Amateur Photography Hints and Tips Posted On 14 August 2020

With smartphones having cameras better than some Digital SLRs, and with the stunning colours of Autumn around the corner, we wanted to give you some hints and tips to take Insta-ready photos with the best of them…   Setting up your camera’s phone  Depending on what make of phone you have, it will be worthwhile …

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Removal company or brave it yourself? Posted On 12 August 2020

Utilise your Stamp Duty Holiday saving and treat yourself to a proper removal company for your next move.   You’re excited about your new home and location but the process of packing, organising and actually moving all of your items is something no-one really ever looks forward to. Not only that but you also have …

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House prices rise to record high in mini house-buying boom Posted On 10 August 2020

Last month, house prices hit a new all-time high as the Stamp Duty Holiday boosted buyers enthusiasm   The average price of a home was £241,604 in July, which was 3.8% higher than July 2019. These figures from Halifax mirror those from the Nationwide Building Society and show demand is up for properties, which has …

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Creating an approachable – and appropriate – front garden for sale Posted On 07 August 2020

When selling your home, first impressions count, so you need to ensure your front garden will entice potential buyers – and not turn them away   After lockdown, garden space has become the number 1 thing families are looking for when buying a new home. The good news is that you don’t need to spend …

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Create your own hidden hideaway Posted On 05 August 2020

Whether you want to entertain guests, top up your tan or have a water fight with the kids, it’s nice to have a private outdoor space which you can relax and enjoy without the peering eyes of your neighbours   As we’re all spending more time in our gardens, whether that’s to the front, side …

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The Need for Speed! Posted On 03 August 2020

Over lockdown, with more people working from home, the need for good broadband speed and reliability is no longer a nice-to-have, but a MUST have for lots of people.   We’ve all been there recently. Your kids are watching YouTube videos or gaming, the husband is streaming the football, your daughter is on Facetime with …

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Find the home of your dreams! Posted On 31 July 2020

We all dream of our perfect home, but to actually live your dream is a whole different idea. But just what should you bear in mind when choosing your new home?   With the Stamp Duty Holiday, you may have decided to take the jump to find your dream home earlier than expected. Moving home …

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Dining room delights Posted On 29 July 2020

It’s not the worst problem to have, but having a redundant dining room can feel like a wasted space in any home. With the potential saving from your Stamp Duty Holiday, let’s have a look at some great design options.   Top Tips Allow comfortable seating for your guests and family. Choose chairs that are …

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Moving house with children – made easy Posted On 27 July 2020

Looking to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday and move to a bigger place. We all know moving to a new house can be a huge upheaval for the whole family, especially when there are children involved. The big move can, however, be made simpler with our few handy tips   Get the children …

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Saving efficiently for a mortgage deposit the easy way! Posted On 24 July 2020

A mortgage deposit can be one of life’s most expensive endeavours, and saving for it efficiently is vital to ensure you don’t waste your time – or money   Saving money: we love it and hate it, and it’s one of the most efficient things you can do in life. 55% of us in the …

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Post-Lockdown ‘mini-boom’ in the property market Posted On 22 July 2020

House prices have surged in a ‘mini-boom’ as the Stamp Duty Holiday fuels demand   The housing market is experiencing a ‘mini-boom’ as buyers are rushing to find homes with new requirements such as outdoor space and home offices and sellers are looking to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday.   Rightmove has reported …

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The smartest of the smart garden accessories and equipment. Posted On 20 July 2020

The digital age in which we live demands convenience and immediacy, and since so many of us are enjoying our homes more than ever, smart accessories and devices for your garden make life so much easier.     Speakers. An audio system planted in your outdoor space can bring your garden to life. Working away …

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Get Ready to Move and take advantage of the Stamp Duty Holiday Posted On 17 July 2020

It’s been just over a week since Rishi Sunak announced the Stamp Duty Holiday and wily buyers are already looking to take advantage.   With the news that there will be no Stamp Duty on purchases up to £500k, Zoopla has released a list exclusively to the Mail Online of the 10 most viewed properties …

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Stamp Duty Holiday and your mortgage Posted On 15 July 2020

The effects of the Stamp Duty Holiday are starting to show, with new options emerging for your mortgage.   When Rishi Sunak announced the Stamp Duty Holiday last week, the hope was that this would kick-start the property market. It seems to have worked. Almost immediately, a major property portal reported a 22 per cent …

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What to consider when moving for a new job Posted On 13 July 2020

Whether it be a career change or a promotion, one day you may be required to up-sticks and leave your comfortable surroundings… With high-speed internet the world has gotten smaller; however, it may still lead to big changes when it comes to your career. One of these may be a move to a new city …

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Stamp Duty Holiday and what it means for you Posted On 11 July 2020

On Wednesday, Rishi Sunak announced a Stamp Duty Holiday until March 2021. As part of the government’s plans to boost the economy, especially the property market, Sunak has increased the stamp duty threshold to £500,000 for property sales in England and Northern Ireland. This means anyone completing on a main residence under £500,000 from now …

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Stamp Duty Holiday: Treat yourself this weekend. Posted On 10 July 2020

With Wednesday’s announcement of a Stamp Duty Holiday, some of you have found yourself with an unexpected lump of extra money in your account. Rishi Sunak’s announcement on Wednesday has led to some of you having a nice lump of money in your account. Money you could use for DIY in your new home, a …

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Stamp Duty Holiday: What it means for sellers and buyers Posted On 09 July 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday announced a temporary holiday on stamp duty for property sales in England and Northern Ireland.  As part of the government’s plans to boost the economy, especially the property market, Sunak yesterday announced a temporary holiday on stamp duty until next March starting from the 8th of July. In reality, what the …

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Sleep soundly all night, every night Posted On 08 July 2020

We all need a good night’s sleep. In fact, according to the Sleep Council, an 18 to 65-year-old needs between seven and nine hours of sleep per night in order to properly recharge for the day ahead. So how do you get that good night’s sleep that you need? Mood Using aromatherapy is a good …

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Shore-fire winners Posted On 06 July 2020

As the pandemic restrictions start to ease, now’s the time to hit The Great Outdoors to shake off that lockdown lethargy So, with the softening of the Government’s health warnings, now’s the time to start planning where  to feel the sand between your toes, and relish the breeze soothing sunburnt skin in the UK this …

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