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According to the latest surveys, buying a home is majorly influenced by ‘love at first sight’. One in two buyers decide after the first visit and don’t need another one to make a bid on a home.

How to use the front of your home to its best advantage

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  1. Add a splash of colour
  2. Get floral
  3. Light it up
  4. Improve your curb appeal
  5. Add accessories to your door
  6. Maintain your garden
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Home automation and smart home add-on-s are obviously a trend. An indicator is the request and the rise in payment for those offering those services.

Smart home projects double over 12 months

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The average pay rates for the most popular smart home installation tasks are:

– smart sprinkler systems … £120 / hour vs £18 / hour for a landscaper
– smart lights … £60 / hour vs £45 / hour for lighting installer / electrician
– lock and home security … £100 / hour for surveillance cameras, smart locks & security systems installation vs £60 / hour for a locksmith
– heating … £80 / hour for a smart thermostat installation vs £50 / hour for a plumber
– smart TV … £60 / hour vs £30 / hour for a TV installer / handyman
– smart home hubs … £50 / hour (no qualification required)

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Adding value to your property should be a constant concern for anybody wanting to sell in a more proximate or distant future. Here are some easy improvements that you can do by yourself:

  1. high end windows
  2. modern railing for the staircase
  3. farmhouse backslash
  4. faux expensive molding
  5. faux drop ceiling
  6. upscale garage door
  7. embellished bifold door
  8. framed bathroom mirror
  9. fresh up cabinets
  10. custom accent wall

How to increase your home's value

10 inexpensive ways to increase your home's value.

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Monetizing your second house should be a ‘must’ if you’re seeking for means of income.

If this property is based in the city, renting it is a good way to ensure yourself of a monthly income according to the rental market.

If the property is isolated or located in a nice vacation spot you should consider renting it for vacations. Families usually search for these kind of cozy homes for seasonal small vacations and your offer might be exactly what they need.

You should consider a couple of things before putting your second home up for rent as a vacation hub!

Check out the article below for some useful tips!

Renting Out Your Second Home As A Holiday Let Property

 

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Freelancer or just working remotely? Either way, if your home is your office, you might want to check out if your home is a efficiency boosting environment.

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Six features your house needs if you work from home

  1. The office – an area created especially for working, close to Wifi, away from distractions.
  2. Additional working areas – maybe you can work from the couch, too. But how do you manage to ignore the TV?
  3. Temperature control.
  4. Natural light.
  5. Visible greenery.
  6. Open space.

Here are some available offers that comply with these working ‘standards’!

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