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9 DIY Jobs to get done before summer’s up

With the August bank holiday on the horizon, we’ve put together a list of 20 essential DIY jobs that you should get done before our somewhat erratic British summer comes to an end. As the old proverb goes, you should fix the roof while the sun is shining… so set aside a day to get […]


The must-have items to reduce clutter throughout the year

Even in England, the changing of the season affects more than simply the weather outside. Whether it’s clothes or the things you need for seasonal hobbies, it’s likely you’ll have a large proportion of belongings that you don’t use or wear for half of the year. Here’s a selection of products which will help you […]

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Many of us have our dream first home in mind, from the style of the exteriors to the colour we’ll put on walls. In reality, we may need to compromise and move into a home which is “almost” what we’ve fantasised about. So, what should you be looking out for when it comes to finding […]

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The power of customer feedback

Our site’s sponsor, and one of the fastest growing housing companies in the UK, Keepmoat, understands the importance of listening to its customers. It has been collating feedback from Keepmoat homeowners across the country, many of which are first time buyers! Here’s what some of these customers had to say about their experiences with the house builder. […]


Seven ways to transform your new build into your new home!

With a glossy finish and modern interiors, new build homes provide a great choice for first time buyers looking to take their first step on the property ladder. However, you’ll still want to add your own personal touches to make your new build a cozy home. We’ve put together these tips to help you turn […]

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Garden Decor Trends for Summer 2016

Well summer is well and truly upon us now, and it’s time to dust of the deckchairs and start spending more time in your garden. If you’re in the market for a few new pieces for your outdoor space, you might be interested to see what’s hot this year in garden décor, and where you […]

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Everything you need to know about the Starter Homes Initiative

Buying your first home can be a daunting experience, especially when it comes to the financial side of things. Exactly what support is out there for a first time buyer? Which scheme or initiative is right for you? It can all be a little overwhelming! Well, the government has recently announced a new Starter Homes […]

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10 quirky ways to keep cool this summer

We know it’s rare, but sometimes the weather in the UK does surprise us and we get treated to the odd sunny day or two. In fact, experts are predicting a two week heatwave with temperatures reaching a toasty 25 degrees during the day time! However, not everybody enjoys the heat and we can’t always […]

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Turn your garden into a designer dream

As a first time buyer it’s normal to focus more on wallpaper and paint colours while you try to stamp your personality in your new home – but don’t forget to extend that creative flair to your garden! We might be getting ahead of ourselves as June approaches and there is no sign of that […]