Friday, March 24, 2017
Many of us dream of a period home that we’ve purchased for a steal and renovated to fit our exact requirements, giving us a great resale prospect the future. But renovations are seldom as simple as they seem. Here are some factors to consider before you commit.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Although the structural potential of a property, in combination with its geographical location, form the basis for its value, there’s one other big factor that’s easy to overlook when it comes to determining the price of a home: its interior design. From the layout and utility of each space, all the way down to the fixtures, fittings and finishing touches, the way that a property is decorated can make a massive difference to its price.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Areas of the UK which voted most strongly in favour to leave the European Union last June have witnessed the highest price rises in property, research has shown.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The rental sector in England and Wales has recently been confirmed as having seen an average price rise of a single percent during the past year up to January of 2017. Across both countries, there was just one area which saw a decrease in price growth, which was the South West of England. Every other region saw the increase by an overall average of 1%.
Monday, March 6, 2017
To buy or to rent? That’s often the question for many of us who are confronted with the difficulty of getting into today’s challenging UK property market. Deciding can be difficult, with myriad factors to consider. Here are some pros and cons to help you out.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
The Stamp Duty of 3% should be scrapped, and planned changes to mortgage interest relief should also be abandoned, according to UK landlords group, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA). They have called for these items to be scrapped, or at least for the mortgage interest relief to only be applied to new borrowing for a buy to let investment. The plea to the government has come as they are due to reveal the Budget in March and thus there is just enough time for a review of their tax reforms before they commit themselves. The main reasoning behind the call from landlords is that the costs of these government measures will ultimately be passed on to the tenants themselves through higher rents.