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Discounted homes for first time buyers 

Earlier this month (Februrary 2020) the government released information on its proposed new First Home scheme. It aims to address affordability for first time buyers and key workers by providing new homes at a discount of at least 30%. It aims to lower deposit and mortgage requirements for local first-time buyers in England – “shaking up the housing market and making the dream of home ownership a reality” 

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Innovative Ways to Increase the Value of Your Property in 2020

 For many people, their house is will be the most expensive thing that they own. So, it is important that if you are planning on selling it, you manage to get the most that you can from it. The housing market is a fickle market and there are generally two factors that would usually determine the value that you can get for your property – what you are actually offering and how much the potential buyers want your property. Find out some ways to increase the value of your property in 2020. 

Kerb appeal is the first thing house hunters will notice when they view your property. So, it’s important to get it right. 68% of home buyers have stated that kerb appeal is important when it comes to buying a house, with a well lit exterior being voted as one of the most attractive elements (Home Owners Alliance). And, as warm lighting makes your property feel more homely and desirable, it can help to increase its value

Black mould on curtain

As our minds begin to drift towards Christmas and the nice surprises that lay in store for us, one thing we will all definitely hope to avoid over the festive season is Condensation problems.

Although condensation is generally considered more of a nuisance than a serious property problem, however many underestimate the effects than it can have on our homes - ranging from the relatively benign like water droplets appearing on windows to decaying window frames, damp patches appearing on walls, the germination of black mould, and in extreme cases the growth of wet rot.

Things to Consider Before Renting to Tenants

Guidance for New Landlords: Things to Consider Before Renting to Tenants

The prospect of renting out to tenants for a healthy extra income can be a very attractive and enticing one. Becoming a landlord is a great way to boost your finances or provide your main income stream but it is important to be aware of just how many rules and regulations there are in place on both sides of the equation.