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If you need more space at home or are looking to sell, converting the loft into a new room makes a lot of sense. 1 If your home’s loft is more useful to you as living space than storage, converting it is the obvious thing to do. A loft conversion should make your home more […]

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has timeously listed some top ways in which homeowners can add value to a property and make it more desirable to potential buyers. Suggestions, in no particular order, include tidy (or better still, landscape) the garden, combine two rooms into one to make a more inviting open-plan living […]

A new study has found that a quarter of viewing time among prospective home buyers is taken up focusing on clutter and mess. The research conducted by Anglian Home Improvements used eye tracking technology to find out what house hunters really focus on when viewing a property and it found that men tend to focus on […]

An annual £1 million-plus market review from Rettie shows that top-end properties valued at £1m or more returned to pre-LBTT levels in 2016 – and Scottish buyers remain the dominant force, accounting for just under 80 per cent of all sales. Rettie sold a quarter of homes over £1m last year and two-thirds of all properties […]

Sellers are advised to get houses on the market before the spring rush as buyers are increasingly setting out in winter to find their dream home. This is the advice from Hannah Christiansen, head of residential sales at CKD Galbraith’s Aberdeen office who says: ” Buyers are becoming more active during the winter with months […]

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 – […]

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 […]

We all reach a point where we have a love-hate relationship with our homes. Love the space in the living room, hate the tiny kitchen. Love the view from the bay window, hate climbing the narrow stairs. But how easy is it to weigh up the costs of home improvements that increase the love factor […]

When you’re selling or renting your home, there’s one room where both buyers and tenants look very carefully, the bathroom. If your bathroom is old, it might be best to bite the bullet and go for a refit. Here are our tips on improvements you should consider: As much as you might like the aubergine […]

This week on The Apprentice, the candidates competing for a partnership deal with Lord Alan Sugar, were tasked with selling property in London. They had to prove their enthusiasm and passion to the property developers to be given the chance to sell the properties to the market. Both teams had two developments to sell – […]

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