Home improvement spend to surge in 2017

Looking at individual areas, flooring is set to experience the biggest increase in investment, with an average of 29% looking to spend more on this in 2017 The latest research from Plentific.com has revealed that, on average, almost a quarter of hom...continue reading

Buy-to-let landlords undeterred by stamp duty surcharge

The number of second homes liable to pay stamp duty increased to 62,800 in the final quarter of last year, up from 56,200 in Q3 and 30,400 in Q2, suggesting that many people believe that investment in buy-to-let property is still worth pursuing. The...continue reading

These home cinemas provide the ultimate viewing experience

These home cinema examples will give you both envy and inspiration to want to create your very own perfect viewing experience.  Choosing the right type and amount of seats is a great starting point, nobody wants to sit on the floor or be fighti...continue reading

49% of UK Landlords own their property outright

Miles & Barr lettings were included in research conducted by the Council of Mortgage Lenders on UK landlords which has found that 49% of UK landlords own their property outright. Based on a survey of 2,500 landlords also found that 50%...continue reading

Buy to let purchases 'returned to normal' in last quarter

Buy to let purchases took a greater share of the market in the back end of 2016, prompting Mortgages for Business chief executive David Whittaker to say the market has “returned to normal”. With vanilla buy to let transactions 39% were f...continue reading

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