UK's Property Value History and Future Forecasts

Thu 26 Feb 2015

Whether you are an investor looking into buying property for financial benefit, a Landlord looking at pricing your rental value, or even a new home buyer looking for the most thriving cities to live in, historic and future housing value data is a sure-fire way to benchmark how well your investment may be.  If a region's property value figure has seen an increase in the past, and is furthe more

South London’s Transformation Sees People Flocking to Buy Property

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 more

How to Toddler Proof Your House

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 more

How to Turn Your Home into a B&B

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 more

Which London Postcode Does Your Personality Match?

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 more

The Benefits of Buying a New Build Property

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 more

Potential Problems With Buying a Listed Property

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 more

The Benefits of Open House Viewings

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 more

The Ultimate Christmas Home Decoration Guide

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: Tree 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 more

5 Ways to Make Money From the Property Market

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 more