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With more than over 70 percent UK adults logging onto social media platforms daily, online networks have become an imperative part of our lives. From the way we consume news, decide on our next holiday destination or keep in touch with friends and family, there are no ends to what you can do with social media. (more…)

Whilst this may seem like a frivolous topic, the power of the senses should never be underestimated. Smell, for one, really does have a significant impact on the way viewers react to your home. Aside from doing a thorough clean to neutralise everyday odours and improve the scent profile of your home, it’s incredibly important to give careful consideration to the way you fragrance your home in preparation for viewings. (more…)

According to a recent survey carried out by the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), a whopping 79% of UK estate agents consider the current home-buying process in the UK to be outdated. We couldn’t agree more, we’re just a bit surprised that this figure isn’t higher—nay unanimous! We’ve long since believed this to be the case and have already made a number of improvements to bring our estate agency services and methods up to date with the needs and demands of today’s home buyers and sellers. (more…)

On 1st December 2017, a new private residential tenancy regime will come into effect in Scotland. Landlords will no longer be permitted to grant Short Assured Tenancies or Assured Tenancies. These new measures are being introduced by the Scottish Government with a view to improving safeguards for all parties, included tenants, landlords, lenders, and investors. (more…)

Although many times overlooked, the way we choose to light our home makes just as much difference as the wall paint and flooring. It is recommended by a specialist to start planning your lighting design early on if you are starting a home improvement or extension project to benefit from the most flexibility in choosing the right light solutions.

But read on even if you are not planning for a complete home makeover but would just like to add light accents to improve your current home. Here are a few tips on how to get your home under the best light. (more…)

Whether or not you have kids, Halloween can be such a fun time of year for all ages. It’s a legitimate opportunity for us adults to wear costumes in public and consume outrageous amounts of sweets without attracting strange looks or disapproving comments (for the most part). It’s the perfect excuse to revive the misty nostalgia of our ever-diminishing youth! (more…)

Loving the home you are in, even if it’s not the ‘dream’ house you’ve always longed after, is more achievable than you might think. It’s about embracing the space you are in and making the best memories by using it to its full potential.  (more…)

If you have recently invested in buying a property that you feel that might need a refresh, we have a few suggestions that will make a big impact on the overall feel of the house without breaking the bank. Whether you are planning to rent the property, live in it or sell it, our suggestions of easy DIY improvements that even a beginner can handle will make a significant difference. (more…)

Congratulations, you have decided to put your home on the market and make a move on the property ladder. It is an exciting time, one full of opportunities and challenges. Probably one of the biggest worries as a homeowner is your home selling for less than you think it was worth. This is how you can make sure you achieve the best possible price for your home: (more…)

Investing in a buy-to-let property can be a great way to earn some extra income but it’s usually not as straight forward as securing a buy-to-let mortgage and getting tenants in to cover repayments (with hopefully extra on top of that for you too). There are various costs that are easily incurred in managing a rented property, year upon year. Before any significant property investment is made, it’s good to go in with your eyes wide open and after doing the maths, helping to ensure you’ll still be in profit. Here’s a list of the most likely costs that can be incurred as a landlord. (more…)

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