Getting a Mortgage for Your Home

September 9th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Financial Products, Mortgages | Comments Off on Getting a Mortgage for Your Home

Thinking about getting a mortgage for your home can be a daunting experience, particularly if you’re a first-time buyer. Equally, these feelings of anxiety have only worsened as the economy has continued to struggle and many have become increasingly wary about their financial situations. But what is it that you should be looking out for in a mortgage and what’s the best way to go about getting the best mortgage deal available to you?

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Selling or renting? 13 things that put off buyers and tenants

September 6th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Rental Market, Selling Property | Comments Off on Selling or renting? 13 things that put off buyers and tenants

If you’re thinking of renting or selling your home, remember first impressions count! You’ll want to get the best price, so putting some time and effort in first could really pay for itself.

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Troubleshooting the Homestead Repair Process the Economical Way

August 27th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements | Comments Off on Troubleshooting the Homestead Repair Process the Economical Way

There are many different things that can go wrong with your home at any time. No home was built to last, and you’re sure to be reminded of that every time you see water spots, hear dripping noises, and walk over your squeaking floors. As a homeowner, it’s up to you to keep your home safe and functioning properly, but no one wants to go broke in the process.

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Checklist for new tenants. Act now to protect yourself when you leave.

August 19th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Rental Market | Comments Off on Checklist for new tenants. Act now to protect yourself when you leave.

When you move into your new apartment or house you need to make sure you protect yourself from the beginning to avoid additional charges later when you decide to move on. By following some of the guidelines below you will avoid losing your deposit for previous damage to the property when you leave and will avoid paying for updates that are the responsibility of the landlord.

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Maintaining the exterior of your home.

August 13th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements | Comments Off on Maintaining the exterior of your home.

As with most things relating to maintenance in the home, the longer you leave it the worse it is going to get, and this couldn’t ring more true for the exterior of your house. Battling with the elements day-in, day-out, the outside of your house needs regular attention vital for the future value of your home. Annual attentiveness to the paint job, roof and driveway will help to improve your home’s ‘curb appeal’ and help you to avoid bigger, more costly jobs in the future.

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Everything you need to Know about the Green Deal

August 5th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Green Deal | Comments Off on Everything you need to Know about the Green Deal

The concept of home improvements can be met with eyes filled with dread in many cases, because of the associated cost of many of the upgrades available. Double glazing, cavity wall insulation and underfloor heating are all costly additions to a home and while the energy efficiency of the home and the savings made through the utility bills will both be impressive, trying to find the money to fund such improvements can be nigh on impossible.

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Green Energy: Why is it so trendy – and important?

July 25th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Saving, Home Improvements | Comments Off on Green Energy: Why is it so trendy – and important?

What is green energy? Why is it such a popular topic of conversation – and such a divisive one? And, perhaps most importantly, what is the role of green energy for us in the future, as a technology that we cannot afford to ignore?

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How to Give Your Rental Property a Facelift

July 6th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Insurance, Landlords | Comments Off on How to Give Your Rental Property a Facelift

Tenancies can start to seem fleeting through the eyes of a seasoned landlord, but it’s important to remember that your prospective tenants are looking for their next home, so they will apply the same critical eye as any buyer would. Read the rest of this entry »


How to Stay Gas Safe at Home

July 4th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Top Tips | Comments Off on How to Stay Gas Safe at Home

Gas provides a cost effective energy source that is relied on by many home owners for a range of essentials including warmth, food and long hot baths. When a gas appliance goes wrong it can be extremely disruptive, but it can also prove to be dangerous if you don’t pick up on any issues quickly.

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Five Things Your Need to Know When Buying A House

June 27th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Property Conveyancing | Comments Off on Five Things Your Need to Know When Buying A House

Whether you’re a first time buyer trying to get on the first rung of the property ladder or you consider yourself a bit of an expert when it comes to buying a house there are still several things you need to consider each and every time you’re looking to buy.

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Keeping Kitchen Plumbing in Tip-Top Condition

June 26th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements | Comments Off on Keeping Kitchen Plumbing in Tip-Top Condition

If you’re anything like the majority of the rest of us, you’ll be very conscious about where and how you spend your money. After the bills and mortgage is paid, many of us are left with very little to call “disposable income” and the chance of frivolity is slim. Saving as much cash as possible every month will help you to enjoy yourself in the future – think holidays, new clothes or a new car, for example.

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