Wed 25 Feb 2015
Three decades ago, residents would have chosen to live in the north of London over the south any day of the week. The north has always been more popular and has always been seen as the upmarket side of the capital city.
There are fewer than 10% of tube stations situated south of the Thames and more than 200 north of the river. This is mainly due to the fact that the ground in north London w ...read more
Mon 23 Feb 2015
When you have a baby, you don't have to worry too much about the inside of your house. Eventually they will be able to crawl, but as long as there is nothing at floor level that could be dangerous to them, you don't have to make too many changes.
Once your child becomes a toddler though, they learn to walk, run and climb, meaning your whole house presents an exciting new world for them ...read more
Wed 28 Jan 2015
If you love having guests to stay and would like to make money from your home, then why not consider turning your property into a B&B? Owning a Bed and Breakfast is a great way to open up your home and create a friendly, relaxing atmosphere for other people to enjoy.
Running a B&B can be a very fast paced and time consuming business, but if you think you think you have the patience ...read more
Fri 23 Jan 2015
London covers a huge area, and if you are considering moving there it can be hard to decide where you are best suited to live.
Many people start off by looking at job opportunities, local schools, crime rates and property prices, but a new study has found that you may be be more suited to particular areas, based on your personality.
A study from Cambridge University academics has found th ...read more
Tue 13 Jan 2015
Many buyers favour older properties due to their charm and character, but others will only consider new properties. More than 160,000 new houses are built in the UK each year, meaning there is a huge selection of properties to choose from if you're looking to buy something new.
New builds do of course have some disadvantages, but here are some of the great benefits you will get from buyin ...read more
Mon 12 Jan 2015
Buildings are given a listed status to mark their history and any architectural interest they may have. A listing will protect a building from any damage or alterations that an owner may want to make.
The English Heritage claims that the older a building is, the more likely it is to be listed. It also says that any buildings built prior to 1700 are listed as are the majority of those built ...read more
Thu 08 Jan 2015
In the property world, open house viewings are becoming more common as part of an overall marketing strategy. The idea of an open house viewing is that the house is available for a period of time on a certain day for any interested buyers to come and look around.
This trend has been popular in America for a while and has only recently migrated across to the UK, where property prices signifi ...read more
Wed 03 Dec 2014
Christmas is the best time of the year to really go wild when it comes to temporary decorations around the home. If you want to turn your property into a sleek and elegant winter wonderland this Christmas, then here are some tips to get you started:
Whether you have your annual Christmas tree waiting to be put together in storage or like to buy a real tree for your home each year, wh ...read more
Wed 26 Nov 2014
As of next year, people across the country will be able to release up to 25% of their pensions completely tax-free and access the money with almost the same ease of a bank account.
This means that retirees can now use that money however they wish, but if they want to put the money to good use, including property investment in their long-term financial plans is a must.
Here are some great ...read more
Mon 24 Nov 2014
There are lots of different types of property available on the market, including cottages, terrace houses, apartments and farmhouses. When you decide to sell up and move, you may well know what type of property you are looking for, or you may be open minded.
There is one type of property that is often overlooked on the market, and that is the practical, humble bungalow. You may have already ...read more