How to Prepare Your House for a Child

Wed 11 Jun 2014

When it comes to preparing your house for a child, the first thing you usually think about is their room and nursery. Realistically though, children grow up very fast and before you know it they will be walking around your home exploring. There are some very easy ways to prepare your home for a child and keep the whole house, and everyone in it, safe and comfortable: Make Your Home Safe more

How to Avoid Unintentionally Devaluing Your Property

Thu 29 May 2014

Buying a home is a pretty big investment, but the chances are that at some point you are going to want to sell it on. It is therefore very important to make sure that you look after all aspects of it while you are living there. When you do decide to sell your home, you will most likely be hoping to sell it on for more than you bought it for and make a profit on it. There are lots of differe more

What is Remortgaging and What Do You Need to Know?

Wed 28 May 2014

When it comes to mortgages, the different options available on the market can sometimes seem somewhat overwhelming and complex. This is why quite a few people end up sticking with their existing mortgage until they have made all the repayments necessary. There can however actually be quite a few advantages to switching mortgages, as often you might find a better deal or a better lender that more

Best Places in the UK to Buy a Country Home

Thu 22 May 2014

The dream for a lot of people is to either retire to a beautiful country cottage or have a holiday home in the countryside to visit when city life gets too much. For the rich and famous, having a beautiful countryside home is a given, with people from around the world spending millions on the ideal country estate. With popular programs like Downton Abbey gluing us to our seats, the love aff more

Get Your House Deposit Fund off to a Good Start With These Tips

Thu 15 May 2014

Saving up for a deposit to buy your first property can often feel like a very daunting task, particularly when house prices seem to be rising more and more each month. The Help to Buy scheme launched by the government last year saw the amount of first time buyers increase rapidly, but even 5% can be hard to save up for. Saving up for a deposit can take years, but it is possible to achieve w more

What You Need to Know About Making an Offer on a Property

Tue 13 May 2014

You may have found the house of your dreams and be desperate to secure it as your own, but if the price is out of your budget, then the chances are it could take a bit of time and most importantly, patience, to get it down to a more suitable figure. A lot of how you approach the situation will depend on what state the property market is in - for a slow property market it can often be temp more

Can Having a “Sexy” Address Add Value to Your Home?

Wed 07 May 2014

A new report from estate agent Wetherell has found that having a "sexy" address can actually add up to 40% to the value of a property, whereas a home with an unappealing name could end up being worth 20% less. The research was carried out in conjunction with Dataloft, and it showed that the most desirable, and therefore valuable, address names in London included the words "crescent" more

3D Printer Can Create 10 Houses a Day in China

Thu 01 May 2014

A construction firm in China called Win Sun is now using giant 3D printers to develop houses, and says it can build up to ten a day using this new technology. The company has built the houses using a mixture of waste material and cement, by layering them to create walls. Each of the houses comes in at just under PS3000 each and is almost completely built using 3D printing. The only parts of more

Which Housing Survey or Report is Right for you?

Wed 30 Apr 2014

When you're in the throes of purchasing a new house and have what you think is the home of your dreams, it is important not to get get carried away - a home is the most important purchase you may ever make and so it's worth ensuring what you see is as good as what you're getting. Homebuyer surveys and homebuyer reports are a must in a lot of cases, depending on the age of the proper more

Number of First Time Buyers at Seven Year High

Fri 25 Apr 2014

A study by LSL Property Services found that in March there were over 31,400 new home owners - the highest monthly figured recorded since August 2007, giving us a seven year high. The figure has been boosted by the Help to Buy government scheme that was introduced last year, enabling those who could not previously afford a deposit to get onto the property ladder. It was the first-time buye more