A Stunning Warm Welcome To Your Home

Front of HomeAs the saying goes – “first impressions count” and when applied to the home this means the frontage – what do people see from the roadside? A front driveway full of junk or a driveway clean and glistening in the light?

Do you ever sit in traffic staring at the houses along the roadside and imagine what the person looks like that lives in that house? From the roadside your home should showcase everything about you and your family whether you’re artistic, stylish, ultra-sleek or traditional.

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Couples £800 better off than singletons

Unless you’re Bridget Jones at a party for married couples, singletons are rarely named and shamed as those who are ‘missing out’. However, when it comes to personal finance, the cost of being single comes at a high price as couples are apparently £800 better off on average.

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Top 4 Most Value Adding Home Improvement Projects

While you may not be remodelling your home mainly to increase its value, you have to admit that it would not hurt if that were to happen. Too many people however miss the mark when it comes to this. They have the misguided notion that every home improvement project automatically translates to an increase in home value; this is simply not true.

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Working from home: Luxury Style

Earlier this month Boris Johnson advised Londoners to consider working from home during the Olympic period. Nowadays however, more and more people are choosing to work from home, Olympics or no Olympics.

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Summer blues in the mortgage market

This summer’s wet weather is cited as one of the reasons why activity in the UK mortgage market was dampened down in June. According to the British Bankers Association (BBA) the number of mortgages approved for purchases dropped by 11% in June compared to May.

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Essential Items For Moving Into Your New Rented Room

Udo's new playroomMost people can’t afford to buy a home quite so quickly these days. With the current financial situation being screwed up it’s almost impossible to find someone to loan you the money. That means more people than ever before are having to rent out a room in a stranger’s flat. If this is a completely alien concept to you then things could go wrong. You could turn up without essentials.

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Renovating Old Properties: Know the hidden dangers

If you speak to any builder, they will tell you that when you start to knock things down ahead of renovations that you have to tread carefully. Anxiety about what is in and around the area is normal and at any point you can find a potential problem. We have heard about materials like asbestos for years, and although it is a well-known issue it can still be hidden.

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