Cracks, marks and stains leave the biggest negative impression on prospective buyers during a viewing, with a 76% turn-off rate. This is according to Sell House Fast who surveyed 1,266 people who have been to several viewings over the last year.
Flick through the pages of any
magazine these days or scroll through the popular Pinterest app and you’re
likely to see endless images of chic properties with timeless décor. For those
of us that are blessed to be able to colour-match and accessorise effortlessly,
this is an entirely attainable vision; however, for the rest of us who are a
little more challenged in the decorating department, it can be tough to know
where to start. Read through our basic guide to decorating and we will provide
you with some guidelines which are sure to help you turn your home in to a real
Property owners across the UK have spent almost £8,000 each on home improvements over the last five years, a staggering £48 billion in total, according to new research by the National Association of Estate Agents.
With businesses offering a greater level of autonomy and flexibility to their workers than ever before, as well as millions who are registered as self-employed, many of us will have office spaces in our homes. These spaces are vital to our productivity, and we have therefore put some of our favourite design ideas together in order to make your home office a hotbed of efficiency.
Back in 2008/09, almost half (45%) of homes built in the year across England and Wales were flats, with the majority of these having two bedrooms. The shift in government policy a number of years earlier had resulted in higher density housing on brownfield and urban sites. Many developers were building with investors in mind, as investors flocked to buy city centre flats.
There were 14,794 homes sold across England and Wales in the past 12 months priced at £1 million or more. This equates to just 1.7% of all sales, and just under £26 billion in value.
As in previous years, the tally of properties selling at or above the £1 million threshold was greatest in London, where over half (59%) of all £1m+ homes sold in the past year. This represents 1 in every 10 property sales.
I wanted to talk about this stunning brand new home that has been built on Plane Tree Close in Marple. The house has been completed to an exceptional standard with amazing gardens to the front and back. There is space for at least two cars and the property also benefits from an amazing location which is close to great schools and transport links such as Rosehill Station.
If you’re looking for a new home, or are looking for your first home, then “gazumping” may be a term that you aren’t particularly familiar with. Essentially, gazumping is when you have had an offer accepted by a seller, and are in the midst of the buying process, when another buyer comes along and offers a higher price, effectively stealing (or gazumping) the sale.