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Homeowners brace for cold weather cost increases - here’s how to avoid them

Research by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk , has discovered that 74% of homeowners expect to spend more money on the maintenance and running of their home during the autumn and winter months than they do during spring and summer.

As autumn approaches and the nights draw in, homeowners are bracing themselves for the added expenses that come with running a home during...

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Wayhome launches brand new ‘Gradual Homeownership’ scheme for aspiring homeowners

  • Fund to help buyers on a new route to homeownership
  • Would-be homeowners can move-in, mortgage-free, with a minimum 5% deposit
  • Wayhome buys the rest, and the customer pays rent on the part they don’t own
  • Customers could buy a home worth 6-8x their income
  • Gradual Homeownership is a flexible scheme that allows customers to buy more of the home
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Learn your little-known meter numbers to avoid accidental ‘killer’ bills

Energy experts are urging homeowners to ‘Know your Number’ when it comes to gas and electric meters to guard against potential bill mix-ups.

Residents across the UK can sometimes accidentally fall foul of receiving sky-high utility invoices, says money.co.uk - when they know they have definitely not consumed that much energy.

The discrepancy occurs when a utility company...

How-to avoid most common home maintenance mishaps

HOME MAINTENANCE DISASTERS: 63% of escape of water claims caused by burst pipes

-Insurer urgers homeowners to take care when doing DIY to avoid costly mishaps-

  • Admiral has produced a series of How-To videos to help homeowners tackle simple maintenance tasks
  • 40% of homeowners have never considered how condition of home impacts insurance
  • Accidental
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Homeowners forced to use savings, credit cards and loans to cover maintenance costs

The latest research from the homebuying platform, YesHomebuyers , has found that the majority of UK homeowners spend between £500 to £1,500 a year on household maintenance, with many failing to prepare for these unforeseen costs and instead having to use savings, credit cards and loans to cover the cost.

The research commissioned by Yes Homebuyers found that general DIY was the most...

A CGI of the Haywood-bungalow from Elan Homes at Three Js in Abberley


ELAN HOMES is anticipating huge interest in the Haywood bungalow released at its intimate Three Js development in Abberley. The two-bedroom detached property is a beautifully-designed contemporary home, with spacious accommodation leading off a central hallway.

And with only one of its kind in the Worcestershire village-set Three Js – and the desire for bungalows soaring* – the...

Homeowners not worried about market cliff edge, but won’t sell if house prices dip

The latest research by homebuying platform, Yes Homebuyers , has found that homeowners aren’t worried about the potential cliff edge facing the UK property market but a drop in property values would stop them from selling.

Despite the Government staggering the deadline of the extended stamp duty holiday, a drastic decline in market activity levels is expected to see transaction...

Council Tax

Council tax hike will cause a quarter of homeowners to struggle financially

Research by Newcastle-based property developer, StripeHomes , has found that the vast majority of homeowners believe Government plans to increase council tax are unjustified, with 23% likely to struggle financially.

Research from StripeHomes shows that the average homeowner in England is due to see an annual increase in council tax of £78, pushing the cost to £1,895 per year or £158...

Kitchen show home

Top tips for visiting a show home in the South West

For anyone thinking about buying a new build home, one of the first steps will often be visiting a show home.

There can be a lot to take in when looking around a show home for the first time – even more so following the Covid-19 pandemic, where all housebuilders have built in a raft of new measures to allow people to visit safely.

These include pre-screening questionnaires,...

Holiday Home

Exchanging Homes Could Help Save over £65,000 on holidays

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced all of us to reassess how we live, and how we travel. In our quest for more space or a different way of life, the pandemic has led many of us to improve our homes. It has made us value what our homes really mean to us, and what part they play in our all-round happiness.

Global home swapping platform, Love Home Swap understands the importance of their...