Should I Manage My Property or Hire a Manager?

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

Looking after your property when you don’t actually live in the building can be time-consuming and difficult, especially when you don’t live near the home. Whether you have a beachside home in Cornwall or a townhouse in a city centre that is rented out to businessmen visiting for long term leases, you need to set up a way for the home to be managed. Making the choice as to whether you have the time to commit to managing your home or whether you want to hire a company to do it for you usually comes down to money.

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Advice on Maintaining Trees in your Garden

February 17th, 2014 Posted in Home Maintenace | No Comments »

Trees can add an element of class to you home and look wonderful in a well-landscaped garden. They can also be a pain when their roots start affecting your home or their branches interfere with electricity and telephone wires. If you keep your trees well maintained you can enjoy the pleasure they provide in your garden with no problems. Here is a guide to keeping your trees healthy and out of trouble.

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The Pros and Cons of Heated Flooring

February 10th, 2014 Posted in Home Improvements | No Comments »

Are you that person who dashes into the kitchen or bathroom in the morning only to hop and skip around because the tile is so cold? Cold tiles on the floor are no way to start a day and the way most of us combat this issue is by purchasing big thick slippers and mats. This can all be a thing of the past with the introduction of heated flooring in your home. Toasty warm tiles? Yes please. Let’s look further into the pros and cons of this new innovative idea for homes.

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10 tips to help you make money when investing in property

February 3rd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Property investment is a great way to make your personal financial reserves work hard to you – now and in retirement. However there is a lot of hype and many myths surrounding property investment. So what works? And what doesn’t?

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Essentials when choosing your home insurance policy

February 3rd, 2014 Posted in Financial Products, Insurance | No Comments »

There are many options available to you when it comes to choosing your home insurance policy and, as a result, it isn’t as straightforward as you would hope. There are some key elements of your policy that you need to ensure you have to make sure you have covered all of the important property in your home.

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New places to invest in property in London

January 27th, 2014 Posted in Property Market | No Comments »

The demand for property in London is soaring and new little nuggets of opportunity are popping up all over the capital as new transport links are opening up making it easier for commuters. If you have some money to invest, it is certainly worth keeping your eye on some of the following hotspots. The new infrastructure will see house prices leap up and you could make a quick penny or two on a home in the following places.

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What to Consider when Designing Your Kitchen

January 20th, 2014 Posted in Home Improvements | No Comments »

If you’re designing a new kitchen for your home this is something that could add a lot of value to the overall property price, so careful planning and consideration are a must. It’s the one room of the house that prospective buyers will be really scrutinising as many like to be able to move into a house with a kitchen they can use and like for at least six months.

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Top 5 property websites; buying or selling or earning extra income

January 13th, 2014 Posted in Buying Property, Rental Market, Selling Property | No Comments »

Selling your home or buying a new home can be a difficult task to face and sometimes we feel like we need all the help we can get. Lucky for us, the Internet was invented and now we have a multitude of websites available to guide us in the right direction with advice, property and statistics.

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How to downsize from your family home

December 29th, 2013 Posted in Property Market, Selling Property | No Comments »

Downsizing to a smaller home can be a very stressful and emotional experience. You family home holds so many memories and letting go of that stage in your life can be heart-breaking. Making the experience as easy and smooth as possible is vital for your own sanity and this blog aims to help you with each process from making the decision to looking towards the future with a positive outlook. Take a deep breath and let’s talk about downsizing.

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How to Find the Home of Your Dreams

December 20th, 2013 Posted in Home Maintenace, Property Market | No Comments »

Many people in the world have the same basic dream when they’re younger. They want to be successful, they want a loving family, and they want to live in a big, safe house with a nice yard, a picket fence, smack dab in the middle of a niche neighborhood. The home of your dreams is something you will undoubtedly try to make a reality at different points throughout your life.

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3 tips for finding bargain flats for sale in Newcastle upon Tyne

December 11th, 2013 Posted in Buying Property, Property Market | No Comments »

Property in the UK increased in value by an average of 3.1 per cent between October 2012 and October 2013. However, while the UK as a whole is witnessing signs of life, the property market in the North East is seeing a slow recovery.

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