Build A Home Cinema Without Spending Thousands

A home cinema used to be the mark of high-earners alone. Costing thousands of pounds in hi-fi equipment, specialist projectors and other electrical goods, having a home cinema was the ultimate luxury. Nowadays, however, a movie room in your home is a far more achievable reality. With just a little knowledge and a moderate investment of time and money, you can have a home cinema fit for Scorsese.

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Tips for Applying for a Mortgage

Applying for a mortgage can be a stressful time in your life, even though it’s very exciting – especially if you are buying your first property! So make the process go smoothly by following these tips.

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New redress scheme plans for PRS landlords

It’s something that has been talked about for the past few years, but on 24th January the Government finally announced firm plans for private landlords to be legally required to become members of a redress scheme, with a fine of up to £5,000 if they fail to do so. This follows a consultation that ran from February until April last year and is part of a wider move to simplify the redress process within the property market, helping to make it fairer and more transparent for everyone.

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Growing pains - How to transform a room for a teenager

The transition from child to teenager is probably the biggest (and often most stressful) time for parents.  Growth spurts, mood swings and peer group pressure are all part of the process - as is an increased desire for independence.  During this time, your child’s room will play a pivotal role in his or her life as it moves from somewhere to play and store their stuff to their own personal haven. 

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What age will you be when you buy your first home?

Despite years of rising property prices, buying a home of your own is still something that many Britons consider to be an ambition they want to achieve. As reports regularly highlight the high and increasing cost of buying a home, it’s likely no real surprise to find that the average age of a first-time buyer in the UK has risen to 34, up from 28 just ten years ago.

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