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3 simple tips to make your property more desirable to tenants

Official government figures show that home ownership in England has fallen to its lowest level in 30 years (www.theguardian.com/money/2017/mar/02/home-ownership-in-england-at-a-30-year-low-official-figures-show). The private rental sector on the other hand has doubled since 2004 with almost half of all people in the country aged between 25 and 34 now in rented accommodation. While…

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8 romantic Valentine’s gestures

Even if you don’t like the commercial aspect of Valentine’s Day, the 14th of February still provides you with a great opportunity to show that special person in your life just how much you appreciate them. Below we have listed eight romantic gestures which are guaranteed to score you some…

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How to stop condensation forming on your windows

With winter in full swing, you’re probably used to the sight of condensation on your windows by now. Unfortunately, a combination of the freezing cold temperatures outside and the heating constantly being on inside means that condensation is a common problem for many of us at this time of year.…

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Five easy ways to reduce your heating bill

For the average UK household, our gas and electricity bills set us back a whopping £1,638 a year. While we can’t hide from the fact that we need to turn the heating on when it’s bitterly cold outside, there are a number of simple ways you can lower the cost…

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4 ways to avoid catching a cold this winter

Freezing cold temperatures and darker days are just about manageable but when you’re struck down with yet another cold, it’s enough to make even the cheeriest of us want to pack up and move somewhere warm. Unfortunately, colds are more common in winter because we spend more time cooped up…

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Red flags to look out for when buying a home

Many of us see the New Year as a fresh start so it’s a popular time for potential buyers to start their house hunt. While there are no doubt plenty of things you would love to see in a property (new kitchen, large bedrooms, stylish window shutters and a beautiful…

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Interior design ideas that will help to keep your home warm

With much of the UK covered in snow last week, one thing for certain is that it’s bitterly cold outside. To help keep the chill out this winter, below are some interior design ideas that not only look great, they also help to keep your home nice and warm. Seal…

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Three easy festive bakes

Turning on the oven and knocking up some delicious Christmas bakes is a guaranteed way to forget about how bitterly cold it is outside. Get the fire going, close those window shutters, put your favourite slippers on and spoil the family with these three easy festive bakes. Mince Pies The…

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Homemade Christmas craft ideas

The winter chill is definitely upon us but with the fire on and the Christmas decorations up, there’s no better time to wrap up warm and stay inside. If you’re looking for ways to pass the time while hiding from the cold, why not turn up the thermostat, close those…

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Five ways to make your kitchen more hygienic

Many studies suggest that the kitchen is the place where germs are most likely to be found so when it comes to food preparation areas, hygiene is of course of the utmost importance. We’re all familiar with the number one rule of cooking - wash your hands before preparing food.…

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