Many of the nation’s favourite soap characters would be facing homelessness if their locations and lives were real.
Sky high house prices in areas such as Greater Manchester and the Yorkshire Dales, where Coronation Street and Emmerdale are set, would be out of reach to the likes of the Websters and the Dingles, according to the National Housing Federation. Continue reading
If you’ve taken the plunge and put down a deposit on your house, then you’re in for an exciting roller coaster ride of emotions and big decisions.
Decorating your first home is a great opportunity for you to run wild with your imagination, but if it all seems a bit daunting, it can be broken down into manageable chunks. Here are a few tips on how you can make your first home project a success. Continue reading
Do you jump out of bed on a Sunday morning to start DIY? Do you dream of building an eco-home? Or do you plan to repaint your kitchen cupboard doors in Farrow & Ball?
The answers to these questions could determine what type of home would best suit your personality, according to a new online NHBC survey. Continue reading
There were 4.2 million home workers in January-March 2014, or 13.9% of those in work, according to a report published today by the Office for National Statistics. Continue reading
All budding Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoys and Victoria Pendletons amongst UK agents– it’s time to lycra up, put on the toe clips and jump on the saddle. Agents Giving is holding the Great British Property Cycle Race again in September 2014.
The cycling itself can range from that of the intrepid explorer – cycling the Inca trail – to the fitness bikes in your local gym. All that matters is that you raise a bucket load of money for worthwhile causes whilst having a great time with your colleagues, friends and family. Continue reading
Building your own house is a more affordable way to provide a family home Planning Minister Nick Boles told eager self-builders at Grand Designs Live (6 May 2014).
Self-build and custom build – where people work with a specialist developer to deliver a home – can be a cheaper and more cost effective way into homeownership. Continue reading
Calling all potential Bubba Watsons! It’s that time of year again.
The call goes out to UK agents whose swing might not be as perfect as the Master’s winner, but whose ambition is to raise money for Agents Giving. Continue reading
Broadband was listed as the main issue that the government should tackle to improve the countryside as a place to live or do business.
According to Knight Frank’s Rural Sentiment survey, over 70% of those who took the survey listed it as the top priority. Continue reading
London estate agency Douglas & Gordon will be co-hosting the annual ‘Move to the Country Show’ at the Battersea Arts Centre on the 27th March.
32 country estate agents will be giving hands-on advice to buyers thinking of moving from London to the country. Continue reading
Design is the top reason homeowners gave for loving their new build homes, according to latest research by NHBC (The National House-Building Council).
The survey of over 1,000 people found that the design topped the list of their favourite things about their new build home, followed by its location and size and space. Continue reading