Buying a Home – Is A Local Estate Agent The Best Choice?

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When the property market is somewhat stagnant, as it has been for some time now, but you still need to buy a new house, you will probably want to find the most effective real estate agent to help you to achieve this goal. There are many different choices when it comes to finding your ideal property, ranging from the large regional or national agent to the smaller local office. Some people even attempt to market their property themselves or do so using one of the internet property selling platforms. When Read more [...]

To Extend or Not to Extend?

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There are not many house owners who have not had the occasional urge to find a bigger place to live in. The addition to the family of a new child or an elderly dependent, or simply a growing family, can mean that space has become tight. When this happens, the temptation may be to put the house on the market and look for a bigger one. However, this is not always necessary because there is an alternative that will allow the original home to be retained and will add substantial value to it – the Read more [...]

Make Your Home Energy Efficient – Insulate the Walls, Windows and Floor

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In these days of rising energy bills, coupled with our increasing awareness of the need to conserve energy for the benefit of the environment, one form of home improvement that is becoming more and more popular is insulation. There are several ways in which you can keep the interior of your house warm, whilst at the same time increasing its energy efficiency and also its marketability. In this article, we look at the three most popular of these. Cavity Wall Insulation More recently-built Read more [...]

Improve Your Home With a Loft Extension

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It can be difficult to sell a home in these straightened financial times. So what are you to do if you have an impending addition to the family or you find that your existing family has outgrown your house? One way of getting round this problem is to consider extending the property. Whilst for some people there is the option to extend outwards, for others, lack of external space means that this is not a possibility. In those cases, the one remaining choice is to extend upwards in the shape Read more [...]