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How to Budget for Home Improvements - It’s easy to work out what you want in your next home renovation; it’s working out whether you can afford it or not that’s the tricky part. You can get a handle on it, though, if you follow these steps and always have an eye on a discount! Work out a rough estimate You should start off by calculating how much your dream kitchen will cost you, as well as working out how affordable it is for you. Use this handy budget calculator here to pin down costs in ...
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What do you need to know about buy-to-let mortgages in 2018? - Matt Stevens is a Director at The Mortgage Genie. Here, he shares everything you need to know about buy-to-let mortgages if you're thinking about purchasing a property to rent out. If you would like to become a landlord but don't have the funds to buy a new property outright, you'll need to take out a buy-to-let mortgage. For the most part, these mortgages work just like the one you might've taken out to buy your own house, but ...
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The Fascinating History of Sash Window Development - The oldest sash windows that are still surviving today date back to the late seventeenth century, but the origins of sash windows have been lost over time, which means it’s hard to pinpoint when they were first used for certain. Both English and Dutch origins have been claimed, but there’s no conclusive evidence that makes it possible to name a single inventor. Nevertheless, whoever it was that came up with the idea in the first place has...
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How can decorating a property add to its value? - If you have invested in property as part of your overall portfolio, then this still remains a smart move. Although many continue to wonder how Brexit may affect things in the future, for now it hasn’t actually been a problem at all. Recent figures on the state of the UK real estate market show that it has the second-highest amount of investment out of all European countries at €64bn between Q4 2016 and Q3 2017. With UK house prices also risi...
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Latest podcast ‘Zero to Hero’ – Landlord Story -   Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action, joins forces with industry specialist Hamilton Fraser for a series of monthly podcasts with practical tips for landlords and letting agents on how to better manage the renting process. Hamilton Fraser have over 20 years’ experience and are behind some of the private rented sector’s most well-known brands including the tenancy deposit protection scheme mydeposits, the Property Redress Scheme and Cl...
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Property investment, long-term security and cash flow - The key to any investment is long-term capital appreciation, cash flow and a degree of security going forward. There are few asset classes that can match the long-term attractions available with property investment. Indeed, many people now see long-term property investment as the new pension fund of the future. So, what are the benefits of investing in property? Time and freedom A well-managed well-structured property portfolio can rel...
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How can I respond to travellers on my land? - If there is one thing more frustrating that people casually trespassing on your land, it’s those that set up camp with no intention of leaving. Unfortunately, there is lack of council-designated land for the travelling community, which means that private land is often left vulnerable to unauthorised (and unwanted) visitors. Not only is it frustrating for landowners when they find an encampment on their property, it’s actually an illegal practice...
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4 Reasons to Buy Homes in London NOW - For as long as anyone can remember, buying a home in London just didn’t make sense. The cost of the average home of comparable size was well over the market value in other areas outside the capital and so many people decided to commute rather than pay high mortgages. If ever you were considering buying a home in London, NOW is the time to buy. Here are at least four very good reasons to ponder. 1. Prices Are ‘Down’ While the price of residential proper...
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Should You Sell Your Rented Property? - Witnessing unprecedented growth since the mid-1990s, buy-to-let has become widely viewed as an excellent way to build personal wealth.  Over the years, despite a series of ups and downs, many landlords across the UK have reaped notable benefits from both capital gains and rental yields.  Yet, although many observers still believe that it’s a simple case of acquiring a property, moving tenants in and then watching the cash roll in, a closer look at the...
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FREE TICKETS TO GRAND DESIGNS LIVE BIRMINGHAM - (NEC, Birmingham 10-14 October 2018) Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 10 – 14 October 2018. Presented by Grand Designs guru Kevin McCloud, this multi-award winning home show is the ultimate day out for any budding grand designer. From over 400 specialist exhibitors and free expert advice to interactive features and live talks with Kevin and the Grand Designers from the TV show...
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