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A pet-friendly home

A pet-friendly home

  • 19th April 2017
  • Commercial People

According to statistics, 40% of UK households have a pet. Of that 40%, nearly half is made up by dogs. A lot of factors go into picking a property and decorating a home, and the presence of a four-legged friend should be one of them. Start by considering your pet's habits and identifying the areas of the house he spends most of his time, are those are the ones that need to be pet-proofed the most. Loose objects that are placed on side tables or that are at a low height, can be easily knocked over by a wagging tail, so regardless of where your dog likes to spend most of his time, if he&#...

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A house fit for a Millennial

A house fit for a Millennial

  • 13th April 2017
  • Commercial People

Millennials, or Generation Y, are born roughly between 1980 and 2000, and they are the latest generation of home buyers that the real estate market needs to start addressing. Millennials are known for their fast-paced lifestyle, their love of technology, the need to express their individuality, and for their minimalistic approach as far as the style of their home is concerned. Interior designers are therefore starting to lean towards a decorating style that is both functional and sustainable, as well as using different elements to create specific vibes that will contribute to a comfortable...

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Commercial property landlords

Commercial property landlords

  • 07th April 2017
  • Commercial People

It's in every landlords best interest to have a good relationship with their tenants, but in the case of a commercial property, how do you achieve that? First of all make it a priority to get to know your tenants. Even if you have delegated a representative to showcase the property on your behalf, it's always a good idea to meet future tenants in person and ask them questions, for example why they have decided not to renew their current lease and how long they occupied that property for. You can even dig deeper and ask questions about their previous landlord, and find out whether th...

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Sales of fully furnished homes on the rise

Sales of fully furnished homes on the rise

  • 29th March 2017
  • Commercial People

According to the property portal Prime Location, searches for furnished homes for sale increased by 51% in 2016, proving that buyers are more and more interested in practicality. Ready-to-move-in homes apparently don't just appeal to first-time buyers who don't own any furniture, but they also interest investors, second-home owners and people who choose to downsize too. This trend can be explained in different ways depending on the different categories of buyers searching for fully furnished properties. First-time buyers for example, may like the appeal of instantly getting the lo...

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Fastest moving housing market in the UK

Fastest moving housing market in the UK

  • 24th March 2017
  • Commercial People

London? Manchester? No, Northampton! A survey carried out by Zoopla looked at 50 cities and large towns outside of London in order to measure the period that passed between a home being put on to the market and it going under offer. According to these findings the national average period between listing a home for sale and achieving an offer is around 47 days, which explains why Northampton, where homes take just 27 days on average to go under the hammer, has proved itself the latest uk property hotspot! Second on the website's list was Milton Keynes, followed by Croydon, Edinburgh...

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Bargaining in a buyer's market

Bargaining in a buyer's market

  • 16th March 2017
  • Commercial People

Thought the property market was exempt from bargaining? Think again! In a market where the supply exceeds the demand and sellers become desperate for a deal, knowing how and when to negotiate could help a buyer strike a very interesting price. Here's how: Don't give to much away This piece of advice applies to both budget and emotions. Keeping your budget under wraps is crucial to making sure the price doesn't magically rise as soon as the seller or the estate agent finds out you were willing to spend more than the asking price. Try as much as you can to avoid the subject, bu...

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Gain space with outbuildings

Gain space with outbuildings

  • 09th March 2017
  • Commercial People

If you have no room to extend or develop your property then why not consider an outbuilding to act as an extra room? Creating more space by constructing an annexe on the land around your property is a great way to improve your existing home in a very convenient way. The biggest benefit of outbuildings is the fact that you don't need planning permission to have one, as long as it's on wheels and you are not using it as a bedroom, bathroom or kitchen, you'll be fine. Other guidelines include it being 20 metres away from the home and not covering more than 50% of y...

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5 Tips to Find Your Perfect Office

5 Tips to Find Your Perfect Office

  • 08th March 2017
  • Offices

  When looking for great value office space there are many factors that come into play. Searching for the perfect office space to move into can be a long and tiresome task. Whether you are an established business or a start-up, to help you in your search we have created this fun widget which points out the main criteria you should be looking for. According to Business Insider, an average person spends 90,000 hours working in the span of their lifetime. This is approximately a third of our lives spent trying to earn for a living or simply striving to reach self fulfillment. Whatever...

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Ten seconds is all you have!

Ten seconds is all you have!

  • 02nd March 2017
  • Commercial People

Did you know that the majority of house-hunters take just 10 seconds to decide whether they like a property from the outside? A new research has in fact found that 44% of homebuyers would offer 20% less than the asking price if they thought the exterior of the property they were viewing was untidy, with 35% of the people interviewed stating they wouldn't even step into a property if they were unhappy with the outside. The survey, carried out by Barclays Mortgages, also found that buyers who spotted a vermin control van or a pub nearby, would instantly be put off the property before...

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Moving on a budget

Moving on a budget

  • 23rd February 2017
  • Commercial People

After months of searching you've finally found your new home, you've read and signed all the paper work and now the only thing left to do is to plan the move...that's the easy bit right? WRONG! Anyone who's ever had to pack up their belongings and move to a new property will tell you that this process can not only be the most stressful part of buying a new place, but it can also be expensive. Here are some tips to make sure your costs don't fly through the roof. Date. The first thing you need to do when organizing moving day is to consider your timing. Renta...

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A pet-friendly home

  • 19th April 2017
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  • Commercial People

According to statistics, 40% of UK households have a pet. Of that 40%, nearly half is made up by dogs. A lot of factors go into picking a property and...

Read more

A house fit for a Millennial

  • 13th April 2017
  • 17
  • Commercial People

Millennials, or Generation Y, are born roughly between 1980 and 2000, and they are the latest generation of home buyers that the real estate market ne...

Read more

Commercial property landlords

  • 07th April 2017
  • 17
  • Commercial People

It's in every landlords best interest to have a good relationship with their tenants, but in the case of a commercial property, how do you achieve...

Read more

Sales of fully furnished homes on the rise

  • 29th March 2017
  • 17
  • Commercial People

According to the property portal Prime Location, searches for furnished homes for sale increased by 51% in 2016, proving that buyers are more and more...

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