Archive for the ‘Advice’ Category

From pesky plants to dangerous drains, buying a home with outdoor space can sometimes be a perilous business. Thankfully, s1homes is here to help with a handy guide to finding the hazards a garden can be hiding. If you can identify these potential pitfalls now, you can get ask the seller to get them properly […]

You can always be certain of finding the best rental properties on s1homes. Unfortunately, sometimes there will be a niggle that needs sorted before you enjoy 100% happiness in your new home. From faulty fixtures to cleanliness, we reveal the top five pet peeves that can rub renters up the wrong way . . . […]

  So you’ve found your dream rental property on s1homes, sorted out sparkling references and you’re ready to sign on the dotted line. Simples! Whoa there! Have you considered just how much your new landlord may be willing to offer you in extras in order to seal the deal? Well, if you don’t ask, you […]

So you want to buy a home? That’s great news. But it’s easy to get carried away after watching repeat episodes of Grand Designs and letting your imagination run riot. Renovating a twelfth-century cottage with reclaimed wood and straw bales . . . easy peasy, right? Alas, this isn’t always the case. So let s1homes […]

Investing your hard-earned cash in property can be daunting. Should you rent or buy? Where’s the best location? Are the locals model citizens or nightmare neighbours? One of the biggest considerations is whether to opt for a flat or a house. Still not sure which is best for you? Don’t worry, s1homes is here to […]

  The world of property can be a fast-moving, confusing place, especially if you’re new to it. Thankfully, s1homes is here to help – with the latest low-down on who can help you buy or rent your ideal home. Letting agents Once you’ve found your new property on s1homes, a letting agent can arrange an […]

For most of us a mortgage is likely to be the biggest debt we ever have to pay off. If you come into a lump sum of money – from getting lucky at the bingo or discovering a priceless heirloom in the attic – or land a better paid position via s1jobs, it can be […]

Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud – who knows a thing or two about houses – says one of the most important things to do to increase your home’s value is to look at your house not as your own, but as a blank canvas for someone else’s story. And in order to do that, he […]

Most of us take pride in our homes. It’s our haven – the place where we can relax, be ourselves and feel safe. But in order to keep ourselves, our houses and all of our belongings protected, we need to take home security seriously, and a lot of us don’t. Here, Anthony Neary, managing director […]

If you’re longing for sunny days but the weather’s not cooperating, you could change the climate indoors by embracing a sunshine colour palette. Adding splashes of yellow to your decor with a lick of paint, a feature wall in a zingy paper or some vibrant accessories, will give it an instant lift. Turn the tables […]

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