The news this week that inflation rose to its highest level since autumn 2008 in April could scare many home-owners. With weekly financial outgoings at a high, many of us are feeling the pinch in our pockets. Food, gas, electricity and petrol costs are putting a squeeze on many family budgets and it is more important than ever for individuals to prioritise weekly outgoings, and distinguish between ‘must haves’ and those ever tempting ‘nice to haves’.
There’s no denying we all want to do our bit for the environment, but let’s face it, with families to run, jobs to hold down and social lives to enjoy, few of us have time to protest ‘swampy style’, or become completely self sufficient. These days it’s all about ‘doing your bit’, and with buildings being responsible for around 40% of the UK’s energy consumption and carbon emissions, the type of property you choose to live in can make a big difference.
You’ve got your lips glossed, lashes lacquered and hair extended. Your threads are looking hot and you’re feeling ‘reem’, you’re ready to embark on the ultimate house hunt – Essex style. Our favourite air-heads from ‘The Only Way is Essex’ may be more interested in Botox and boob jobs than property purchases, but any self … Read more
After this recent spell of exceptionally fine weather and the on-set of patriotic wedding fever, everything British is very much in vogue. From red white and blue soft furnishings, to cream teas and warm evenings spent in pub gardens, the UK has lots to be proud of and the Great British countryside is no exception. … Read more
Buying a property isn’t always easy- you have to find a place with the right feel, the right amount of space and most importantly in the right location! Let’s face it, if you’re planning on hunting for the perfect pad you’re going to need all the help you can get. In this online age when … Read more
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