Property: The simple changes that can add £5000 to your property’s value | Property | Life & Style

Home improvements can be a minefield, knowing which ones to make that are actually worth homeowner’s time and which ones actually won’t increase a property’s value. With so many simple improvements Britons can make to their homes, it can be difficult to know which ones to embark on. However, when selling a home, simple home improvements that are cost effective to implement can actually whack on a few thousand pounds to the asking price. A new report by McGregor gardening experts and hybrid estate agents Emoov has revealed the five…

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Selling your home: The top UK cities for selling a £1 million property fast | Property | Life & Style

With taxes, stamp duty, uncertain buyers and agency fees, it can be difficult to sell your home, especially when it falls into the price bracket of £1 million or more. A recent report by Rightmove has revealed the top places in the UK for shifting homes quickly on the market for £1 million. The Office of National Statistics reported that the average selling price of a home in the UK is £224,000, a much lower amount than those with a £1 million asking price. These homes sell in an average…

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Ants: How to get rid of ants with a £1 household item in your kitchen | Property | Life & Style

Ants in the home can be an annoying and unhygienic issue, particularly when the pesky insects enter your kitchen. During warm weather or periods of rain, they are more likely to come into your house. They can cause damage to property and plants, as well as rendering food inedible. However, there is one brilliant household solution to get rid of them: white vinegar. A solution containing white vinegar is said to keep the pests at bay in your home. According to Top 10 Home Remedies, you can get rid of…

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Property prices are still rising | Property | Life & Style

Property values in May were 1.9 percent higher than a year earlier, experiencing slower growth than the 2.2% annual increase in April. Russell Galley, managing director, Halifax, said: “The month-on-month figures are more volatile than the quarterly or annual measures. “In the three months to May, house prices were 0.2 percent higher than the previous quarter and on an annual basis they are 1.9% higher. “Both of these measures have fallen since reaching a recent peak, in the final months of last year. “These latest price changes reflect a relatively…

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: Great Tew house – prices in Cotswolds area | Property | Life & Style

It has been reported that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have signed a two-year lease on a property in Great Tew, in the Cotswolds. The couple were first said to be considering the town in January. However, it is now said the married couple have signed on an estate there in Great Tew Estates. The grounds are also home to David and Victoria Beckham’s country home and the exclusive private members club Soho Farmhouse. The Great Tew Estate boasts 4,000 acres of idyllic British countryside. The website states: “The Great…

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Do smart meters really tie us to energy firms? | Property | Life & Style

Smart Energy GB Some consumers fear that having a smart meter could stop them changing gas or electricity supplier Over the last few weeks, the Daily Express has been running a series of articles investigating smart meters, the benefits they bring to customers and claims around their safety, as part of the Great Smart Meter Debate. By 2020, the Government wants the new meters installed in every home across Great Britain. There is little doubt that smart meters can save consumers money. What’s more, they will put an end to…

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