How to sell your home blog

Top 5 Tips on How to sell your home fast (and some bonus ones!)

Just a quick google and there is no shortage of articles from various sources, including Phil Spencer himself, giving you top tips for selling your house. There are those who advocate baking bread and making coffee, or even parking a new expensive car outside your home, to help boost the sale. But which tips are legit?

Design led house tour videos

New build home video tours

Come on a tour with our MD Gus as he takes you around the interiors of some beautiful homes in London and elsewhere in the UK.

Top 10 safe areas 600k

Top 10 Safest neighbourhoods in London for under £600K

It’s no secret that house prices in London are high. A budget that might net you a 5 bed detached house in Bradford will get you a 1 bedroom flat in Central London.

But just because you may have a lower budget for London standards, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on important considerations like safety.

In this blog, we take a look at the safest neighbourhoods in London, based on crime rate, for budgets of less than £600,000, within the range where you would qualify for Help to Buy.

The Houseboat house tour

House tour video: The Houseboat

In today’s blog, we’re down in Poole, specifically Hamworthy, a little place just outside Poole, at the Houseboat. You may have seen this in magazines, it’s been captured by the press. It’s an amazing house, was built by my father Roger Zogolovitch and designed by Mole Architects and Rebecca Granger.

I’m getting my dad Roger to walk us around, so hopefully that will give you kind of an interesting idea.

Design led homes blog

Opinion: Why are there so few design-led homes?

So the question I’ve been asked today is ