Technology essentials for modern properties

November 27th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Property Market | Comments Off on Technology essentials for modern properties

Once upon a time, robo-houses were staples of sci-fi films. A signifier of the rapid technological advancements our society was making, the robo-house was an expression of our fears as to where such developments would take us.

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Five great things about retirement

November 27th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Top Tips | Comments Off on Five great things about retirement

If you’re already looking forward to retirement, this will just be extra encouragement but, if you’re one of those few people having concerns, you might want to take a closer look at just what retirement living can offer.

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Things to Consider when Looking for an Architect

November 18th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Property Market | Comments Off on Things to Consider when Looking for an Architect

If you’re either looking to build a new home or restore/extend your existing property, then you will need to invest in an architect to get the right advice for carrying out this work. You may already have some ideas in mind or you may be confused about where to start but an architect can help bring your ideas and tastes together to create the perfect design.

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Roof Maintenance: How often and tips to avoid huge costs

November 4th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Home Maintenace | Comments Off on Roof Maintenance: How often and tips to avoid huge costs

Roof maintenance can be expensive and for many homeowners, it is a job they would rather not deal with due to the financial impact. Your roof doesn’t always have to be a monetary headache especially if you know what to look for, you conduct regular check-ups and you keep on top of your house insurance.

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Rise of Common Plumbing Problems in the Home

October 21st, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements | Comments Off on Rise of Common Plumbing Problems in the Home

Is that tap still dripping your kitchen? The radiator still clicking in your bedroom? You’re not alone – these are some of the most common plumbing problems found in houses and with a bit of DIY you’ll probably find you can solve these issues without having to call out your plumber.

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95% of people now search for their next home online

October 21st, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Property Market, Selling Property | Comments Off on 95% of people now search for their next home online

Online property portals now the most popular home search method. Are traditional estate agents a thing of the past?

The way that people now search for their home has changed dramatically in the last decade. Whereas years ago the estate agent would be the first point of call, now the majority of potential buyers don’t even need to leave home to begin their search.

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Signs that your Chimney needs Maintenance

October 17th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Home Maintenace | Comments Off on Signs that your Chimney needs Maintenance

Chimneys can be difficult to judge and you can’t always see potential problems from just looking. There are some signs that you can look out for that prove your chimney may need some maintenance and attention. Making sure your chimney is safe is up there with ensuring your home is safe from fire hazards so it is very important for any homeowner with a chimney to be aware of the typical tell tale signs that there may be damage to your chimney.

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Buying your second home in Spain – Part 2

October 9th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Overseas | Comments Off on Buying your second home in Spain – Part 2

In our first blog in this series we discussed the initial steps you should take when looking for a second home in Spain. This blog continues with advice on taking out a mortgage on your new venture.You will find out information on lenders and different types of mortgages with specific advice on Spanish property sales.

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Help to Buy – What needs to happen

October 1st, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market | Comments Off on Help to Buy – What needs to happen

Help to Buy, in its pure form, was designed to stimulate the housing market and specifically the building industry. In theory, enabling people to buy new build property would kick start and invigorate the industry – and that’s a good thing.
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Buying your second home in Spain.

October 1st, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property | Comments Off on Buying your second home in Spain.

Buying a house in Spain is very different from buying a house in the UK. The legal system and the steps you have to take differ from the UK and many homeowners in Spain currently have had problems because they weren’t aware of certain factors before purchasing their home. Follow some of our advice below when you begin the process of buying your second home in Spain and feel confident that you are aware of all the information you need to make the wisest decisions when dealing with the Spanish policies and rules.

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Is it still possible to get on the property ladder?

September 23rd, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Property Market | Comments Off on Is it still possible to get on the property ladder?

Getting on the property ladder can be a daunting prospect especially due to the fact that it is a huge financial commitment. However, owning your own property is a way of investing in your future, and the future of your family, as well as giving you more stability. If you are a first time buyer you need to be aware of all of your options and choose the scheme that is right for you and your financial situation. This blog gives advice on how to get on the property ladder and the processes you will go through to get the keys to your new home.

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