Single Households Rise by Half a Million Over Last Decade

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 more

What First Time Renters Need to Know

Tue 27 May 2014

Renting your first home is a very exciting time, it could be that you have finally moved out of your parent's home, or maybe you have finished university and need somewhere more professional to live while you begin your career. It can be quite overwhelming when you first decide to rent a property, and often it can be hard to know just where to start with all the different processes and ap more

Half of Homes Will be Rented by 2032 According to Survey

Tue 20 May 2014

New research from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has found that 50% of homes in the UK will be rented by the year 2032, as families are continuing to be squeezed out of the property market. The UK has been a nation of homeowners for decades, and for the first time since the early 1970s, over half of the population are being forced into renting due to ever increasing ho more

How to Make Your Property More Attractive to Buyers

Wed 14 May 2014

When you finally make the big decision to sell your home, it is important that you give it the best possible chance to be snapped up as soon as it goes on the market. The property market is unpredictable and if buyers in your area are thin on the ground, then you want to make sure your property stands out above the rest. So how do you go about making your property more attractive to buyers? more

Stunning Private Islands You Could Buy For The Same Price as a House in London

Mon 12 May 2014

House prices are continuously on the up and the one place that is really seeing the effects of this is London. The price of the average home in the capital city has now increased by almost 20% in the last year, according to Nationwide. If you want to buy a property in London, then you will be looking at a price of around PS458,000 - almost double that of the average house in the rest of t more

Choosing A Pet for your New Home – What to Consider

Wed 07 May 2014

One thing a lot of first time buyers, or even renters, want to do after moving into their new home is to buy a pet. Be it a dog, cat, hamster or goldfish - a new pet can be a great addition to any family or individual's life. However, there are still some things that need to be considered before going all out and buying that animal, whether it's Gary the Great Dane or Gordon the Guinea more

Bigger Houses Needed for Kids That Never Leave Home

Tue 06 May 2014

Research has found that 20% of parents who have moved into a larger house have done so because they don't think their grown up children will be able to move out until they are nearing their thirties. Due to the continually increasing price of properties across the UK, young adults are struggling to afford a mortgage or the necessary rent and so are residing at home with their parents in a more

Mortgage Interviews Could now Take up to Three Hours

Wed 23 Apr 2014

From this Saturday onwards, those looking to jump onto the property ladder could be in for a bit of a shock when they go and apply for a mortgage. Applicants will now have to endure arduous and intrusive questions just to check that they can definitely afford to pay back their loan. The new interview style checks are being introduced by City Watchdog and the Financial Conduct Authority, and more

Easy Tricks to Create a Larger Looking Garden

Tue 15 Apr 2014

Outdoor space is important, and in some cases it can be the deal-breaker when it comes to buying a house. A large garden can be quite hard to come by, but that doesn't mean you can't make the most of the space you have. With a few simple tricks here and there you can easily make your garden look bigger than it is and create the outdoor area you have always wanted: Colour Using coole more

London Tops the List of European Hotspots for Billionaires

Wed 09 Apr 2014

When it comes to luxury property, millionaires are no longer big news, these days it is all about the super rich billionaires of the world. The overall combined wealth of UHNWIs (ultra high net worth individuals) has almost doubled since 2009 and the typical billionaire has at least one luxury London property on their portfolio, worth around PS22 million. According to research by Beauchamp more