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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 […]
It’s time to prioritise the wellbeing of children and young adults
When you hear the term ‘mental health or ‘balanced lifestyle’ you often find it attributed to adults, and while this is important, it’s imperative that we don’t overlook its impact on children. In children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust’s recent 13-year strategy, it has outlined that things have become critical when it comes to the […]
Inheriting a property? Your questions answered.
According to new research by the probate lending experts at Tower Street Finance, 58% of UK adults say that they expect to inherit at least one residential property during their lifetime. Inheriting a property happens whilst you are in the midst of a grieving process when emotions are high. Often there are other members of […]
6 highly effective habits of today’s homebuyers
There was a time when buying a property felt quite straightforward, but what the last few years have demonstrated is that things are certainly a bit more tricky. The housing market today is a very different animal with challenges at every stage, from finding a home to securing a decent mortgage to surviving the sales […]
Could living near water be the secret to happiness?
We have had a wet few days, so you may be sick of the sight of water. The restorative benefits of nature has been wildly spoken about, even your local GP in the High Peak has the option to prescribe spending time in the outdoors to support patient well-being. This is nothing new: the Victorians […]
Could this be the reason things look a bit brighter in the 2023 property market?
Decorations are down, there’s the shocking sight of Easter eggs on the supermarket shelves and you have all those good intentions to keep your resolutions. Last year brought many highs and lows as well as a wealth of predictions on what the future holds. Yet amidst all the forecasts, there are signs that things could […]
How to ease the guest stress this festive season
The festive season is here, and as such, many of us will be welcoming family and friends for parties with stays for the day and even overnight. From cousins to grannies, in-laws to old friends and new, you may find at times that you all feel on top of each other. Every year you probably […]