Archive for the ‘Home Owners’ Category

  How much do you love your car? Enough to tuck it into its own bed every night? Or, like the majority of UK motorists, do you rarely use the garage? Well, did you know converting your garage into extra living space could boost the value of your home? Based on average house price figures, […]

What better way to celebrate moving into your new home than by throwing a house-warming party? It’s the perfect opportunity to show off your des res to family and friends. Alas, it’s also fraught with danger: from running out of food to kitchen appliance meltdowns and even wardrobe malfunctions. Want to guarantee you’re the host […]

Alarm bells! Did you know, as of 2021, it will be obligatory for homeowners and landlords to ensure their properties meet strict new regulations when it comes to fire and smoke alarms in their homes? The laws have been brought forward following the awful Grenfell Tower blaze in London in 2017. And, while it might […]

It’s not often you see the words “sell your home for free” but that’s precisely what BTO Residential & Estate Agency are offering right now. New and fresh to the market, with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, the company represent properties in both cities and throughout the west and east coasts of Scotland. Alexander Scott, […]

Thinking about retiring? Perhaps you’ve been looking on s1homes for a cosy country cottage, a condo by the coast or a trendy town-centre apartment? Whatever your preference, it’s well worth considering the suitability and functionality of the property. Let’s find out how to ensure your property is retirement-ready. Accessibility Getting in and out of your […]

As Greta Thunberg’s global campaign has highlighted, climate change is very real and it’s affecting property right here, right now. Rising rainfall, searing sunshine, soaring temperatures and faster winds can all affect our homes, potentially making them less windproof and watertight. Whether you rent or own, this means that taking care of areas that are […]

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 […]

Whether we’re enjoying a winter wonderland or battling woeful weather, at this time of year, we need to ensure our homes are fully protected. Whether you rent or own, this means taking care of areas such as insulation and heating. Ice can also mean burst pipes and slippery steps. So let’s find out more about […]

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 […]

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 […]

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