House sellers ‘face £10k average price drop before a sale is agreed’

House sellers across England and Wales are typically agreeing sales at around £10,000 less than the asking price, according to a property website. On average, properties are selling for 3.86% less than the asking price – equating to £10,623 in cash terms – Zoopla found. Zoopla, which compared asking prices with selling prices using data […]

Woman offers six-bedroom Georgian mansion in Scotland for just £25

A mother is offering her £1.7 million six-bedroom Georgian mansion, with a nine-hole golf course and 32 acres, as a competition prize. Donna Pirie, 54, hopes sales of £25 tickets for her home, Johnston Lodge, in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire, will raise £1m for charity. The fully-furnished home was built in 1780 and comes complete with snooker […]

Is your roof ready for the rigours of winter

Spend some time, money and effort now to make sure your home is up to the rigours of winter weather, says Julia Gray. 1 – No one wants a home with a leaky roof, so keep an eye on yours – if you can see some or all of the roof from the ground, you […]

Quick and instant ways to update your kitchen

By Katie Levell, Houzz Contributor Original article published on Houzz Investing in a new kitchen is very costly and involves an awful lot of upheaval. Instead of embarking on a huge project, consider these snappy ideas and indulge in a little low-stress kitchen refreshment. Photo by Studio Morton Make a feature of your handles It’s […]

Essential tips if you plan to build your own home

Fans of shows like Grand Designs probably find themselves contemplating building their own home. With enough money, time and drive, it’s a genuine possibility. It’s a truly epic feat that needs to be done properly. Here are a few things to consider if you want to build your own house. Benefits of Building Your Own House […]

5 essential maintenance tips to get your home ready for winter

There’s a brisker breeze in the air as the days are getting shorter and autumn is officially here. It’s a time when animals are preparing themselves for hibernation and there are things a home owner can do to prepare their abode for winter as well. 1. Prepare to get cosy Nothing quite improves a cold, […]