Should you buy that fixer upper?

  Property investment has always been cited as an excellent way to secure income. But, you have to make sure you can afford to tie up a large portion of…

Home security tips for 2016

Protecting our homes is central to being able to live. It’s one thing to have a home but there’s no point if we feel our home is constantly in danger….

3 tips to make moving easier

Moving house (or flat) is never easy. You’ve got a lot to do and you never seem to have enough time. If you’ve been living in the same place for…

Creating a functional space in your small bathroom

Perhaps the excitement of buying your first home had you so overwhelmed you never thought of its function. The small bathroom never bothered you at first. But with time, as…

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Essential double glazing windows guide

Upgrading a property to new double glazing windows is a sure way to add considerable value when putting a home on the market:  it’s most definitely one of the first…

The top concerns of landlords

We’ve been told for decades now that property investment is the best type of investment. Only in recent years has this suggestion been questioned but that’s an entire topic on…

Outside projects to improve a home’s value

We all want our homes to look better and see this reflected in terms of value. The difficulty is in deciding what we can do to improve our homes. Not…

The house sitter rules (Part 1)

Asking a trusted friend or even a stranger to house sit can leave your mind racing. The minute you give it some thought you’re bond to become a little anxious…

What you should know as a house sitter (Part 2)

Rule one: DON’T snoop. There’s always a chance that you could be caught on camera. If that happens, the chances of you being asked to house sit again are zero…

What to consider before choosing your new suburb

There are numerous factors to consider when buying your first property. Unlike buying a car, this isn’t one you can simply trade in because the seats are uncomfortable. Buying a…