The History of Your Home

The History of Your Home Have you been inspired by TV shows like Who Do You Think You Are? and A House Through Time? Researching your family tree has long been a favoured pastime in this country, and it’s no longer just the prerogative of people of a certain age! But have you ever wondered…

Guide to buying a family home

Buying a family home is an exciting milestone, but there’s an awful lot you need to think about. Whether you’re moving to a bigger property to accommodate a growing family, or choosing your forever family home, there are certain things you’ll want to look out for as you make your decision. Layout With young children…

Our Top 5 Tips for Moving Day

For months now, you’ve been planning, anticipating and working hard for this very day, and now it’s finally here. It’s Moving Day! So how do you feel? Excited, eager and in control? Or apprehensive, stressed and worried? If you’re the kind of person that thrives on a tight deadline and tends to leave tasks until…

Selling in summer?

When is the best time to sell a house? Ask the average person on the street and they’ll no doubt say spring, or perhaps even autumn. It’s a commonly held belief that selling your home at any other time of year is a grave error that’s sure to see your property sitting on the shelf…

Things to do before you move house

Moving house can be a stressful time for all involved, from managing viewings and placing offers on a new place, right through to packing your belongings and picking up your keys. With so much to do and so many things to remember, it can be all too easy to forget those small, seemingly trivial yet…

Top 5 Tips For Successful Viewings

If you choose to sell your home through an online estate agency, you could save yourself a great deal of money. However, although some online estate agents do offer to manage your viewings on your behalf, most will expect you to carry them out yourselves. Doing your own viewings sounds straightforward enough. After all, it’s…

Move or Improve? Adding value to your home

Adding value to your home Most financial experts agree that it’s generally wiser to improve your current home rather than move to a new abode. But what are the best ways to add value to your property? 1. Convert your cellar If you have a cellar, you should consider transforming it into a living space…

Running a business from your home

If you’re planning to take the leap into self-employment, you may well be about to join the growing number of people who run a small business from home. If that’s the case, there are a few practical aspects you’ll need to consider. We’ve put together a handy checklist so that nothing essential gets missed as…

Our Top 4 House Buying Tips

4 things you must do BEFORE you start house hunting Buying a new home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, so it’s worth putting the work in before you start your search, to ensure you’re properly prepared. Our list of things to do before you start house hunting will help you get…