Renting on a budget

It’s a big step to move out of mum and dad’s house and an even bigger step to buy a house, that’s why many people choose to rent first. By renting on a budget you’re able to save money for a mortgage and live in a home you can call your own, even if it’s just for a year or two. That said, some people choose to rent their whole life and while we wouldn’t recommend this, it goes to show buying is not for everyone. When you rent on a budget, you will have to make some sacrifices. That could be location, space, number of bedrooms or even not having a garden, and you have to remember you’re not likely to find your dream house, so pick something comfortable and appropriate for your needs. That’s all you need to think about when you’re renting for the first time on a budget.

Built in Wardrobes – An easy decision

When your property is under construction and you have a say over whether you would like built in wardrobes or none at all, the answer should be an easy one. Always say yes to built in wardrobes because even if you don’t pack them with clothes as soon as you move in, you’ll save plenty of space in the future when you’re collection grows.

Nobody likes the idea of losing space before you’ve even had chance to put the kettle on in your new home, but you’ll only regret the decision later when you see how much space you’ll lose with a standard freestanding wardrobe. Built in wardrobes are excellent space savers over time, and if you have a spacious bedroom that can accommodate wardrobes to one wall, definitely opt for built in wardrobes.

Buying a traditional house with a traditional stove

Many period style properties have traditional log burners fitted into the chimney breast and over time the technology within a stove hasn’t changed an awful lot, so you don’t need a lot of practice to get used to it. A traditional wood burning stove, also known as a log burner, is an extremely valuable household appliance and it can make your home feel cosier and more festive during the winter periods. When buying a house with a traditional stove, you should make sure it’s in working order and get it checked out by a HETAS approved engineer. They can then tell you if any work is required or everything is just right. You may need a chimneysweeper to pay a visit every several months but other than it can prove to be a hugely beneficial appliance in your home.

Residential Housing And The Management Side To It

Every owner of residential houses needs to make sure that the houses are well maintained. As tenants continue living in a house, it wears out. Some items become dysfunctional while others break and need replacement. The landlord may not have enough time at hand to enable them take care of such issues. They therefore enlist the services of a property manager. Keeping residential houses in good conditions helps in making sure that all the houses are occupied most of the time. If the tenants feel that the houses are not in such good conditions, then they may opt to move out and move into another house that is well maintained.
Property managers are individuals or companies who take care of the day to day running of residential and commercial houses on behalf of the landlord. Property manager’s act on behalf of landlord’s in preserving the value of the property while generating income at the same time.

Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Property

Here in the UK, and much of the developed world, the best investment that most people have been able to make historically has been the purchase of a home. Thanks to the housing bubble that triggered the great recession, many people’s faith in this “truth” was threatened by new realities. Even today, people continue to be cognizant of the risks of purchasing a home, and they remain reluctant to take that plunge.

Thanks to the concerns people have about the solvency of the property market, many people are reluctant to make the investment. Justifying the purchase of a home is particularly difficult when we see how the house prices are raising at around the same rate as they were pre-recession, particularly in places like London.

So is the concern justified? Short answer is yes. Many economists are concerned at how there has been little change in terms of how banks give out loans and how asks for them, and how house prices still seem to be inflated.