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…

Gardens to help sell your home

Spring has finally sprung and the sun has started making more of a regular appearance. We’re seeing the first BBQs of the year and people are flocking outdoors to enjoy the good weather. In our country, we don’t tend to see a great deal of sunshine, so when the mercury does rise, we Brits embrace…

How healthy is your home?

These days, most of us are aware of the steps we need to take to keep our minds and bodies healthy. Perhaps you: Make an effort to relax and incorporate self-care into your busy routine Pay attention to your diet Limit alcohol and drink plenty of water Exercise frequently Refrain from smoking Even if you…

Buying a fixer-upper

By now, we’ve all seen countless TV shows devoted to DIY, home improvements and property renovation. Whether they’re about building a grand design, transforming a French chateau or picking up a bargain to sell on, we can’t get enough of them! The TV experts often make big projects look easy, but in reality, taking on…

Our guide to life insurance

As a homeowner, do you need life insurance? No one likes to imagine what would happen to their loved ones in the event of their death. But sometimes, the unthinkable does need thinking about. If you have children, a partner or other dependents who rely on you to pay the mortgage on your property, then…

Getting the best from your conveyancer

Your conveyancer Your conveyancer will play a big part in the process of moving home – it can be a stressful and busy time, and people often cite the legal aspects of moving as the most difficult part of all. This is largely due to the fact that most people don’t really understand the conveyancing…

Move or improve?

Move or improve? Growing out of your property as your family expands or your lifestyle changes is a common problem, faced by many homeowners. A house that was the perfect size for two has become a little bit of a squeeze now that there are 3, 4 or even more of you. Or perhaps you’ve…

Making a great first impression

Making a great first impression Most buyers make a decision about a property within the first few seconds of viewing it, so if you’re selling your home, it’s vitally important that you make a positive first impression. If you don’t, you could be losing out. If your home is already on the market but you’re…

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