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Top 5 Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained This Summer

August 22, 2017

As the summer holidays roll around again, those with children about to finish the school term start to wrack our brains for activities to keep them entertained and out of trouble for the duration. With that in mind, we’ve put together a few ideas to help you out, ones that will hopefully stop those dreaded […] View article >

Buying Your First Home? Here are some helpful tips

August 18, 2017

If you are planning to buy your first home, you’re probably filled with a mix of excitement and, let’s face it, fear. This is a big, big commitment and you don’t want to get it wrong. You certainly didn’t spend all that time saving for your deposit just to throw it away on a few […] View article >

Buying an investment property outside of your local area

August 14, 2017

With higher prices and lower yields, it stands to reason that many seasoned landlords and new landlords are looking beyond London and the south east to buy investment property. Prices are generally lower, yields tend to be higher, and, with lower prices, the 3% stamp duty surcharge has far less impact. Buying a less expensive […] View article >

Moving to a New Town? How to overcome homesickness

August 11, 2017

Relocating to a new home in a new town can be exciting and empowering for some. Even so it can quickly turn into a time of huge stress and leave you feeling homesick. Not only are you moving to an area where you don’t know anyone, if this is the first time away from friends […] View article >

Soft Furnishing Ideas

August 9, 2017

When decorating a home or designing the look for a room, the wallpaper, paint and flooring are important but they only tell part of the story. If you want to add your own personal style and panache to any space, the finishing touches are generally provided by your choice of soft furnishings. Anything from elegant […] View article >

5 Plants for Gardening Beginners

August 4, 2017

On the surface, gardening looks like a great pastime to get involved in. You’re out in the fresh air, doing something natural and helping the environment for a start. But it can be difficult getting started if you are a novice. Choosing the right plants is key, for a start, particularly if you want to […] View article >

Wonderful Wall Hanging Ideas

August 2, 2017

Back in the old days, we used to adorn our walls with the odd photograph, a few ducks and the odd poster we took a liking to. Thankfully, the range of wall art has increased dramatically. Now you can get unusual artworks, wall hangings and tapestries, and stunning large print stencils and images, as well […] View article >

Stricter lending criteria coming into play for landlords

July 28, 2017

The financial landscape for landlords is changing due to new measures introduced by the Prudential Regulation Authority. The first roll-out was in January this year and the second tranche will be embedded by 1st October 2017. In essence, the changes will require lenders to ensure they have a fuller picture of the borrower, and a […] View article >

3 Organic Ways of Keeping Your Home Summer Fresh

July 27, 2017

For those who live in a busy home, you’ll be only too aware how quickly a place can fill with the kinds of pongs and odours we could all do without. Whether you need to contend with a bunch of kids, multiple pets, or even a spouse who doesn’t seem to notice the smell of […] View article >

Top 10 Packing Hacks for Moving House

July 25, 2017

If there is one time when we want things to go as simply as possible – it’s when we move to a new house. It’s possibly one of the top stressful experiences most of us will face and can leave even hardened optimists feeling that the world is conspiring against them. To help, here are […] View article >