Mon 18 Aug 2014
Property prices have been on the up for a while now, but at last they seem to be coming back down. According to property giant, Rightmove, house prices have fallen by 2.9% during August, making it the biggest price drop ever seen in the property market.
The survey, carried out by Rightmove, found that property prices have now been down for two consecutive months this summer, with a huge 6% ...read more
Thu 24 Jul 2014
If you are buying a new house but don't like its name, then you may be right to change it, as it could actually end up de-valuing your property. Names are very important, as they evoke an emotional reaction in humans and can often play a part in how much a buyer likes a property.
You may have a lovely little home called Daisy Cottage, but rename that home to Beetle Barn and it will be per ...read more
Thu 03 Jul 2014
We all have our own interests and unique styles, but how much do we actually represent this when buying our homes? Throughout the world there are an abundance of incredible homes, but some would say the most impressive are the spectacular transformations that homeowners have made to create the house of their dreams. Having a keen eye for potential and a creative mindset have pushed some of th ...read more
Mon 30 Jun 2014
According to new research, Kensington and Chelsea is officially the most expensive place in the UK to buy a home. One square meter can currently cost buyers up to PS10,854, just showing how large the price gap across the country is really getting.
The same amount of floor space in Stanley, Country Durham - Britain's cheapest place to buy a home - is actually 13 times cheaper, at just ...read more
Wed 25 Jun 2014
Buy a property in a truly up and coming area, and you could be a hundred thousand pounds richer in just a couple years. Yet, in some areas described as "up-and-coming", it will take decades for property prices to rise significantly. So how do you tell the diamonds from the duds, and spot a really profitable area for investment?
Gentrification, or the process of going fr ...read more
Wed 18 Jun 2014
School's out and summer is in, that means only one thing - it's time to go on holiday! We spend 11 months of the year looking forward to going on holiday, so it important nothing goes wrong while you are away.
Your home is probably one of your biggest assets, so it is important you look after it at all times - especially when you aren't even there. Here are our tips for the best s ...read more
Wed 11 Jun 2014
The EU has advised UK chancellor George Osborne to moderate the controversial Help to Buy scheme.
What is the Help to Buy Scheme?
Help to Buy gives government assisted loans, mortgages and mortgage guarantees. The scheme is restricted to first time buyers, and those who wish to move home and sell their current property. It's not available to investors or those buying second homes, ...read more
Mon 09 Jun 2014
Research from online estate agent eMoov.co.uk has found that the average property in London will be worth over a million pounds by 2019, if the current housing boom continues.
According to the Office of National Statistics, the price of a typical London property has sky-rocketed by 17% over the last year or so, meaning that an average house in London would now set you back around PS459,000. ...read more
Thu 05 Jun 2014
Even though new homes are growing in popularity, older homes are still the dream for many homeowners. An "old home" tends to refer to properties built earlier than 1940 and can conjure images of farmhouses, cottages and country homes all oozing with character and history.
If you want a charming property with lots of space and an outbuilding or two, then you will definitely be looking at ...read more
Mon 02 Jun 2014
According to recent data from the Office for National Statistics, the amount of "singletons" now living completely on their own has soared over the last ten years.
The term "singleton" was first introduced by Helen Fielding when she released her Bridget Jones books, where someone given this tag was thought to be a young professional with a very unsuccessful love life.
The 2011 Cen ...read more