Archive for the ‘Advice’ Category

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 […]

A tan is synonymous with summer and we can’t resist a beautiful sun-kissed glow, from celebrity mahogany to subtle golden honey, there’s no better way to perk up your skin. A tan can also work just as well in décor. Summer may be over for another year, but we can still keep our homes looking […]

Home insurance brings extra security in many ways. Knowing you’re covered if a storm blows the roof off or a cat burglar steals your vintage Hello Kitty handbag not only offers peace of mind – it could save you a fortune. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right policy. To help, here are […]

A recent survey showed top of the list when looking for a dream home was having en-suites in every bedroom. Some ambitious buyers even mentioned an indoor pool! Here at s1homes, we like to make all of your property dreams come true . . . but we also know one of the most important considerations when […]

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