Monthly Archives: March 2015

Properties of the week: Interesting Interiors

Gerard Depardieu once said that ‘everyone has taste, even if they don’t realize it’. He was apparently speaking of food, but his theory may hold good for broader applications. We took a brief peek at his own home (see left) … Continue reading

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Variable tariffs should be replaced argue First Utility

The independent energy provider First Utility have argued that all energy suppliers should be compelled to do away with standard variable tariffs. At present, of all the customers with the big six energy firms, just below 70% of them are … Continue reading

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Average price for UK home nearing peak

In a report conducted by Rightmove, it has been revealed that the average price for a home in the United Kingdom is just £30 short of the all-time record amount. Rightmove went on to forecast that the peak average price … Continue reading

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Landlords boost returns by following careful purchasing strategy

Tenants and owner occupiers seek different things when acquiring a home, understanding these differences allows canny landlords to tailor their rental properties to meet tenant requirements. This and other planning strategies can help boost landlord returns.

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Properties of the week: Schools walls and halls of justice

As television programmes like Channel 4’s ‘Grand Designs’ perennially demonstrate, the British public are nothing if they aren’t inventive when it comes to converting properties into great living-spaces.

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‘Help-to-Buy’ ISAs Budget announcement provides a boost for first time buyers

Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement on 18th March is designed to to tackle the two biggest challenges for first-time buyers. He sees these as, the low interest that banks pay to savers, and the large deposits required for property purchase. Always … Continue reading

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Properties of the week: The Ultimate Water Features

Although the majority of properties are purpose-built, for those who have a little imagination and time on their hands the UK is teeming with structures that were never intended to be lived in, yet would make great homes.

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Private renters make the most efficient use of UK housing

Households who rent their home privately make the most efficient use of housing stock in comparison to any other tenure, according to figures compiled by Countrywide plc, the UK’s largest estate and letting agent.

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