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7 Tips for Harmonious House Sharing

July 21, 2017

It’s not just the traditional province of students any more. Many of us are now sharing a house, either with friends or people we have never met before. Whether it’s buying a property together or renting, the benefits of lower rents and shared costs are a fantastic way to afford a place of your own […] View article >

Landlords gain heavyweight support from Iain Duncan Smith

July 18, 2017

As we have been reporting over the past couple of years, landlords have been on Government’s radar with a number of new legislative changes that could impact future profitability. The most notorious of these has been the new tax regime Section 24, affecting sole trader landlords with mortgages, and the introduction of the 3% stamp […] View article >

5 Things You Can’t Live Without in a Family Home

July 18, 2017

One thing many parents don’t consider when they decide to have a family is what those pesky kids are going to do to the home. While babies look ever so cute at first, once they start to grow and become curious, and a lot more mischievous, they can play havoc with everything from your walls […] View article >

Curtains or Blinds? How to Decide Which Your Room Should Have

July 14, 2017

When looking to redesign a room, one of the areas that people tend to overlook until the last minute is the windows. The choice between curtains or blinds used to be less difficult. In recent years, however, the range of brilliant blinds on the market has made them a much more popular choice for many […] View article >

Not Getting Enough Viewings?

July 11, 2017

There’s no doubt that putting your home up for sale can be a stressful experience. If all goes well and you’ve put in the right plans, you should get people flocking to your door. For many, this is exactly what happens, but there are also those who don’t get the viewings they initially hoped for. […] View article >

Benefits of Holding an Open House Viewing

July 6, 2017

Open house viewings are becoming an increasingly popular way to sell properties in the UK. A technique that came to us across the Atlantic from the US, it has a number of benefits over the traditional methods of selling a house, particularly for those in inner city areas which may account for its success in […] View article >

How Your Spare Room Could Help Sell Your Property

July 3, 2017

Any person selling their home wants to get the best price on the market. Paying special attention to the value-added extras your property offers potential buyers is therefore important. One area that can add buyer appeal is the spare bedroom. Unfortunately, it’s a space that many of us fail to utilise properly. If you currently […] View article >

Why rental demand is set to continue

June 28, 2017

With such economic turmoil – not to mention Brexit – on the horizon, landlords could rightly be concerned about the sustainability of rental demand across the U.K. However, at Northwood, we are confident that rental demand will continue, despite these issues. The first thing to remember is that we are a small island and many […] View article >

6 Uses for Baby Wipes You Never Knew About

June 28, 2017

Most of us never considered buying baby wipes until we had a baby, but before we knew it, they were indispensable. Not only do they make changing nappies phenomenally easier, they are possibly the handiest thing you can have laying around the house. Aside from making changing a baby’s bottom a breeze and making short […] View article >

5 Plants for your bedroom that can help you sleep

June 28, 2017

According to a report by the Mental Health Foundation, almost a third of us suffer from sleeplessness which in turn affects our health. Being sleep deprived puts us at a higher risk of mental health and relationship issues. It can also have a huge impact on our productivity as well our general wellbeing.  Almost half […] View article >