Martin’s Top Tips for Improving Your Bathroom

January 9th, 2021|

Second to kitchens, bathrooms are those rooms that can make your property instantly more appealing and therefore add value. Even if you’re not in the market for selling, having a lovely space to carry out your morning rituals will set you up for the rest of the day. Here’s Martin’s Top Tips for improving your bathroom. [...]

What Does 2021 Spell for the UK Property Market?

January 5th, 2021|

What does 2021 spell for the property market? Despite lockdown#3 being thrust upon us on 4th January, just as most people were returning to their more normal routines after the Christmas / New Year break, it seems that this news will do little to slow the momentum of the UK property market - given that official [...]

Top Tips on Short Term Holiday Lets

January 5th, 2021|

Top Tips on Short Term Holiday Lets When you say the words ‘rental property’, most people generally think of a traditional Buy to Let arrangement -  but there is an alternative rental strategy for property investors. The market for short term or holiday lets has caused some landlords over the years to switch from an AST [...]

Shared Ownership Under the Spotlight

December 12th, 2020|

There’s been a lot of talk in the press recently about Shared Ownership Properties - a topic covered on BBC Panorama programme recently, in an episode called ‘The Home I Can’t Afford’. So what exactly is Shared Ownership and why is it under the spotlight? The idea of Shared Ownership is to give first time buyers [...]

Flipping Properties during Stamp Duty Holiday

December 3rd, 2020|

The idea of ‘flipping property’ is when a property is bought and sold within 12 months. The buyer is flipping it over so to speak. It's a strategy used often by investors to give them a quick cash return – that they may then use as deposits for further properties. Over the years of filming Homes [...]

Mortgage Holiday Extension Announced

November 30th, 2020|

A little bit of news announced last Friday, that passed me by was the fact that the Government’s financial services regulator, the FCA announced an extension to the mortgage holiday for those people who have been financially impacted by Coronavirus - which by my reckoning, is everyone. While reiterating customer should keep up with their mortgage [...]

Listen and learn | Martin Roberts Property & Home Magazine Winter 2020

November 16th, 2020|

From some angles, the UK property market has never looked busier – but how do you learn to get into it and make a profit? Despite the coronavirus lockdown – or perhaps because of it, if you take into account pent-up demand and the incentive of the Stamp Duty holiday – the UK property market has [...]