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How long does it take a FTB to furnish their home?

How long does it take a FTB to furnish their home?

First time buyers are struggling through the first few months of home ownership without essential items of furniture and appliances - and turning to unusual ways to make do, according to new research.

24 Mar 2017

Wifi is king for FTBs

Wifi is king for FTBs

A new survey by Principality Building Society has revealed first time buyers would prioritise hooking up their WiFi and TV when moving into their new home…before even having a sofa to sit on.

10 Mar 2017

Londoners opting for YDI (you do it) over DIY

Londoners opting for YDI (you do it) over DIY

82% of London homeowners carried out DIY home improvements each month in 2016, with almost 20% spending over £1,000 on materials throughout the year, according to new survey results published today by Portico London estate agents.

08 Mar 2017

Property spring clean checklist

Property spring clean checklist

With Spring arriving, homeowners across the UK will be preparing for the annual spring clean, especially those looking to put their home on the market in what is often the busiest time of year.

03 Mar 2017

How can you find a carbon free eco home?

How can you find a carbon free eco home?

Many people would like to buy an eco home, but with such a small supply it's practically impossible to insist on it being a must-have.

27 Feb 2017

How much money does the average home waste in unused space?

How much money does the average home waste in unused space?

A new report from Ironmongery Direct, titled ‘Unused Britain’ – has calculated how much unused space is wasted within homes across the UK.

23 Feb 2017

Family units benefitting from ‘boomerang generation’

Family units benefitting from ‘boomerang generation’

The re-joining of the ‘family unit’ is mutually beneficial, with multi-generational households forming new improved relationships with each other, according to research from First Direct.

17 Feb 2017

DIY arguments for 1 in 4 couples

DIY arguments for 1 in 4 couples

The latest survey from Plentific.com has revealed that 27% of couples have argued at least once over home improvements.

10 Feb 2017

Too Big? Too Small? How does your garden grow?

Too Big? Too Small? How does your garden grow?

We often hear that 'a garden should be the right size for the house, so Stacks Property Search decided to establish exactly what that means.

07 Feb 2017

Home improvements to see spending surge in 2017

Home improvements to see spending surge in 2017

The latest research from Plentific.com has revealed that, on average, almost a quarter of homeowners are planning to spend more this year on home improvements in at least one area of the home.

02 Feb 2017

 

Top tips on keeping your home warm for less

Top tips on keeping your home warm for less

Winter is coming. Snow blizzards and plummeting temperatures are predicted for the UK so it’s important to consider ways of keeping your home warm without it costing a fortune in heating bills.

27 Jan 2017

Which postcodes dominate UK burglary claim hotspots?

Which postcodes dominate UK burglary claim hotspots?

The latest data released from MoneySuperMarket has found that despite the overall rate of burglary claims dropping eight per cent in the last year, busy urban areas remain the biggest targets for theft.

24 Jan 2017

What will be the top 10 interior design trends for 2017?

What will be the top 10 interior design trends for 2017?

With 2017 set to see interior design services embraced increasingly by individuals and house builders alike, the experts at Alexander James Interior Design have used their 20 years experience to compile a list of the top ten interior design trends for 2017.

04 Jan 2017

How much could a disastrous New Years Eve party cost?

How much could a disastrous New Years Eve party cost?

The latest research by online estate agent eMoov.co.uk reveals the sizable bill that could amount to a minimum of £1,062 on top of your pre-planned party budget of £480, if things do not go as planned when hosting a New Year’s Eve gathering.

29 Dec 2016

What are the top 12 Christmas insurance claims?

What are the top 12 Christmas insurance claims?

The Christmas holidays should be a time of peace and harmony, but for homeowners there are risks and pitfalls threatening that peace.

23 Dec 2016

What are the UKs favourite household items?

What are the UKs favourite household items?

A new report from Lloyds Bank Insurance takes a look at what gadgets have topped the UK’s most owned household items list.

23 Dec 2016

How to avoid problems with the neighbours this Christmas

How to avoid problems with the neighbours this Christmas

It’s the season of festivity and goodwill, and while it’s fun to get in the Christmas spirit and throw a party, be sure to spare a thought for your neighbours.

21 Dec 2016

Where are the UKs loneliest homes?

Where are the UKs loneliest homes?

Churchill Home Insurance has been crunching the numbers and has revealed that British householders leave their homes unoccupied for 51 days each year, working out as 3 hours per day.

20 Dec 2016

Christmas home security tips

Christmas home security tips

Co-op Insurance is urging people to be extra vigilant, as poor home security and cars laden with gifts can be easy pickings for opportunistic thieves this Christmas.

