How to Prepare a Period Property for Sale

With property prices in the UK having fallen for the second consecutive month in April, those looking to prepare their home for sale may face a difficult challenge in the coming weeks. This is particularly true for individuals who own period homes, as these properties strike the awkward balance of being in relatively low-demand while […]

Top Tips for Buying a Period Property

Period properties can be a fantastic buy. They’re usually large, airy and full of character. However, their age means that they can be ridden with problems; many of which will, without proper inspections, go unnoticed until the property is lived in. Here is a list of potential problems that it is vital to check for […]

Renovating an Old Building: Is is Worth the Investment?

While the property market may have declined against a backdrop of economic and geopolitical uncertainty in recent times, this remains a viable investment vehicle in the modern age. In fact, the challenge facing investors is determining precisely how to invest in real estate, with various options available offering variable rates of return. For those of […]

Myth Busting: 3 Misconceptions About the Quick House Sale Market

When selling a house, there are several steps that you can take to drive a quick and lucrative sale. One of the most important is to time your listing carefully, as while the period between February and June is the ideal time to sell, July, September and December tend to see cyclical declines in demand.  […]

4 Renovations That Increase Home Value

There are many renovations that can both increase your home’s value and make it easier to sell your property. Often, you can improve your home’s value by far more than the cost of the renovation itself, thereby making a considerable profit. Here are a few of the renovations that have the best Return on investment. […]

Four Ways to Help Sell Your House Quickly

There are many factors that come into play when you are looking to sell your home, or any property for that matter. How you present your home to a potential buyer is critical to the sales process, and additional to that, the team you get to handle the sale process is just as important. Let’s […]

Six Home Maintenance Tasks That Should Be Completed Before The Summer Heat

Summer represents a marked change in the way the heat and moisture from rain affects your home. These weather-related elements can influence your energy usage, make certain projects harder to complete, and create problems that could become costly. Let’s take a look at six home maintenance tasks you should complete before summer arrives on your […]

5 Budget-Friendly Home Improvements for a Fabulous Facade

Whether you are thinking of reselling your home or just doing some upgrades, the facade of your house is the very first thing people see when they walk up or drive by. “Curb appeal” refers to what people think when they stand on a curb and look at your home. Does it look like a […]

5 Keys To Successfully Managing Your Own Rental Property

When you become a landlord, you have taken on a great responsibility. It is more than just buying a property and letting people live in it. You can save a tremendous amount of money by taking care of the property yourself. While it can take a bit of time and effort to do this yourself, […]

New Home Maintenance: Benefits of Becoming an Expert

There are many benefits to becoming an expert at home repair for your family, but the best benefit is going to be to save time. After moving to a new home, familiarizing yourself with the home is paramount. In an emergency situation, a fast acting response can help your home to stay in great condition. […]

What You Need to Know Before You Decide to Buy Rental Property

Maybe you have been thinking about investing in some rental property. It can certainly be a profitable idea if it’s managed properly. Not only do your renters pay off the mortgage for you but once your debt is clear you can start banking the rent for your own future or start to invest somewhere else. […]

Like Odd Jobs? 4 Careers for People Who Work with Their Hands

If you love working with your hands and improving things, then you’ll want to choose the right career. While you might feel stifled by an office job that has you focusing on spreadsheets and numbers, you may thrive in a construction environment where you can watch a building take shape from the foundation to the […]

Emergency Preparedness Tips Every Family Should Follow

Although most of us don’t expect disasters, being prepared for one is always a good idea. Whether it is an EMP(electromagnetic pulse) that takes down the power grid, severe weather changes, or an economic collapse, emergency situations like these could put you and your family at risk if you are not prepared. Instilling emergency preparedness […]

Prepping for a Mortgage: 5 Tips to Getting your Credit Score on the Right Path

In the past, just about anyone could get a mortgage loan through the sub-standard market with a low credit score. Today, you must have a mortgage-worthy credit profile before you can land an approval let alone land a good interest rate. If you want to receive the best rates for a conventional mortgage, you will […]

Winterizing Your Yard: 5 Things You Should Remember

You hear plenty about winterizing your home: from adding insulation and draft shields, to upgrading your furnace and water heater. But your yard likely requires as many adjustments to prepare for winter, and the spring thaw that follows. Pipes exist outside the home, too. Sprinkler systems, your lawn, and outdoor furniture all need maintenance. Here […]