Locals lose out to outside investors

The landlord exodus has begun but in some areas of the Yorkshire it is foreign and southern investors not first-time buyers who are taking their place. Sharon Dale reports.

Quirky in the country: buildings for conversion

Chances to convert interesting rural buildings into homes don’t come along often. Sharon Dale reports on some for sale and two ready made.

Aldi and Lidl catching up with Waitrose effect on prices

New research from Lloyds Bank has found that living near a local supermarket can push up your property’s value by £21,500 compared to homes in nearby areas without a supermarket chain.The report also reveals that having a premium brand on your doorstep means buyers typically need to pay top prices. Homes in areas with a Waitrose, Marks & Spencer or Sainsbury’s are most likely to command a higher house price premium when compared to the wider town average.

7 Tips for Hallway Storage When You Have Limited Space

Original article first published on Houzz Good storage is the first line of defence against clutter, but if you’re lacking in hallway space, it can be difficult to keep on top of everyday items such as coats, bags and shoes. Fear not – these smart storage solutions should give you plenty of ideas for how […]

Thinking of a kitchen extension? Here’s a beginner’s guide

Original article first published on Houzz Where once kitchens were small spaces to be concealed, people now love to have large, open cookspaces that form an important part of living. Extending a home to create that big, airy space is increasingly popular – and it’s a great way to add value, too. Here’s what you […]

How to get your garden ready for spring

Original article first published on Houzz Dreaming of a bright summer garden but the reality is a dreary plot of dead perennials, soggy grass and a lot of winter clutter? Take heart from the fact you’re not alone and follow these simple ideas to inspire you to plan ahead for the spring – and perhaps […]