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The Ideal Home Show Gets A Makeover For 2017

The Ideal Home Show Gets A Makeover For 2017

Fresh ideas for your home, for 17 days, for 2017

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When: 24th March – 9th April 2017

Where: Olympia, London

 

The Event: 

The Ideal Home Show, sponsored by Zoopla, is returning to London's Olympia with a fresh face, new interactive features and four brand-new live theatres. As ever, the show is set to provide the ultimate shopping experience with everything you need to update your home for the year ahead as we step out of the dark mornings and move into the Summer months.

 

Help To Buy Property Tips from a Conveyancing Expert

Help To Buy Property Tips from a Conveyancing Expert

I know from experience that the process of moving into your new home can be a very anxious and exhausting time, both physically and mentally. There is the obvious excitement of finally moving in, but also the worry of being able to afford everything you need to furnish and decorate the home how you want it, and of course the considerable weight of taking on the burden of a mortgage.

 

These anxieties come after you have decided to take the plunge and enter the property market for the first time, which is a pretty seismic decision in itself. I have experienced many meetings talking to young couples and young professionals, who are worried about being able to afford mortgages and all the other fixed costs that come with a property purchase.

 

London Home Show

London Home Show

If you're a first time buyer looking for help to get on the property ladder, register for the London Home Show Spring 2017 on Saturday 18th March 2017.

 

The London Home Show, supported by the Mayor of London,  is the major event for first time buyers in London and attending the event is the best way to get all the latest information on the affordable home ownership market in the capital.

The London Home Show is FREE to attend. It takes place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, from 11am - 5pm. This is a ticket only event, so please register if you wish to attend.

 

Click here to register

 

London Home Show

London Home Show

If you're a first time buyer looking for help to get on the property ladder, register for the London Home Show Spring 2017 on Saturday 18th March 2017.

 

The London Home Show, supported by the Mayor of London,  is the major event for first time buyers in London and attending the event is the best way to get all the latest information on the affordable home ownership market in the capital.

The London Home Show is FREE to attend. It takes place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, from 11am - 5pm. This is a ticket only event, so please register if you wish to attend.

 

Click here to register

 

Helping your children buy a home

Helping your children buy a home

House prices are high, wage inflation is low and rents are amongst the most expensive in Europe. It’s no surprise that we are seeing an increasing number of parents helping their sons and daughters to buy their first home.

Boosting your child’s deposit is vital to helping them get a more affordable mortgage rate. Getting a mortgage with a 5% deposit is difficult and still relatively expensive even with 10%.

So what are your options when helping your children onto the property ladder?

 

Gifted Deposits

The most common way we see parents helping their children to buy is by simply giving their children money towards part/all of the deposit, this is called a ‘Gifted Deposit’.

Family Homes launch at Iconic East London Former Dog Track

Family Homes launch at Iconic East London Former Dog Track

Stadium Place www.lqpricedin.co.uk/stadium-place
 
L&Q has launched Brook Houses, the final phase of 4 bedroom Shared Ownership houses at Stadium Place, the site of the historic Walthamstow dog stadium. The contemporary homes offer families a chance to own a piece of London history, with properties set behind the former stadium’s iconic Grade II listed wall of neon lights.
 

How Technology is Changing How We Sell Our Homes

How Technology is Changing How We Sell Our Homes

As we all know, technology is changing everything, from how we speak to each other to how we consume products. Let's put it into perspective, the world’s biggest taxi firm, Uber, owns no cars. Airbnb owns no hotels and the world’s largest media distributor, Facebook, creates no content. Our attitudes to who we trust and how we spend our money have been fundamentally altered.

This has also spread to the property industry. Over the past few years, attitudes to selling your own home have changed dramatically. No longer is someone in a pinstripe suit showing people around your home the only way to sell. And rightly so, as the homeowner, you know your property better than any traditional estate agent, so why wouldn’t you show potential buyers around your home?

 

Young family bought Shared Ownership home based on floor plans and reputation of Thames Valley Housing

Hannah Pennell and Charles Barker, Thames Valley Housing, Shared Ownership

When they decided to move in together after just a few months as a couple, Charles Barker and Hannah Pennell looked at only one home before making an offer. 

Clearly a couple who make their minds up quickly, Charles and Hannah were not only looking for an affordable home that provided enough space for them and Hannah’s daughter Layla, but a scheme that offered ease and clarity throughout the process. They found the Foresta development in Horley, Surrey, on Thames Valley Housing’s website and, after checking out the location, they registered their interest in buying a Shared Ownership home. 

Shared Ownership helps young family in Horley get on the property ladder

Danielle and Daniel Case Study Thames Valley Housing

For Danielle Angel (28) and Daniel Stewart (30), the decision of whether to continue renting or take that step onto the property ladder was made easy after hearing about Shared Ownership. 

New homes by Thames Valley Housing in Horley, Surrey near to where they were previously renting in Reigate, became available earlier this year and provided the opportunity they’d be waiting for to afford to buy their new home.

“I know that living in a two-bedroom apartment with our two-year-old son Finley, eventually we’d need a larger home,” says Danielle, “so I’d signed up to receive email alerts from Thames Valley Housing but I didn’t expect to see something so perfect for us, so soon.”