How to Choose the Right Property Survey

Wed 28 Jan 2015

When buying a new house it can be easy to get swept away by the charming and characterful look of a place. If the brickwork is crumbling and the paint is starting to peel, you can look at a building and fall in love with its current shabby chic style and dream of ways you can give the property a new lease of life. Research conducted last year by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (R more

The Best Places to Hide Your Spare Key

Tue 27 Jan 2015

Homes around the country are burgled due to the fact that homeowners hide their spare key in an obvious place outside their house. The two most popular choices are under a doormat or plant pot, or inside a fake rock in the garden. Unfortunately thieves know this and these are the first places they will look if they target your home, meaning you are likely to fall victim to theft if you don~ more

Soundproofing Your House in a Noisy Neighbourhood

Wed 14 Jan 2015

Large families, sound systems and supersize televisions all contribute to the noise pollution in our neighbourhoods. If you are trying to have a quiet and relaxing night in after a long day at work, it can be very stressful having to put up with external noise. In cities noise can be a real problem, and in the summer months homeowners are more likely to open their doors and windows to let t more

5 Home Improvements and the Return on Investment They Deliver

Tue 09 Dec 2014

The main reason to convert a room, build an extension or renovate your home is to improve your quality of living and make your home a nicer place to be in. Of course none of this is cheap, so it is nice to know that upgrading your home can significantly increase its value. As house prices continue to rise, many people are choosing to add an extra room to their home through an extension or c more

How Landlords Can Keep Their Properties Occupied

Mon 01 Dec 2014

Once you have decided to rent out your property, it is important to keep it occupied at all times if possible. If you don't, the mortgage, council tax and any other bills will be coming straight out of your own pocket. Winter is never a great time for landlords to find new tenants, but hopefully if you follow these tips you will never find your property unoccupied: Use Long Term Contrac more

How to Make the Most out of Your Cellar

Thu 27 Nov 2014

As the temperatures outside drop, the whole family starts spending more time indoors, and this is when space can become more of an issue. You may find yourself bumping into each other, tripping over pets and struggling to find space just to put anything down. One of the best ways to make extra space in your house is by transforming your cellar into an extra room. Depending on how big your c more

What you Need to Know About Selling Your House at Auction

Wed 12 Nov 2014

Selling a property at auction can be a great way to make sure you get the best price possible and avoid any last minute problems. Property auctions are now more popular than ever, and due to this the prices of properties being sold through auction are being driven up. The great thing about selling your property at auction is that once the hammer falls, the contract with whoever has made the more

6 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Thu 06 Nov 2014

The weather is really turning cold now and temperatures have dropped. Preparing your garden for winter is vital for both practical and cosmetic reasons. Getting your garden ready for the colder months is fairly easy once broken down into smaller, more manageable tasks. Here are 6 easy ways that you can prepare your garden for winter: Clear Debris With the snow that has been predicted fo more

5 of the Most Futuristic Homes in the World

Thu 30 Oct 2014

With the recent advancements in technology, many houses are now slowly transforming into next generation homes. Take yourself back thirty years; a home was literally a four-walled house with a chimney, wood fire and typical wooden framed windows. Today we are seeing more and more houses take to solar paneled energy, automatic sliding windows and touch sensitive doors! This being said, there more

5 of the best places outside London to invest in Property

Mon 29 Sep 2014

  Whether you are an experienced property investor, or just looking to start on the path to making money in property development, you may be wondering where the best location to place your money is. The obvious answer would be the capital city, due to continuous development and regular incoming relocation. However, according to This is Money, this year alone there has been an estimat more