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Top tips to improve the busiest room in your house

They say it’s the heart of the home – and we agree.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

You could increase your home’s value by 16%

Simply improving your property’s EPC rating could be the way forward.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Reduce your energy bills with these money-saving tips

The cost of living crisis has strained the budgets of most UK households, largely due to an alarming increase in energy prices.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

How to determine the value of your property

In our experience, choosing an appropriate asking price can make the difference between your home achieving a fast sale and being left on the shelf, but getting this process right requires careful consideration and a deep understanding of local and national markets.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Summer outdoor living trends

With the summer of 2022 proving to be sultry and sun-kissed, three trends have emerged as people seek to make the most of the uncharacteristically consistent British weather.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Which green features do homes with high EPC ratings have?

Whether you’re planning to rent or sell your home, want to cut your bills or carbon footprint, your property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating matters.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

What happens after your offer has been accepted?

You’ve found the house of your dreams, and your offer has been accepted.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Letting short-term? Here are the prime locations to invest

Letting a home to the holiday market can be lucrative, especially in popular staycation destinations.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Can equity release help you through the cost-of-living crisis?

With the cap on energy prices set to rise again this autumn and early next year, the cost-of-living crisis isn’t over yet.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Sales being agreed in the quickest time since 2016

In the last five years, there’s been a 42% drop in how long it takes to accept an offer on the average UK home.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Are we going to experience a crash in the housing market?

With house prices seeming to be coasting along a rising trajectory, it’s no wonder many are starting to assume that what goes up must come down.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

110% increase in renters aged between 55-64

While rising house prices have led many younger people to rent for longer before buying their first home, tenants aged over 35 are the fastest growing group.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Will the property market slow down

The last few years have seen a sharp hike in house prices across the country, but can this rise be sustained? While recent data from the Land Registry shows house prices were up by 12% since April last year, some believe we’re heading towards a slowdown.

Published in Magazine on 4 August 2022 by Marketing Team

How to improve your home’s EPC rating

Upgrading your property to become more energy-efficient can make long-term financial sense in terms of reducing bills.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Seller activity is rising as prices continue to grow 

There’s been a 14% increase in houses coming to the market in recent weeks as sellers look to capitalise on record asking prices.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Home insurance guidance for tenants 

If you’re planning to rent soon, you might be focusing on the upcoming move, not tackling paperwork.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

1 in 10 homes currently selling within a fortnight 

  Are you thinking of selling soon? You’re probably wondering how long the process will take.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

UK house prices hit a record high

With inflation reaching 9%* and the cost-of-living crisis undermining consumer confidence across the board, it may be surprising that the average UK house price recently hit a record high.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

What’s happening in the UK property market?

  After two years of extreme market activity, you’d be forgiven for thinking the tide is ready to turn.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Lower interest rates for high EPC-rated properties 

  The Real Estate Finance division of Secure Trust Bank has launched a new funding initiative to encourage investment in energy-efficient homes.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

How the government intends to help first-time buyers

In a recent speech, Boris Johnson committed to helping first-time buyers overcome the hurdles faced when securing their first property.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

More landlords are needed to help tenants find homes

You may have heard how well the sales market has performed over the past couple of years, pushing prices up 12.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Bringing the outdoors in

Nature is fantastic for our mental and physical health, and being around plants and animals has many proven benefits, such as reducing stress and increasing oxygen supply.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

High demand forces rental prices to increase

  Low supply and soaring demand fuel high prices for both the sales market and the private rental sector – a truth that makes itself felt by landlords and tenants.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Three improvements buyers are looking for in a property 

When it comes to selling your home, there is nothing you want more than for your buyers to love your home as much as you always have.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

What makes the perfect tenant? 

Having a positive relationship with your landlord is important when renting a property.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

More first-time buyers are investing in buy-to-let properties

Figures from an independent finance broker have revealed a 5% increase in the number of first-time buyers applying to purchase a property on a buy-to-let basis, rather than as a home to live in.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

Help to Buy deadline brought forward

Since launching in 2013, the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme has helped thousands of people to buy their first home.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

Rental market growth: Latest update

According to the latest UK Rental Market Report, commissioned by a popular property portal, there has been strong year-on-year rental growth across most regions of the UK.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

Is renting long-term becoming more popular?

Recent research suggests good news for private landlords.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team
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