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Fixing Up an Old House

Fixing Up an Old House: Preservation, Renovation, or Remodelling. As a contractor who works for touchstonelofts.co.uk, I have fixed up many old homes, and I can tell you one of the best books on the market if you are fixing up a historic home is: Renovating Old Houses: Bringing New Life to Vintage Homes (Nash, George, Taunton 2003). Of course, there are many books that will teach you a million different ways to rehabilitate old houses, but this one is a favourite among hands-on, do-it-yourself historic house enthusiasts. In addition…

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Drab Boring Bathroom? Spice It Up With a Freestanding Bath

It’s amazing that despite the harsh economic times that we are living in these days, many homeowners are doing more and more home improvements, and working on their houses every weekend or so. Freestanding baths are among the topmost installations for bathroom makeovers that are sought after now; especially among newly-weds or couples wishing to relax in a hot bath together, according to my brother-in-law who works for a firm of plumbers in Fulham (http://www.touchstoneplumbers.co.uk/plumbers-in-fulham/). Installing a freestanding bath might seem complicated at first but after some careful reading, most…

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Selling A Home Privately

Selling A Home Privately, with No Estate Agent, to Save Money Whilst Ensuring a Quick House Sale Selling a house without the estate agent can be a financial boost, especially if negative equity exists. Learn how to secure a quick house sale without the usual costs. Saving money selling a house without an estate agent has become increasingly popular. This is because estate agents tend to charge between 1.5% and 3.5% of the sale value. The fee can be problematic, especially if negative equity or financial difficulties exist. Pricing A…

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Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Tips for First Time Home Buyers : Some Recommended Steps to Take Before Purchasing a House Buying a first home can quickly become overwhelming if one is not prepared, so it is good to have local agents on hand and builders to help you. Follow the steps below before making the leap toward home ownership. 1 Get a Free Credit Report Online Before starting a house hunt, one must know his or her credit score. A good credit score translates into a low interest rate on a home loan, and this…

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