Top 15 Tips To Find The Home Of Your Dreams

Most of us have dreamed about someday getting to live in that dream home that appeals to our tastes and personality and makes us feel complete from as early as we can remember. We want a home that will feel like one from the very instance we set our eyes upon it. And so, when you are finally able to purchase that dream home, you can get carried away and realize albeit too late that you did not get exactly what you wanted. However, with a little groundwork and strategy, you can easily land the home you always wanted. Here are top fifteen tips you definitely want in your notebook as you go searching for your dream home. 1. The type of home you want Perhaps you like the sleek contemporary look of a penthouse, or maybe you always thought you would be happiest if you could get your hands...
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Renovation Hints and Tips

Taking on a renovation project could be a great way to get your dream home or to make some profit from a property investment venture We’re currently in the middle of a property renovation ourselves, so we’ve put together some hints and tips to guide you along the way. Finding the property Make sure you do your research in the area that you are buying in.  The best way to make money in property is to buy at the right price.  Check the sold prices on the street to check the price of the property which you are interested in, is in the right ball park.  The street will have a ‘ceiling price’, so will dictate what you might do to renovate the property, and what to spend. If you will be renting the property, out then check the rental figures in the area to find the yield for the...
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How to get from dream to dream home

For Generation Rent, the dream of home ownership may seem like a distant hope, especially when in the UK at the moment the average house costs over five times the average wage (up from three times in 1997, source). Government stats show that last year the shovels came out on over 100,000 new building projects, but for all those that did, there were plenty others that didn’t start at all.
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Free tickets to the National Home Improvement Show

The ultimate home improvement show returns for the fourth year to a new venue – Olympia, London Just Do Property Subscribers can claim a pair of free tickets to this show.  Simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to claim your tickets, worth £24. The UK’s leading event for home improvers, The National Home Improvement Show, is returning for its fourth consecutive year to a new home, Olympia, London from 28-30 September 2012. Aimed at the serious home improver, the show brings visitors an unrivalled selection of ideas, inspiration and expert advice to help them take the next step with their home improvement project. The show has grown significantly and boasts a number of brand new features, including free interior design classes at The Design School, care of Susan Llewellyn, founder of The Susan Llewellyn Academy of Interior Design, one to one advice at the Renewable Energy Advice Clinic and real life case studies...
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Tips for first time buyers

Buying your first house should be a period of joy and eager anticipation.  The current changing fortunes of the global economy have made this more difficult to achieve for first time buyers, higher deposits are expected as well as perfect credit score ratings; so getting a new mortgage for a first time buyer can prove to be extremely difficult. Budget In order to see if home ownership is a real possibility it’s a good idea to sit down and draw up a budget.  Increasingly, young people are looking to the ‘bank of mum and dad’ in order to overcome the shortfall in their finances to raise the funds for a deposit and many banks and other lenders are aware of this fact. A bad credit loan is available but it is vital that the interest repayments are checked, if the loans are not repaid - this also applies to a...
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Apply to be on Sarah Beeny’s new property show

Sarah Beeny I love to watch Property Snakes and Ladders. I find it really inspirational when people win big and I groan at the TV when some people don’t follow Sarah’s advice and lose hugely!  Sarah Beeny has a brand new property show coming soon. Is your dream home turning into a living nightmare? Have you discovered problems in your home such as damp, dry rot, leaks, flooding, blocked drains, infestations, cracked walls or worse? Are you thinking about renovating but need to do serious repair work first? Sarah and her team can help in this exciting new property programme. How To Apply If you are looking to save your property then please phone Matthew on 020 7855 7404 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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