Successfully staging a property to secure a sale has never been more important. Potential buyers need to experience an uncluttered space with just the right amount of furniture to inform the function of each room and when it comes to staging, the secret weapon is storage. Professional stagers will often remove over half the contents of a home to make it feel more spacious and inviting, harnessing offsite storage to make this possible. So by using a combination of strategic decluttering and effective storage, any investor can stage a property like the pros: Continue reading
The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) reported that in February the Gross Mortgage Lending was £10.5 billion. Continue reading
Thanks to Arthur Kemp from Exact for providing this budget update on capital allowances for 2013.
There were no surprises in the Budget from a Capital Allowances view point, but here are the main points:- Continue reading
Whether you’ve got your heart set on moving or are simply planning for the future, it never hurts to carry out some home improvements – especially ones that could ultimately add value to your property. Continue reading
Choosing your perfect home abroad is a big decision so it’s vital that you do your research thoroughly to ensure you get a property that’s really right for you.
A Place in the Sun Live, the official exhibition of the hit Channel 4 TV show, is the perfect place to start your property hunt as you can find a wealth of information about buying property abroad under one roof – all at London Olympia on 12th-14th April 2013. Continue reading
Households have varying needs when it comes to home finance needs. Certain people have different concerns in this area although they do have one thing in common, at times it can be a bit overwhelming to balance the demands of everyday life and keep your financial tasks up to date. Continue reading
Whether there is a need to dress a house prior to renting or it’s just time for a change in the home, individuals looking to overhaul their living spaces will want to do so without going over their budgets. If the home owner is new to decorating, it may seem a bit overwhelming at first. By keeping in mind some of these tips, however, the decorating process can be completed without breaking the bank. Continue reading
What is a lifetime mortgage?
A lifetime mortgage is a loan secured on your home which is only repaid when you die or when you go into care. It allows individuals to borrow money against the current value of their property without any need to make monthly payments. This, therefore, has no reduction in family budget. Continue reading
We have been looking for some good Property Management Software. We really would like to have a centralised database from where we can manage all of our properties. The current portfolio is on a spreadsheet, which does the job. But we were wondering if something more detailed might be a good idea as our portfolio grows. Continue reading
As previously announced the abolition of flat conversion allowances will go ahead for expenditure from 1 April 2013 for corporation tax and 6 April 2013 for income tax payers. Flat conversion allowances are 100% capital allowances for expenditure incurred in converting empty or underused space over shops and commercial premises for residential use. The abolition of flat conversion allowances will affect commercial landlords converting upper floors above shops into residential flats. Continue reading