Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Bungalow

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 more

Buyers are Better off After Five Years Than Renters

Fri 21 Nov 2014

Property buyers in the UK are now better off than renters within five years on average. Mortgage repayments for someone with 10% equity in their home come in at around PS316 a month more than renting the same property. However, even though renters pay less a month and can save money, Zoopla has found that buying a home is more cost effective after just five years. Research by the property more

Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Cosy

Fri 14 Nov 2014

Giving your home a sense of warmth is a more cost effective and creative way to make your house feel cosy, than just turning up the heating is. As we approach December, the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder. The one place you want to feel warm and cosy during the winter months is in your home. Rooms in your house that once felt light and airy during the bright, summ more

How to Get a Mortgage if You’re Self-Employed

Mon 10 Nov 2014

The past couple of years have been seen it become increasingly tough for first time buyers to get a mortgage. More forms and checks have been put in place and applications take longer than ever. The group of people who have suffered the most from these changes are those who are self-employed. In November, the "Mortgage Market Review" was introduced, where most lenders insisted on those more

Record Breaking 33 “Million Pound” Homes Sold Each Day in the UK

Tue 04 Nov 2014

Research has found that 33 homes worth over PS1 million were sold every single day during the first half of 2014. The data from Lloyds Bank also highlighted the gaping differences in property prices at each end of the country, with more million pound houses changing hands in St Albans than in the whole of Scotland. According to the figures, there were 6,143 sales of properties priced over more

Home Security Tips to Keep Your House Safe This Christmas

Wed 29 Oct 2014

It's getting to that time of year where the shops start to get busier, high streets flood with shoppers and your hard earned money gradually seems to slip out of your bank account - you guessed it, it's the Christmas season. According to research from YouGov, the average UK household will spend around PS822 on Christmas this year. This means that the worth of your home, or at least wh more

Most Haunted Properties in the UK

Mon 27 Oct 2014

With Halloween just around the corner, we are sure everybody is getting there Ghoul head on and really getting into the old Hallows' Eve spirit. This is the time of year that ghost enthusiasts can really come into their own, however even if you think you can watch endless scary films back to back without so much as a twitch, do you think you could be just as confident staying in a haunted h more

5 of the Quirkiest Designs for Tiny Houses

Mon 13 Oct 2014

We have all dealt with our fair share of small spaces in life, especially those who have either travelled, or lived in city centre accommodation. When it comes to making the most out of a smaller than average house layout, space can be very much of an issue. Using quirky ideas may not be everybody's cup of tea, but it certainly can help maximise the amount of space within your home. If yo more

How to Stop Condensation Creeping Onto Your Windows

Mon 06 Oct 2014

With summer well out of the window and winter slowly creeping up on us, it's time to start whacking up the heating and setting a light to the wood burner. As nice as a warm house is during the winter months, one thing that frequently gets on the nerves of home owners is condensation on the windows, especially if it is a beautiful white snowy day outside. Condensation is formed due to the more

4 of the Most Eco-friendly Homes in the UK

Tue 30 Sep 2014

Green homes help save the environment. With the amount of pollution from everyday life, i.e. exhaust fumes, electricity and pollutant gases from industrial sites, the environment could use every bit of help it can get. Over the past five years, we have seen a huge increase in the amount of homeowners attempting to "go green", following simple steps such as, switching plugs off, washing in more