Which DIY upgrades will add value to your home?
Summer is upon us. It’s also the season of bank holiday weekends, which for many of us means a chance to do some DIY and upgrade our home. You want to ensure any changes you make create a better environment for your family but also add value to your home should you decide to sell […]
How to turn your home buying dreams into a reality
House hunting brings out the dreamer in all of us, from searching the internet to flicking through home magazines, your list of needs and ideas for your next home may be never-ending. It is very easy to see a dream turn into fantasy as the realities of what you purchase seem to know no bounds. […]
What to keep and ditch when selling your home
We know that when you decide to put your property on the market, the process can feel overwhelming – especially as it can be full of uncertainty. Where do you start? What do you need to do to your home to make sure it doesn’t linger on the market? Take this as your quick guide […]
A love (and hate) affair with the semi-detached house
The semi-detached house: the icon of middle-class aspiration, the pinnacle of liberalism yet at the same time compromised individuality, the ‘semi’ as it is colloquially termed is, for many homeowners, the highpoint of modern domestic bliss and a firm favourite of residential estate agents. Britain’s gift to architecture is the humble ‘semi-detached house’. This type […]
Essential advice for first-time sellers
Do you remember the excitement you felt when buying your first home? The moment it caught your eye, the viewing when you fell in love, and the joy as your offer was accepted… Your first home, we are sure has brought you much happiness over the years, but have life changes got you thinking? Maybe […]
Why do I need an estate agent when selling my home?
It’s no secret that the UK property market has been booming for the last few years and despite some buyer and seller hesitations, properties are still selling faster than the pre-pandemic average. With a fast and vibrant market such as this, it could be easy to believe that any home will sell as long as […]
November’s guide to the property market
If you are looking to buy or sell a home, you are no doubt curious about what is happening within the property market. Liz Truss’s mini-budget certainly rocked the market and, according to latest research from Bloomberg Intelligence, it ‘spooked’ as many as 44% of prospective buyers. With the latest House Price Index recently being […]
How your home can improve your well-being
Who can believe we are already in November? These autumn days are filled with luscious colours: reds, oranges and yellows dominate our countryside, yet the season itself can really influence how we are feeling. This is because the lack of sunlight reduces our production of serotonin, which is the hormone that affects your mood, appetite […]
Sights, sounds and smells that can help sell your home
We are living in strange times where you don’t really know what the day (or the chancellor) will bring. Although the changes to the stamp duty thresholds remain, the challenges faced by those seeking a mortgage or to remortgage at the moment due to the interest rates have been well documented. With a number of […]
Is your bathroom making a splash when selling your home?
There is nothing easy about selling your home, and buyers really wish to be inspired by what they see. By staging your home, you are creating the canvas buyers need to be able to see its potential as their home. Cluttered and tired spaces just won’t make the cut these days; buyers expect more, and […]
Why Aren’t We Focusing On Generation Rent?
With the cost-of-living crisis beginning to hit, the 20 and 30-somethings of urgently need the help and support of the Government to help them get on the property ladder. For the last few weeks, we have listened to the debates and hustings of Liz and Rishi. Between them, they have told us how they are […]
Portsmouth’s ‘Generation Stuck’ and Their £7.9bn Tied-up Equity
The predicament of the Portsmouth 20 to 30-year-olds who rent and their inability to get onto the housing ladder is often discussed in the press. There are 4.43m properties in the UK that are still in the private rented sector (compared to 2.13m in 2002). This group of people in their 20s and 30’s, who […]