Stamp Duty makes homeowners likelier to improve than move

By Jon Pritchard In Home improvement No comments

A survey performed on 2,500 UK home owners revealed that high Stamp Duty costs have dissuaded people from moving.  People are preferring to invest in the property they already have, with home improvements, extensions and loft conversions. A tenth of those who took part in the survey said the Stamp Duty was the main deterrent to them […]

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Add value to your home with a second bathroom

By Jon Pritchard In Loft bathroom/ensuite, Loft conversion No comments

According to the folks who compile and monitor Nationwide’s monthly House Price Index, adding a bathroom increases the value of your home by an average of 5%. However, that’s only if you don’t create an extra bathroom at the expense of another important room, such as a spare bedroom. There’s an old estate agency adage, which says that if […]

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