Take in a lodger to make money and help ease the housing crisis

If just three per cent of the 19 million empty bedrooms in England’s owner-occupied properties were let out, a new city would be created, without laying a single brick.  So claims SpareRoom, reflecting on the current housing crisis that means 250,000 new houses need to be built each year to house 460,000 people. The Government’s […]

Ways to help first time buyers on to the property ladder

Although recent figures show the number of first-time buyers has reached its highest level in a decade, there’s still a lot to be done to help those who are struggling to purchase their first home. NAEA Propertymark has outlined suggestions to help them get a foothold. Introduce longer fixed-rate mortgages Although more lenders have introduced […]

Housebuilder’s ambitious plans for region

A housebuilder aims to help address the shortfall in provision of new homes in Yorkshire, as the national shortfall of properties is predicted to top one million by 2022. In direct contrast to that, and to support initiatives to increase productivity, housebuilder Miller Homes has outlined ambitious growth plans in its Yorkshire region. It will […]

The tips you should know before selling your home

Why do some properties get snapped up in days while others languish for months? It’s easy to blame the market – but could it be that those slow-to-sell homes are overpriced or recent renovations are not hitting the mark? And what should you do if your home falls into that group? We asked a team […]

HOUSE HUNTER: Nothing like buying a house to make you feel grown up

Waving madly through the windscreen at the slightly scruffy looking estate agent, I virtually jumped out of the car for our first ever property viewing. After dreaming of owning a house for so long, it was exciting to finally be able to see some bricks and mortar instead of just browsing through endless property porn […]

Celebrating women in construction

As women are expected to make up a quarter of all construction workers in the UK by 2020, one Yorkshire housebuilder is  profiling some of its employees, to celebrate the roles of women within the workforce. Barratt Developments Yorkshire West, has highlighted the roles of  team members Kerry Bracken-Chalmers and Michaela Corbett. Kerry Bracken-Chalmers is based at […]