16 Dec 2016

23m Brits opt for technology to keep them safe at home

23m Brits opt for technology to keep them safe at home

The latest research from comparethemarket.com has revealed the home security measures Brits are taking in 2016.

09 Dec 2016

Brits keen to go green - but only if the price is right

Brits keen to go green - but only if the price is right

A new report from OVO energy has revealed that most Brits care about the impact of their energy use on the environment, with over 85% of people making a conscious effort to save energy at home. However, only one in five people would be prepared to pay more money for greener energy.

25 Nov 2016

Is good broadband essential for a good view?

Is good broadband essential for a good view?

According to the latest buyer survey from Knight Frank, having a superfast broadband connection or good mobile coverage is equal to a good view when it comes to what buyers look for in a prime property.

25 Nov 2016

Top tips for selling your home this winter

Top tips for selling your home this winter

During the winter, when the days are shorter, the house market is renowned for being quieter, as many sellers postpone putting their house on the market until the spring. However, this doesn’t mean buyers stop searching, so sellers should do everything they can to market their property in the best possible light.

25 Nov 2016

Over a quarter of all UK homes to be solar-powered “within a few years”

Over a quarter of all UK homes to be solar-powered “within a few years”

A recent poll carried out on behalf of OVO energy, has found that the number of homeowners planning solar panel installations is set to rise.

24 Nov 2016

Going green to boost the household budget

Going green to boost the household budget

New research by M&S Bank has revealed that 78% of British homeowners are concerned with energy efficiency around the home with 69% saying this is for cost saving reasons.

03 Nov 2016

Former flood victims launch 'Know Your Flood Risk' guide

Former flood victims launch 'Know Your Flood Risk' guide

With the first anniversary of the Christmas 2015 floods approaching, the Know Your Flood Risk campaign has launched a new edition of its free Homeowners’ Guide to Flood Resilience, which has been created by former flood victims, Mary Dhonau OBE and Carly Rose, to provide practical guidance on the steps required to make a home resilient to flood water.

02 Nov 2016

Cats vs Dogs: Which are more accident prone around the home?

Cats vs Dogs: Which are more accident prone around the home?

We are a nation of animal lovers. We love our pets dearly, especially cats and dogs. They offer companionship and comfort to millions thoughout the UK and are treated like members of our own family. So which ones would cause the most damage to your home?

28 Oct 2016

25-34 year olds more likely to be a victim of property crime

25-34 year olds more likely to be a victim of property crime

A new report from Ocean Finance has found that almost 1 in 5 25-34 year olds say that they have had their home broken into in the past five years - this figure is 3 times the amount of the overall UK population.

24 Oct 2016

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Latest Comments

MBM Homelets
MBM Homelets 23 Mar 2017

Although this is a very positive step, there is little or no guarantee of the standard of workmanship employed by the tenants. We have had experience of a professionally decorated property being ' painted'...

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ajay
ajay 21 Mar 2017

How is the "robust evidence" looking now?

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NathanG
NathanG 20 Mar 2017

I've been watching the series so far and am completely baffled by the cases that were presented. Though, I don't think that we can protect ourselves from every scam possible - it will just make the scammers...

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Landlady14
Landlady14 01 Mar 2017

You would think so Niraj Shah! My experience only proves that there are varying qualitiers of professional in all aspects of property letting. None of the ones I have dealt with, from letting agents to...

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Mark
Mark 01 Mar 2017

Thanks for this article. Hopefully one day everybody's lifestyle will be eco-sustainable.

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Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor 28 Feb 2017

I was convinced that London was the most expensive!

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Alan Read
Alan Read 28 Feb 2017

Australia are leading the way in this I think. The trouble with Britain is we don't get enough sun to make use of solar power.

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James Powell
James Powell 27 Feb 2017

This is a very good news.

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DanHumphreys
DanHumphreys 27 Feb 2017

It sounds like a good idea. Anything to help the younger generation get a foothold.

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Matt
Matt 20 Feb 2017

Is this fake news?

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Matthew Hollywood
Matthew Hollywood 07 Feb 2017

Matthew Hollywood - Director Mishon Mackay Land & New Homes - Brighton The shortage of New Homes is in part effected by the lack of land sales. Land sales are held back because there is a disparity between...

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CommercialTrust
CommercialTrust 30 Jan 2017

Hi Graham, Would be interesting to see the above figure calculated against an investment via a Lt Company /SPV structure and if the investor found themselves pushed in to the higher tax bracket. Mortgage...

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