With less than a month to go until the big day it’s time to tackle the big Christmas feature: your Christmas tree! Most people in the UK buy their Christmas tree during the second week of December, especially if they’re buying a real one to prevent needles dropping too soon. However, if you want to avoid the tricky business of finding a good real tree and avoid the mess, it’s possible to invest in a quality artificial one.Read more
The scale of the challenge has been well rehearsed over the last few years and I cannot recall a time in my working life when housing has been such a political priority, as re-emphasised by the Autumn Statement. Yet our ability to meet the challenge of delivering 1 million new homes in the lifetime of this Parliament remains uncertain.Read more
So Christmas is approaching fast and it’s definitely time to start thinking about dressing your home. A Christmas wreath is a lovely way to welcome guests and visitors to your home at this time of year. They are really fun and easy to make, and display on your front door, especially with our special tips and tricks in this blog and the accompanying video below this image.Read more
Now a firm fixture in the annual property events calendar, this year’s Alan Cherry Debate at the RICS in London, discussed what must surely be hottest topic in property sector; “We need more homes - who will deliver them, when and where?”Read more
New legislation introduced in April means that over-55s now have real freedom over how they take an income from their pensions, permitting them to cash-in their pension pots and invest this money as they choose, making buying an investment property a realistic opportunity.Read more
When you finally get your foot on the property ladder and move into your first home, it is nice to be able to put your own stamp on your home and add some personal style. Here are my simple ideas on how to add interior style on a budget:Read more
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