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Buying versus Renting

October 19, 2018

There can be nothing more exciting than moving out of the family home and setting up on your own. The basic choice that you need to make, however, is whether you are going to buy your first home or rent a property. With the growing price of houses in many areas of the UK, buying […] View article >

When to Sell Your Home

October 19, 2018

A lot of factors are going to dictate when you sell your home. It might be the right time to move onto a bigger or smaller property. Perhaps you’ve got a job opportunity in another part of the country, are moving in with a partner and now have a “surplus” property or want to relocate […] View article >

6 things to do to get a property ready to rent out

October 18, 2018

If you have decided to rent out a property that has not been rented out before, here is our guide to getting it ready for rental. 1.  First impressions count Check the front of your property.  Is it clean and tidy?  Is the door number clearly labelled?  Is the garden neat?  Does the outside light […] View article >

Decorating a Rented Property

October 2, 2018

One of the big issues most have with renting is the often-misguided belief that they have limited opportunity to add personal touches that makes your place feel like home. Giving a coat of paint to the walls or adding feature wallpaper can make a big difference but it’s not always that easy to do. A […] View article >

The Demand for Rental Properties

October 1, 2018

Calculating rental demand in an area is not as difficult as it used to be for the average property hunter. Generally, you should expect those regions in which demand outweighs the number of properties available to deliver higher rents and vice versa. Whether you are a tenant looking for somewhere to set down roots or […] View article >

Wonderful Warmers

September 12, 2018

Whether you’re renting your home or own your property, keeping warm without burning money, is something of an ongoing problem. The good news is that you don’t have to turn the thermostat up to max and suffer the bill – there are plenty of different ways to stay snug and still save those pennies. Comfort […] View article >

How to turn your residential property into a buy to let property

August 22, 2018

You may never have considered it, but your residential property could be a stepping stone into buy to let investment. The process of turning your residential property into a buy to let is relatively easy and straight forward, even more so if you do not have a mortgage on it. You can use the equity […] View article >

5 boxes that every investment property should tick

August 17, 2018

When choosing a property that is going to make a good investment, you should start by considering the needs of the tenant demographic you are intending to rent to. These typically include: >Young professionals – singles and couples >Families >Tenants in receipt of housing benefit >Elderly tenants – those that are downsizing – usually couples […] View article >

Heavenly Holiday Home Locations

August 17, 2018

If you’re thinking of buying a holiday home where you can kick back and enjoy the sun and fresh air or rent it out as a business, picking the right location is vital. While it may seem the height of extravagance to buy a place where you are solely able to get some quality me […] View article >

Summer Garden Furniture

August 2, 2018

As you are no doubt aware, we are enjoying a rather hot summer this year, with plenty of warm days and balmy evenings. If you’ve been thinking about investing in some new garden furniture, the good news is there’s plenty of choice out there. A little too much choice? We have compiled a list of […] View article >