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9 Things to do before renovating your house

9 Things to do before renovating your house

There is always a new thing that you might want about your house. It might be a beautiful kitchen, a big bedroom, or a better painting. Are you planning to improve the general outlook of your home? It is essential to renovate your home immediately you notice any hitch to avoid future mishaps.

Improving the outlook for your home is a challenging project; hence you need to plan well before commencing it. You will want to plan how long you would ...

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How to Properly Renovate a Bathroom for Resale

How to Properly Renovate a Bathroom for Resale

When you’re planning to sell your home, there are two key points that will make a good sale: the bathroom and the kitchen. All potential homebuyers will look closely at these two rooms and insist on top of quality. Most of them have already stretched their budget to the maximum and will look to buy the most expensive home they can afford. Therefore, you can’t expect them to go for a house where the kitchen and bathroom in need of ...

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Renovating Your Rental with Increased Yields in Mind

Renovating Your Rental with Increased Yields in Mind

At one point or another, you will have to tend to the cumbersome chore of renovating your rental in order to yield a greater ROI and attract new, long-term tenants. However, this task not only requires thorough planning and preparation, but it also requires you to take your property off the market for several days or even weeks until the project is finished.

Fortunately, once you put the freshly polished product back on the market, the rewards are bound to be ...

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Do I need unoccupied property insurance cover?

Do I need unoccupied property insurance cover?

It’s important to be familiar with the basic principles of unoccupied property insurance and its associated issues.

Defining unoccupied property

Whether you are a landlord or owner-occupier, your property insurance will typically only cover your property for limited periods when it is unoccupied.

The exact period over which such cover will apply is normally defined in terms of a maximum number of consecutive days when nobody is living in the property.  Although this may vary between policies, the maximum number of days is ...

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Landlord Tips: 6 Things Landlords Skip When Budgeting

Landlord Tips: 6 Things Landlords Skip When Budgeting

If you are in the buy to let business or a landlord, you must be aware that buying a property as an investment is something completely different from buying a property as a house you plan to live in, especially in London. Keep in mind that this is all about figures and so many landlords argue there is no emotional element necessary in their decision to invest in properties.

Yet, some landlords, such as residential buyers continue to make the mistake ...

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5 Common Mistakes That Can Stop Your House Sale in East Dulwich

5 Common Mistakes That Can Stop Your House Sale in East Dulwich

When the time to sell your home comes, it is easy to get caught up in the fix of second-guessing your decisions. You do not want to undersell or overprice your property. You have to showcase your property, but not make it all appear as though it is forced or pressured by potential buyers. Keeping your property appearing “forced” will just create a “hard sell,” pushing you to work with a good listing agent who has a good understanding of ...

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6 Considerations for Valuing Your Home in London

6 Considerations for Valuing Your Home in London

If you are deciding or considering to put up your home for sale, you should know that there some considerations you have to take, including the current housing market of UK and how you choose to market your home, whether it is online or through estate agents in Camberwell. These days, selling your home with an estate agent has become a new concept, which is why it is important to know the right things before you sell ...

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How to Make a Home Move an Enjoyable Experience

How to Make a Home Move an Enjoyable Experience

Do you believe that there is such a thing as a stress-free move? When you take a look around the house and realize that all of its contents will have to be transferred to a different location, it might not seem that there is. But don’t worry, it’s absolutely natural to panic a bit; after all, this is a project that will require substantial planning and careful handling.

However, you are not exactly bound to relive the stress of your neighbors ...

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Renovating Your Home: Dangers That Can Occur

Renovating Your Home: Dangers That Can Occur

Every home renovation is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’ll get. With a little luck, your contractor will do the heavy lifting, but even then, the list of things that can go wrong is extensive. Some renovation hazards will cost you money, others will be annoying and then there are those that can harm you. That’s why you should do everything to minimize the risks. If you know what dangers lurk along the path of ...

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Creating a Kid-Friendly Living Room

Creating a Kid-Friendly Living Room

Were you under the impression that having kids would be all sunshine and rainbows from now till they move out? Has the harsh reality hit you like a stone brick yet? The truth is, while kids are the greatest joy that can befall you in life, starting and raising a family requires some sacrifice, persistence, and most of all, change.

If you want to succeed in the parenting game, you will have to change the way you think, sleep, eat, and ...

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