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Holiday homes on the rise: Homeowners set to make nearly £1bn from staycationers

Holiday homes are the latest trend to arise from lockdown, suggests new research from UK’s leading trade directory Checkatrade,* with 30% of Brits considering letting their homes out to staycationers this year. They stand to make a potential £986 million from the Brits planning to splash the cash on holidaying in the homeland this year….

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New trade start up: Everything you need to know about setting up a business

As a start up, navigating the world of business is a daunting task. In the trade sector, standing out from the crowd is a matter of risk assessing, forward planning and laying the groundwork for success. ‘How to start up a business?’ is something every budding entrepreneur types into a search engine at least once….

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Paint the town red, blue and yellow: Homes on colourful streets can be worth thousands more

HomeOwners Alliance finds homes on brightly painted roads are worth up to 65% more than on less vibrant streets nearby On average, a property on a colourful street is worth 20% more than a blander street close by New research from HomeOwners Alliance and Brewers Paint has found homes on vividly painted roads can be...

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Don’t do it yourself: Nervous Brits duck DIY for fear of fluffing it up

In 2019, 85% of people hired tradespeople for jobs as small as hanging a frame or putting up a shelf Skills shortages and ‘crisis of confidence’ blamed, with Brits unsure they can do a good enough job Homeowners abandoning DIY for ‘Do It For Me’ could benefit small businesses and trade experts The UK’s can-do...

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January is the best time to sell your house for a quick sale

Ready to put your plans for a house move into action? Then here’s a good reason to start marketing this month. Analysis of data over the last five years shows January is the best time to sell your house for a speedy sale. Data from our estate agent comparison tool estateagent4me offers insight into the...

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Guide to creating your smart home

Guide to creating your smart home Whether you’re keeping an eye on your carbon footprint or seeking the latest smart home solutions, having the ultimate smart home is easier than you think. There are a variety of options to suit every budget, from downloading a smart home app to a full smart home lighting system....

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Double storey extensions could be allowed without planning permission

The government has announced plans to allow homeowners to undertake a double-storey extension without planning permission. We have asked the experts at the property advice website the HomeOwners Alliance to explain all. According to our 2019 HomeOwners Survey, one of the biggest barriers to undertaking home improvement projects is problems related to planning permission, which...

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How to sell your home before Christmas

If you want to sell your home before Christmas, there is still time – just. Prospective home-sellers will need to have their property on the market by Monday 21st October in order to sell their home before Christmas, according to a new study. Data from estate agent comparison website estateagent4me offers insight into the time...

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Real Homes Show Episode 13

Real Homes Show episode 13 is here. Laura Crombie’s invites you into her home to explain how to renovate and create an open plan kitchen to a budget. Checking It Out share some unusual cleaning hacks using baking soda, Join Anna Morley style editor who will be revealing how to bring a splash of mint...

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5 tips for renovating your leasehold flat

As the nights draw in and summer holiday memories fade, we’re spending more time indoors. And it’s at times like this we start hatching plans for home improvement projects, fuelled by the new series of Grand Designs and BBC2s Great Interiors Design Challenge. But if you’re living in a leasehold flat or leasehold property, then...

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Real Homes Show Episode 12

Real Homes Show episode 12 is here. Real Homes small space squad head to South Birmingham to advise on how to proceed with a two-storey extension. Checking It Out have some fantastic ideas on how you can make the best of your outdoor garden space. The Hub catch-up with Verity Burns to discuss how smart...

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Real Homes Show Episode 11

Real Homes Show episode 11 is here. Checking It Out; Laura Crombie demonstrates the best way to remove stains from carpets. The Small Space Squad head to Wales to transform a semi-detached house with an open-plan kitchen and loft conversion. Join The Hub to find out how a smart fridge could change your life. Anna...

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Real Homes Show Episode 10

The Real Homes Show episode 10 is here. This weeks episode the smart space squad head to Derby to design an upstairs bathroom and open plan downstairs kitchen, Laura Crombie puts the most popular worktops to the test to find out how durable they are, Anna Morley style editor explains how to introduce Coral into...

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Claim your 2 free tickets to Grand Designs Live Birmingham

On the 9th – 13th October 2019, the NEC will play host to Grand Designs Live; bringing the height of home and design innovation to Birmingham. The event offers a great day out with hundreds of innovative ideas for the home, informative talks and demonstrations, with design guru and TV broadcaster, Kevin McCloud leading the event.  Whether you are starting out on your first...

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