Archive for the ‘Advice’ Category

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there was a thing known as “empty nest syndrome”. This was when middle-aged parents waved off the last of their chicks as they came of age and left to make their way in the world. One minute they were there, cluttering up the family […]

If you rent your home, there may be a time when it suits you to sublet. Perhaps you’re planning a round-the-world working holiday but want to keep your much-loved flat or house to return to when you get back. Maybe you’re moving in with the love of your life but want to keep your options […]

Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours. Yes, it’s the lilting theme tune to that strangely addictive soap opera from Down Under . . . but the message is spot on. Having good relationships with the people who live around you is key to being truly happy in your home. For a minority of people, however, neighbours […]

If home is where the heart is, does it really matter whether we own the object of our affections or simply rent it? Truth be told, there are advantages and disadvantages in both these scenarios. So let’s look more closely at buying versus renting.   Buying: the pros Investment Depending on your mortgage deal – […]

When we think of the property ladder, we tend to think of people climbing up it. It’s about trading in a smaller home for a bigger, better, brighter one. It’s about using equity from one home to secure a more expensive one. After all, bricks and mortar are a good investment for the future. But […]

Competition means the rental market is red hot right now, so landlords have their pick of new tenants. This means. if you see a property that ticks all the boxes on your wish list, you’ll need to move faster than Planet Earth’s star iguana to make it yours. Thankfully we’ve top tips to help you […]

TVs, computers, cars: buying brand new gives a real sense of curiosity, pride and satisfaction. When it comes to buying a newbuild property, however, it’s not just about the novelty factor. Not only does your home come with eco-friendly modern design and fresh décor, but you’re investing in something that will bring pleasure long after […]

If you and your other half buy a property as a joint ownership then decide to separate, what happens to the home you bought together? For many couples the instinct is to sell the joint property as soon as possible, divide any equity and move on with their separate lives. This is quite common – […]

The peace and quiet of the countryside versus the buzz of life in the big city? It’s a dilemma for anyone looking to buy or rent a house. So we’ve put together a list of pros and cons to help you decide whether you want to be a country dweller or a city slicker. City […]

When it comes to persuading tenants your apartment or house is perfect for them, it’s all about making them feel right at home. This means allowing them to see themselves already on the couch, feet up, watching the new series of The Great British Bake Off… So how do you turn your property for rent […]

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