4 Ways Storage Can Help Property Investors in 2015

  Having money tied up in property for too long can lead to cash flow problems and missed opportunities when new properties come on the market. Buying below market value often means the property needs some work, but savvy investors know this needn’t also mean lots more expense. Having an eye for what needs doing in order to make a tired property attractive again is what sets the professional investor apart from the enthusiastic amateur. Think ‘Storage’ Before ‘Extension’ If the renovation budget is small, there’s no point buying a property that needs a new roof and an extension. A new kitchen, however, with improved storage and modern appliances, will easily pay for itself and more when the property is sold. Storage to think about in a kitchen can include space saving cupboard fittings and current design trends such as open shelving. Kitchen design is a speciality in its own right,...
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How to Get the Best Price for Your House: Top 5 Tips

Whilst house prices are booming in some parts of the UK, particularly London. The housing market isn’t particularly strong in many places right now, but that doesn’t mean that sellers don’t want to get a good price when they decide to bid goodbye to their homes. With small differences in price being worth thousands, it’s certainly essential that you get as much as possible when you sell, these five tips below will help you.   Know Your Market Every type of house has a type of buyer, and if you know what that is, you can cater for it. Tailoring your approach and presentation, even the estate agent you choose, will mean that you appeal better to your target market. This information can easily be found with a little bit of research online. Be Neutral When presenting your home to potential buyers, you want them to visualise themselves in your...
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The Advantages of Renting Serviced Vs Conventional Commercial Property

The differences between conventional commercial properties and serviced commercial properties are quite simple. The former refers to a straightforward commercial lease, by which a company obtains sole rental use of the property. The latter refers to lease agreement in which a company rents a commercial space that is provided along with extra amenities, such as secretarial or postage services. Serviced commercial properties are usually (but not always) a part of a larger commercial complex, such as an office block.
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How do I generate space and light and create an impact in my two bedroom box house?

It’s really important to invest in the fundamentals of the house. Many people think immediately of the ‘cosmetic’ aspects of kitchens and bathrooms, but the most important thing, despite what an estate agent will tell you, is quality of space. The quality of space comes, principally, from a sense of generosity, simplicity, and light.
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Free tickets to The Home Improvement Show

Just Do Property have managed to negotiate FREE tickets for some of our Just Do Property subscribers. Click on the link below to apply for free tickets. (standard tickets are £12 if booked before 3pm (with £1.75 transaction fee) on 26 March 2014 or £17 on the door (children under 16 go free)
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Eco Tips from property expert Michael Holmes for this winter

Michael Holmes, spokesperson for The Northern Homebuilding and Renovating Show (1-3 November 2013, HIC, Harrogate www.homebuildingshow.co.uk/northern ) provides his tips for being eco friendly this winter
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Free tickets to Home Improvement Show

Just Do Property have negotiated 25 free tickets for The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show Harrogate International Centre, 1-3 November 2013.
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Storage Secrets for Property Investors

Successfully staging a property to secure a sale has never been more important. Potential buyers need to experience an uncluttered space with just the right amount of furniture to inform the function of each room and when it comes to staging, the secret weapon is storage. Professional stagers will often remove over half the contents of a home to make it feel more spacious and inviting, harnessing offsite storage to make this possible. So by using a combination of strategic decluttering and effective storage, any investor can stage a property like the pros:  Ensure the entrance way is open and free of any clutter, but make sure theres a place for coats (or umbrellas) to make it feel inviting. Focus on just a few rooms. If you have a limited staging budget for furniture and furnishings, spend it on the hallway, living room, kitchen and master bedroom. Almost every home...
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5 ways to increase the value of your property

Whether youve got your heart set on moving or are simply planning for the future, it never hurts to carry out some home improvements - especially ones that could ultimately add value to your property. Remember, though, that while some projects may not add a significant sum to the worth of your home, they can make it much more appealing to potential buyers, which can be just as valuable. So, here are five things to consider. 1. Update your kitchen Gone are the days when the kitchen was just somewhere you prepared meals - theyre now a focal point for many households. Dont underestimate the value of a well-designed kitchen that utilises the available space effectively. Invest in modern, energy-efficient appliances if you dont have these already and make sure the units and work surfaces are in good condition. If your kitchen is quite small, consider opening it up by...
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To store or not to store?

We had a situation recently in one of our North East properties. The flat had been let unfurnished for 6 months, the tenant then moved out. We found another tenant but they wanted the flat furnished.
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