Could Tree Houses be the Future of Property Industry?

Mon 13 Jul 2015

More skyscrapers are currently being built around the world than ever before. As the property industry develops, skyscrapers are becoming very common in densely populated and modern cities. The majority of skyscrapers are built using the same steel or concrete structures, introduced back in the 19th century when they were first constructed in New York and Chicago. This could all be set to more

High Demand for Property Sees Sellers Refuse to Cut Prices

Tue 23 Jun 2015

New figures show that house sellers are refusing to drop their asking prices, as they know the demand for property is increasingly exceeding supply. Discounts on properties have now slumped to a five-year low. This data, from property website Zoopla, demonstrates how dramatically the demand for housing across the country is overtaking the supply. Buyers have been encouraged by low interest more

A Property’s Energy Rating Could Help You Save Money

Mon 15 Jun 2015

A new survey has found that only 1 in 10 people take a property's energy rating into consideration when looking to buy a house. A poor energy rating could however cost homeowners thousands of pounds each year. The research, conducted by construction and regeneration company Keepmoat, found that buyers tend to prioritise factors such as local amenities, transport links, and parking when lo more

SAFE Agent Awareness Week 2015

Wed 27 May 2015

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House Prices in Britain Climb £100 a Day

Wed 13 May 2015

House prices rose by over PS100 a day during April, meaning the average house in the UK now costs around PS200,000. With this new spike in property values, first time buyers may find it harder than ever to get a foot on the property ladder. According to the latest figures from Halifax, property prices are now up 1.6% from March and up 8.5% in comparison to this time last year. This big incr more

Four Simple Steps to Spring Mortgage Success

Thu 30 Apr 2015

Due to the affordability tests introduced 12 months ago, first time buyers will need to get their finances in order to secure a mortgage this spring. Just saving up a deposit used to be the hardest part of buying a home, but now the mortgage application process is tougher than ever before. Luckily with the spring weather comes a thaw in the first time buyer mortgage market.  Some of th more

Average Home in the UK Changes Hands Every 23 Years

Thu 16 Apr 2015

An analysis of the property market from the last thirty years has found that homeowners tend to own the same home for an average of 23 years before deciding to sell it. This is nearly three times longer than in the 1980s, when properties used to change hands every eight years. According to the report from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA), the low housing turnover is down more

What You Need to Know Before Becoming a Landlord

Thu 02 Apr 2015

Buy-to-let is becoming ever-more popular and the appeal of having a project to work on and earn good money off is desirable to many people. Buyers can purchase a relatively cheap, run down property and turn it into a house that can be rented by tenants and offer quite a bit of money. Rental properties can be an exciting investment, but it's not always easy being a landlord. Here are some more

How to Design a Kitchen Using the Golden Triangle Principle

Mon 23 Mar 2015

  A well designed and efficient kitchen can add a significant amount of value to any home. When you do decide to renovate your kitchen, the first thing to consider is the layout and the best way in which you can use the space available.   The Golden Triangle principle is something that architects and interior designers have used for decades to create the perfect kitchen layout more

Everything You Need to Know About the New Help to Buy ISA

Thu 19 Mar 2015

  The Chancellor has unveiled a new Help to Buy ISA as part of the new budget, meaning first time buyers will now be offered up to PS3000 each towards their deposit. This should help those looking to jump onto the property ladder, but struggling with a deposit, secure their first home.   How Does it Work?   The new savings account will see the government contributing more