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Help I need some advice on how to sell my home!

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 01:34 -- Word Smith
You need to think dispassionately when selling your home. Too many people get emotionally tied up in it and that's really not going to help. The size of your mortage, for example, has no bearing on the price you are putting the house on the market for.

So what do you need to pay attention to and what traps do you need to avoid when putting your house on the market?

The house is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
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Innovative plans for gardens of all shapes and sizes can help you sell your house

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 00:31 -- Word Smith

Whatever the size of the house you are selling, it’s important to focus on the garden, too. Treat it like another room and at least have a good tidy up no matter what time of year. A well kept, cut lawn with trimmed edges and leaves swept up, always makes a good impression. Put rubbish bins out of sight and trim off any dead heads from straggly plants.

Gardening is not just for those people with rolling acres, either. About 85% of people in this country have a garden about half the size of a tennis court. So how can you make it look bigger, if that’s the case?

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Creating a good first impression - tips of the interior design trade to get your house sold quickly

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 23:57 -- Word Smith

Interior designers may sound fancy and seemingly cost a lot of money but, either way, they are experts and their hints and tips can be invaluable when restyling a room. For example, think about zoning the areas of a room, is it multi-purpose or does it have Just one function, for example, it's the main room where the family watches TV. Create specific areas. If you walk into a hotel lobby and enter the lounge area, you will see that they often place sofas back to back - this is one way to zone different areas and break up their usage. 

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Making the most of your space

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 14:36 -- Word Smith

Corbusier was most famous for bringing the outside in, he merged spaces so that a house seamlessly became one with the garden and he did this by using clever ideas such as over-hanging roofs, or extending the tiles from the inside, past the external doors to the outside. He was also known for removing corners and opening up the internal space. A wonderfully inventive man, and a truly classical, yet modernist, architect who is still inspiring architects and home-owners today.

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Is your property Hot to Trot? Tips for successful selling...and buying

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 13:49 -- Word Smith

House looking a bit loved and ‘lived-in’? Not good if you are just about to instruct your estate agent to put it on the market.  Didn't you know? Winter is the new Spring and estate agents are reporting a huge rise in instructions in January, equivalent to the whole of 2013. So you'll need to pull your finger out if you are looking to move, to get ahead of the game.