Archive for the ‘Advice’ Category

Taking the plunge and purchasing your own property is an exciting time for all house hunters. If you decide to go for a new build, you’re essentially buying a blank canvas, but if you opt for a home that’s lived in, it’s likely you’ll have to negotiate a few things with the current owners. So […]

Choosing a new home can bring a real sense of freedom. But sometimes that freedom can come from using our property to free up some hard cash. Not sure where to begin? Worry not: that’s why we’ve compiled this handy guide to equity release.   What is it? Equity release is the process whereby a […]

There’s nothing quite like moving into your own place to enjoy a new sense of freedom and independence. But before you rent, it’s a good idea to decide if you want to live alone or find someone to share the experience . . . and, of course, the bills. To help, we’ve compiled a handy […]

Are you a homeowner looking to put your property on the market in order to buy a brand new place . . . but feeling a little overwhelmed about how it all works and how much it costs? Fear not! This is your s1homes step-by-step guide on how to sell and buy at the same […]

Buying a house or flat? Which way would you prefer to go: marvellously modern or tantalisingly traditional? There’s a lot to consider when buying new versus old . . . and the choice isn’t easy. So, before committing yourself to certain types of properties, let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons.   […]

Last year in the UK, homeowners spent an average of £23,100 carrying out home makeovers, according to estimates by interior design inspiration site Houzz. But renovating your home can be a rollercoaster journey, full of ups and downs. There’s a lot to consider and it’s never a task that should be taken lightly. That’s why […]

When it comes to renting your own place, there are big decisions to make. House or flat? City or countryside? And, crucially, furnished or unfurnished? This is one of the most important decisions for renters. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin by looking at the pros and cons.   Furnished: the pros   A […]

Have you been inspired by TV’s lifestyle and makeover shows to add a healthy sparkle to your home but not sure where to start? Let s1homes guide you through some of the best ways to make your home both healthy and happy. Beware: the side-effects can include outward joy and inner contentment!   Get Creative […]

There’s no early morning commute, no strict dress code, no distractions and you make your own hours. What’s not to like about working from home? If you’re looking to buy or rent your dream property on s1homes but also want to enjoy the benefits of a home-based workplace, here are our top tips and golden […]

Now that you’ve made the decision to sell your property, after requesting a property valuation via s1homes, you’re keen to get the show on the road. Excellent! Here’s a quick rundown of our top tips to get your home spick and span for selling on s1homes.   The Kerb Kudos No-one expects a police box […]

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