Lighting Your Home for the Perfect Sale

  When it comes to selling your home then you need to put in a lot of work to show it off in its best light. You want people to be able to see the true beauty inside your walls and be able to ...

Bedroom Décor This Winter

As the weather begins to turn colder, you will want to adjust your bedroom accordingly. You want it to be a cosy oasis of warmth to get you through the winter months. So have a read at our ideas on ho...

Need inspiration to change your home?

  When it comes to giving your home a makeover it can be hard to know where to start. However, not all changes need to be big and bold. Sometimes it is best to start with small changes and let...

Is your home Instagramable?

When it comes to social media, we all want to look our best. With Instagram it can seem like an expensive dream to make your home look good enough to showcase. However, whilst much of it is down to li...

Preparing your home for autumn

Summer is at an end and the leaves are beginning to turn. As the world changes to colours of red and gold, you need to start looking at what you can do to get your home ready for autumn. Along with au...

A beginners guide to mortgages

When it comes to buying a home, it can be a scary prospect. This is likely to be the biggest purchase you will ever make. When it comes to mortgages, it can be easy to get confused by the variety and ...

Your furniture is talking to you: signs you need to redecorate

There’s nothing like living in a home where everything seems to suggest you’re comfortable and happy. However, when your furniture begins to talk to you and a quick look at a magazine or a...

Top tips on how to budget your bills with your social life

Spending time with friends and acquaintances is great but it's also one of the easiest ways to spend a lot of money without even noticing it. From drinks, show tickets and dinners, to taxis and la...

Need help moving as a single parent?

Moving is hard and time-consuming at the best of times. It’s even harder and more complicated for single parents who have more than themselves to think about. You don’t have another mind o...

Decorating your house on a budget

When it comes to the build-up of buying a house, without a choice, you have to spend a drastic amount of money from your deposit fee, valuation fee, stamp duty and the list goes on. Feel like you are ...

Who’s happier – renters or home owners?

There has always been a great debate over whether renters or owners are happier. Many years ago, buying a house was part of growing up. You were not accomplished until you had a property in your name,...

Should you make your home “smart”?

What is smart home technology, exactly?   It’s gadgets and gizmos that help you control and secure your home remotely, and cut your energy usage and bills.   You can contro...

Keeping your home cool during summer heatwaves

Improve your home life during summer months and ensure any viewers or visitors stay comfortable.    Britain has had better weather than the Mediterranean, Hawaii and The Bahamas so fa...

Buying a renovation property: A guide

Buying an empty house that needs a bit of renovation and restoration can be very exciting. You are presented with a blank canvas that allows you to change anything you like and design the house of you...

Which housing survey or report is right for you?

When you’re in the throes of purchasing a new house and have what you think is the home of your dreams, it is important not to get carried away – a home is the most important purchase you ...

Finding your perfect community

The dream home is a combination of the house itself, and the community it’s in – but how do you find your perfect community?   It may sound simple, but it’s certainly wort...

Let there be light!

It’s simple and very no-thrills in the majority of cases which is a real shame because lighting can be used to great effect.   You can literally transform the look and feel of a room ...

Home office inspiration!

This means eliminating the idea of having an old chair and rickety desk shoved into a corner. Here are our tips on best creating a stylish yet functional work area.   Opt for practicalit...

Combining colours in interior design

Not only do we need to ensure we’re staying up to date with life’s little odd-jobs every month, but we’ve also got the added stress of trends changing on a seasonal basis. With this ...

Say no to dodgy DIY disasters

Sixty-three per cent of British homeowners admit to not knowing where to start when it comes to completing basic DIY tasks such as plumbing.   A new survey from YouGov, on behalf of John Le...

9 reasons renting is amazing for a landlord

If you have a property and haven’t decided what you’re going to do with it, you may want to consider letting it. Aside from the financial benefits, renting out a property can have a great ...

A guide to a successful property let

Being a landlord doesn’t have to result in fraught relationships, horror story rentals or unlimited amount of stress. Instead, being a landlord can be a hugely rewarding job and with a few steps...

Letting agreements explained

The property world can be confusing but once you get your head around the different policies and terms, it really doesn’t have to be. We’re always asked about the different tenancy agreeme...

Sell or Let?

When you move home, the decision of what to do with your existing property is a very important one. Most people find that they have to sell their current property, especially if extra money is needed ...

10 questions every landlord wants answered

Questions, Questions, Questions – we all have them but often they don’t get answered. Being a landlord is a huge responsibility and can be very stressful and confusing. There are probably ...

8 mistakes landlords make and how to avoid them

Being a landlord has many benefits but the stress cannot be denied and often managing tenants can be a minefield. There are various things that can go wrong but with a little knowledge and preparation...

8 tips for getting the most out of letting your property

Renting out a property isn’t as easy as most people think. After all, you’ve got to understand the responsibility involved and you are probably holding down a full-time job as well. Howeve...

6-step guide to being a good landlord

There doesn’t have to be a huge divide between tenant and landlord and having a good relationship not only means you’ll have less stress and hassle but it is also much easier than you thin...

A smart home – technology for your house

Whether you like it or not, the world is evolving and it was only a matter of time before our homes turned technical. The term ‘smart home’ has been penned, describing a place filled...