Guest blog: Damp proofing your home

Guest blog: Damp proofing your home
A guest blog from Timberwise It comes as no real surprise that dampness in properties is a common problem across the UK. Throughout this article I’ll explain what to look out for when damp is present and the damp proofing systems that can be used to treat damp issues. It is important that damp treatment is carried out correctly and efficiently to ensure that the property is made warm and dry again. If the issues of damp in your property are left unchec

Selling your property? The first time sellers guide

Selling your property? The first time sellers guide
When the time comes and you want to sell your home, you might be at a loss as to how to even put your home on the market. The whole selling process can be far less stressful if you know what you’re doing. That’s why we have put together a few words of advice and tips to help you on your way. The first step Before you put your property on the market you need to make it selling and viewing ready. There are a few minor things which you can do which can make

How to reduce fees when selling your home

How to reduce fees when selling your home
Selling your home can be an expensive process. Estate agent fees usually cost around 1% -3.5% of the selling price. Conveyancing can set you back £500 - £1,500 and an EPC can also cost you £60 - £120. Once you have added up these costs it can be a pricey process. But there are many things to can do to reduce these fees. Just take a look at our tips below to find out how you can save when you are selling your home. Online Agents Previously, esta...

Guest blog: The Single-Woman Homebuyer’s Guide

Guest blog: The Single-Woman Homebuyer’s Guide
Home ownership is one of those things that are associated with certain social beliefs and assumptions. You meet someone, you marry and you get a home. However, a recent study reveals a sufficient demographic shift to an increasing number of single dwellers. Females in particular tend to ditch the conventional track and buy their own place. For many women getting a home is not simply a purchase; it is a transition from one life stage into another. Homeow...

Do you really ‘Love thy neighbour’?

Do you really ‘Love thy neighbour’?
You either love them or loathe them; they can either be a good friend, look after your pets when you’re away or they can be your worst nightmare. And for many of us a problem with our neighbour can make our lives a misery. But for every bad neighbour you have, you will have a great one and that’s a vital part of a vibrant community. But what are the 10 most common annoying neighbour traits? We have compiled a list just for you: The families at war We

Sell your home this Spring

Sell your home this Spring
This is not a typically busy time for the property market but as Spring is nearly upon us, it is a good time to get things in order. There are certain steps which you can take to ensure that your property successfully sells. Valuation Firstly, you should get a Valuation carried out on your property. You can do this either by getting an Estate Agent to do this, or instructing a Surveyor to carry out an independent Valuation. Whichever way you choose it is

Compromises you may have to make when buying your first home

Compromises you may have to make when buying your first home
There are always high expectations when trying to find your perfect home, and it’s easy to be overwhelmed with a list of things which you are looking for. There are a number of factors to consider when you are looking around a property, so you might have a checklist already with what you want, but you have to take into account what you need. You will need to compromise on some aspects, so here are some things you can be flexible with, when looking for y...

The “buying your home” check list

The “buying your home” check list
Buying a home can be one of the biggest commitments that you will ever make and also the most expensive. You need to make sure you get everything right. If you have bought a home before you will be familiar with the process and what’s needed to successfully buy a home. But if you’re new to the process, then take a look at our essential checklist of what makes moving as seamless and hassle-free as possible. Budget Money is naturally one of the most imp

Guest Blog – Ten Simple Space Savers For Your Home

Guest Blog – Ten Simple Space Savers For Your Home
If there’s one thing the guys over at Martin & Co Estate & Letting Agents know, it’s how to make the most of any real estate. They’ve distilled ten space saving techniques from their years in the industry to help you maximise what you’ve got… We’d all like a property of palatial proportions. Unfortunately, the reality for most of us is that we must make the best of what we’ve got. But there are some simple and cost effective hacks you can imp