latest Land Registry report as it revealed that there had been a 19% increase in sales for those valued at more than £1million. This equated to an increase by 232 completions from July 2013 as the same month this year saw ...

Is a studio flat a good investment?

Aug 7 2014 / No Comments

With house prices falling and interest rates on new mortgage deals at their lowest level in 23 years, you may be tempted to jump on the property ladder. As the market continues to weaken and prices fall, studio flats become more a more viable option to a wider audience. But ...

How to Grow your Buy to Let Portfolio by Releasing Equity

Apr 9 2014 / No Comments

As uncertainty continues in the UK housing market and sale remain at low levels, the demand for rentals continues to increase and the buy to let market has become an increasingly popular investment choice to consider. If you are looking to become more involved in the property investment world, it's a ...

Which are the Best Areas to Live in London for 25 to 35 Year Olds

Feb 19 2014 / 1 Comment

So you hit 25 years old, you've graduated but for the last 3 years you've found yourself living with your parents. You sleep in the single bed that you have slept in since you were ten years old and you decide its about time to man up and move out ...

Roof terraces: add more space and value to your home

Jan 14 2014 / No Comments

If it is a struggle to find extra space in your home then a roof terrace may be the answer. Extra space is top on most home owners/renters mind when asked what they would change about their property. Unfortunately not everyone can afford to move somewhere larger. The answer to this ...

How to Negotiate Estate Agent Fees and Contracts

Aug 3 2013 / No Comments

When it comes to selling a property, estate agent fees can be a considerable amount. For instance, an estate agent commission rate of 2% on a property for sale for £300,000 is a staggering £6,000. However, armed with some basic negotiation tips you can reduce these fees significantly. Shop Around You are ...

How you can predict a property hotspot

Apr 22 2013 / No Comments

Do you wonder how everyone else knew about that trendy area before you? Fear not, it is not a secret shared only by a select few. There are still many up-and-coming locations out there to be had; you just need to know how to find them. Follow ...