A look Inside Britain’s Smallest Home

Fri 12 Sep 2014

We have all seen our fair share of small homes when looking for property, especially in the southern areas of England, but the former storage shed on Richmond Avenue has to take first position as Britain's smallest home. Coming in at PS275,000, this one bed dwelling is situated in Islington and is now believed to be the smallest property in Great Britain at just 188 square foot. For those more

Building an Extension – What to Consider

Thu 11 Sep 2014

With house prices reaching record highs, more and more people are sticking with their current house. Many homeowners are now turning to extensions, as not only does it make sense economically, but it also provides them with more space. It is important to really think about how an extension will work for your property before you before you jump straight in. Here are some key points to take i more

Step by Step Guide to Selling Your Property

Thu 11 Sep 2014

Selling your home can often feel like an overwhelming and complex project, but it doesn't need to be. These simple steps should help you have a smooth and straightforward sales process: Get Your Home Valued An accurate valuation is key when it comes to selling your house, as you want to make sure that you get the best possible price for it. It is a good idea to get more than one valuati more

What Not to Miss at Open House Weekend

Tue 09 Sep 2014

Open House London first started in 1992 as a way to promote London and encourage the public to appreciate the building design and architecture that can be seen throughout the city. The idea was that many of London's magnificent buildings were opened up to the public for one day so that people could learn about the structure, framework and overall fabric of their London community. Open H more

UK House Prices are Cooling With the Seasons

Tue 09 Sep 2014

House prices have been steadily increasing throughout 2014, but a new report from Halifax shows that more homes are coming onto the market and prices have slowed down to a 0.1% rate of increase in August. The average house price was up 10.2% in July, compared to the previous year and had then slowed to 9.7%, with houses across the nation costing on average PS186,270. In August 2013, the ave more

Building Houses Using Mushrooms- Is This the Future?

Fri 05 Sep 2014

A big part of the construction industry is dependant on fossil fuels when it comes to materials. Unfortunately this causes a huge carbon footprint across the earth, and due to this construction companies are under a huge amount of pressure to "go green". The new design idea on the block is to build houses using hemp and straw, and create bricks using mushrooms. A 40ft mushroom house c more

Furnished Properties Produce 35% More Rent

Fri 29 Aug 2014

According to research from Countrywide, furnished flats provide the best rental return for landlords, as they are more appealing to students and young professionals. The majority of towns and cities tend to have a younger tenant population who are willing to pay more for furnished flats, as they are yet to acquire any furniture of their own. Rural areas have less young people and more famil more

Opening Your Doors to Lodgers

Fri 29 Aug 2014

Having multiple people in one household can sometimes be an inconvenience, due to the morning queue for showers, debates over the TV channel and the split of the bills. However, a great way of cutting costs, and something a lot of homeowners nowadays are taking part in, is bringing lodgers into their spare rooms. The attraction probably comes from the fact that homeowners can now enjoy a tax- more

Number of British Property Millionaires Doubles

Fri 29 Aug 2014

The amount of homes in Britain that are worth PS1million or more has risen by 49% in the last year, according to data released earlier in the week. According to property website Zoopla, living on a street like Millionaire's Row in London is no longer a rarity. There are now over 3,700 streets in London that play host to houses worth more than PS1million, and there are 10,613 of these stre more

Local Amenities That Can Boost the Value of Your Home

Fri 22 Aug 2014

There are many things that can affect the value of your home, including how big it is, what the layout is like, the condition it is in and how long ago it was built. There are however many other factors that can affect your property's value, and one of those is local amenities. Check out the local amenities that could boost the value of your home: Schools For any homeowners with child more