We can taste the strawberries and champagne already, Wimbledon 2015 is here! Whether you are a tennis fan or not it is hard to ignore the hysteria surrounding this famous tournament. To mark the occasion we thought we would have a look at some of the beautiful properties that are for sale in the area this week.
After a weekend visit to a local wildlife park, I was saddened to hear that our garden friend the hedgehog is in rapid decline, not what I thought would be the main attraction for me on the day, but it did make me think about what it is we can do in our own back gardens to help them thrive.
Smart Energy GB’s plan aims to install digital energy ‘smart meters’ in every home in the UK by the year 2020. However, worries about the government’s ability to run the program cause company in charge to call for private sector input before the nationwide roll-out of smart energy meters begins.
Most of us have one, and most of us are not sure what to do with it! A spare room, the smaller space in the house that is often used for ‘extra storage’. Having an extra room in the house is a really good way to boost the value of your home. Why waste space by dumping lots of clutter in it?
If you’re keen to buy a new home or sell your current property, join us for our Time to Shine event and discover how working with an agent, who is part of the award winning Countrywide group* can deliver results.
With Fathers Day approaching us this weekend, our property focus is on homes that we think our dads would love! Whether they are a new build full of the latest gadgets, a countryside retreat with plenty of greenery or even space for a ‘man cave’ where he can get away for a while and enjoy a hobby.
Banks are tightening their criteria for lending money to borrowers. Official figures show that they are shunning those with lower deposits in favour of people who have more money to put down initially.
Fancy living the island life? The Isle of Wight is just 4 miles off the coast of Hampshire, it boasts beautiful views and diverse landscape. The island is rich in history and there is always something new to see, the Isle of Wight is one of the most important areas in Europe for dinosaur fossils, it’s the perfect location if you want to slow down and enjoy life surrounded by natural beauty.
Recent findings have revealed that only one in ten people consider a properties energy rating when hunting for a new home, a poor energy rating could end up costing you thousands of pounds extra per year in household bills.