Property prices rise as crime levels go down, research shows

New research reveals the safest places to invest in property, based on official police data and the 2018 UK House Price Index. These hot spots include Chesterfield and other swathes of Derbyshire and the Peak District. Across England, the data clearly illustrates that where crime falls, property prices rise and where crime rises, property prices […]

Landlords set to increase portfolios amid wave of optimism

As rental returns continue to rise, almost half of all landlords in the UK are considering expanding their property portfolio. A wave of optimism across the buy-to-let market is sparking the new interest. In a recent survey by Mortgages for Business, it was discovered that 44 per cent of landlords intend to invest in at […]

Chance for Yorkshire housebuyers to find ‘golden egg’

House buyers across the region could be in for an extra special treat this Easter weekend. Housebuilder Miller Homes will be hiding a golden egg in each of its Yorkshire show homes. Anyone who reserves a home over the Easter Weekend will be invited to hunt for the egg to receive a fabulous prize to […]

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 […]

How to hack Ikea products for a more unique look

Original article first published on Houzz Amanda Pollard, Houzz Contributor You may have heard that Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad passed away recently at the grand old age of 91. In tribute to the flat-pack phenomenon he founded in the 1940s, here are some Ikea hacks to inspire you. Photo by Violet & George Mix and […]

Leeds among top three trendiest cities in UK

Leeds is among the top five cities for on-trend homes in the UK, research has revealed. The city follows only London and Glasgow when it comes to keeping up with what is ‘in’ for home interiors. The survey looked at which interiors trends are the most popular, and the UK cities that feature them most. […]