How to survive remodelling your home

June 3rd, 2015 Posted in Home Improvements, Home Maintenace, Top Tips | No Comments »

Ask anyone who has stayed in their home whilst they are remodelling what their advice is, they will tell you not to stay in your home during the process under any circumstances. However sometime this is not always an option, especially if you are under pressure financially. Sometimes you just have to deal with the dust and grin and bare it.

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How do I find out the boundaries of my property and obligations?

April 15th, 2015 Posted in Land Registry, Legal | No Comments »

There may be some instances whilst you are living in your home that you want to know the boundaries of your property. You may be looking into an extension on your home or you may have some extravagant landscape gardening in mind. It is important that you understand the rules behind property boundaries in the UK to avoid any property boundary disputes.

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A History of House Prices in Miami Florida

March 16th, 2015 Posted in Overseas, Property Market | No Comments »

Currently, The Miami, Florida housing markets is one of the hottest in the United States and is growing out from the early 2000s housing slump and bubble burst. In 2014 the median home price in the Miami-Dade county region was around $260,000USD. This is still far off from the high experienced in the early 200s where the median home price in Miami was around $460,000 (in 2006). As shown, a history of house prices in Miami Florida has undergone many changes and swings throughout the cities history.

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Transfers of Equity and Legal Ownership of a Property

February 18th, 2015 Posted in Land Registry, Property Conveyancing, Property Market | 12 Comments »

A transfer of equity is a transaction where legal ownership of a property changes hands but at least one of the original owners remains on the title. For example where a couple transfer it into the sole name of one or other of them or a person is added to the title.

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Choosing the right burglar alarm for your home.

February 2nd, 2015 Posted in Home Improvements, Home Maintenace | No Comments »

You pull up to your house after a business trip, holiday or weekend away with friends and something doesn’t feel right. You get out of the car or taxi and walk up to the front door, fiddling to find the keys in your bag. The front door is unlocked. Your suspicious feeling grows stronger. You walk into your home and your heart lurches into your throat. Your house is completely ransacked. No corner hasn’t been left unturned and every precious valuable gone. That is not exactly the welcome home party your were looking for.

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Kitchen Extensions – tips for extending the most social room

January 6th, 2015 Posted in Home Improvements | No Comments »

People decide to put an extension on their kitchen for a variety of reasons: bigger family, need for more social space or to get some ‘outdoor’ space that isn’t actually outside. Whatever your motivation, a kitchen extension is a great way to add value to your property and is definitely cheaper than moving house all together. Read on to get advice about your kitchen extension.

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US Rolls Out Red Carpet for International Property Investors

December 4th, 2014 Posted in Buying Property, Overseas, Property Market | No Comments »

Led by Obama, the USA is rolling out the red carpet for international property investors.

Easier to obtain international mortgages, tax eliminating vehicles, increased protections for property investors, and tearing down immigration barriers all adds up to fueling the American real estate market, and making it even more attractive for global investors.

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How to deal with landlord harassment

November 24th, 2014 Posted in Landlords, Rental Market | No Comments »

Sometimes relationships go wrong. Whether it is a personal relationship, a friendship or a communication breakdown with your landlord, a sour relationship can be very stressful to deal with. As a tenant you need to know what your rights are when dealing with harassment from your landlord. There are a series of hoops you have to jump through and processes you have to follow to make sure you deal with landlord harassment correctly. Below you will find some of the top tips for coping with this situation.

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Tenants installing items in home without permission

October 9th, 2014 Posted in Landlords, Rental Market | No Comments »

When you own a property, you have tenants and you have clearly outlined the ‘rules’ in a tenancy agreement with them, it can be very frustrating when they decide to install items in your home without your permission. Depending on what they decide to install, it can wind up costing you money later if you don’t address the problem when it arises. Here are some top tips to dealing with this type of situation.

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How much should my extension cost?

September 17th, 2014 Posted in Extensions, Home Improvements | No Comments »

When you set of on a new project such as an extension, it is always helpful to have an idea of how much money your project should cost so you don’t get ripped off. Building an extension can be quite a complex project with lots of moving parts that you may want to keep your eye on financially. From the architect to the construction itself, you will deal with several different people. This blog acts as a guideline to how much your extension should cost and some factors that will affect the price of your extension.

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What the Housing Crisis Means for Today’s Youth

September 16th, 2014 Posted in Mortgages, Property Market | No Comments »

For today’s youth, owning a property is becoming increasingly tougher. According to housing charity Shelter, almost two million 20-34-year-olds are choosing to live at home with their parents as they cannot afford to rent or buy their own place, despite being in employment.

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