Category Archives: Real Estate

Self Building

What the Right to Build act means for you, and how to get a Self Build Mortgage

The Right to Build Act, known formally as the Self build and Custom Housebuilding Act, came into force on 1 April and means local councils are now obligated to offer suitable, serviced plots to those who are interested in acquiring land on which to build their own home. Councils are also required to keep a register of these individuals and groups of people.

increase property value

Saving Money by Doing It Yourself

If you are getting serious about investing in your real estate, then you know it’s time to start making upgrades. From installing rain gutters to re-doing the trim, assessing the foundation and making repairs, or even just re-painting, there are numerous tasks, large and small, that you can do to make sure your property’s value is always on the rise.

Selling your own home

Advice for Private House Sales

Selling your home privately is an appealing option for those who want to save money on costly agent fees, even if your house is worth below the national average. But what does the process involve and how do you go about selling your home privately? This post gives you the facts as well as advice for how to proceed with your private sale.

Buy or Rent

Tenants in the UK Today: Should You Buy a House or Just Keep Renting?

It’s a question many of us face at one point or another. Should you continue to rent, or should you invest in your own property? This is not always a straightforward issue, so here are some of the pros and cons to consider for both options.


Questions to Ask When Renting a House

When you first make the decision to rent a house, it is a massive moment in your life and one that needs a great deal of thought put into it.

Before putting pen to paper on the contract and hauling all of your stuff over there, you should ask the following questions.