New Night Tube Provides Boost for London Homes

As the London tube becomes a 24-hour service on two lines with more to follow, house prices on those lines are expected to rise, buoyed by the additional transport benefits of living close to one of those stations, even it’s in zone 5. The Victoria and Central lines are the first two that will run…

Is collective enfranchisement a good move?

A growing trend for developers to provide the owners of new-build flats with 999-year leases gets round the issue of having to extend a lease but still leaves residents having to pay service charges, warns skip hire broker Proskips. A possible solution is for the current owners of properties in a block of flats to…

Where’s hot in London in 2016?

Widely regarded as one of the best cities in the world, London offers a wealth of opportunities for anyone considering moving to the nation’s capital. With the emergence of Crossrail breathing new life into previously unloved parts of London, there are a few rising stars when it comes to where the smart people are investing…

Choose a Professional Company Logo Design For Your Small Business

“Logos are a graphic extension of the internal realities of a company” Saul Bass, branding expert, says it all in this tell-all quote. From the man who created the instantly recognisable American Airlines logo, along with many other instantly identifiable brands, it’s worth listening to what he has to say. A logo has the power…

Make your garden a selling point

Finding a family who will remain in a rental home for a long time is about promoting the lifestyle that property will deliver. The old adage that you never get a second chance to make a good first impression is never more true when it comes to selling or renting property. And that definitely includes…

How to make your home ice cool

Here are five clever ways of keeping the inside of your home comfortable when outside temperatures hit an extra-high level! British households spend a lot of time, and energy, keeping their homes warm each winter. Although London’s average temperature only hits a high of 23C in July and August, estate agent Eden Harper – which…

Top 5 Fashion Watch Brands of 2016

Wearing a watch is more than a method of telling the time, it’s a statement of style expressing your personality without the need to use words. Every man should own a luxury watch at one point of his life, but until the day when you can afford to spend double your salary on a time…

Looking after your rental property

‘It’s just a rental’ Letting landlords so often say the words “it’s just a rental, I’m not going to live in it”, but how much is this phrase costing them? Popular Bristol Lettings Agent, Lets Rent advise: If you maintain your property and put it on the market in the best possible condition, a few…

Renewable Energy Milestone for Portugal

Zero Emission Portugal Portugal have reached a zero emission milestone as the country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours that lasted from 6:45am on Saturday 7th May 2016 until 5:45pm the following Wednesday. Costa Rica, the only country in the world without an army, achieved 285 days of 100%…

Use colour to sell a property

Letting agents advise landlords to decorate rental properties in neutral tones, but colour can help homes sell quicker. Every estate agent you approach will promise to maximise the value of each and every property they market for sale. But very few will be able to tell you how long it takes to sell a flat…

Enjoy the sweet smell of success when selling a home

Owning a pet will not lower the value of your home but the smell of dogs, cats and hamsters could deter viewers from making a good offer Claims that owning a pet can lower the value of a home are false, says East London estate agent Peach Properties. However, the odour created by the estimated…

The Psychology Behind Our Color Choices

According to the experts, one way to improve one’s mood is through colors. Indeed, our choice of color impacts the overall experience. That’s how powerful colors are. However, deciding on a wall color, for instance, can seem a daunting task. Treat the list below as a walk-through about the psychology behind some of the most…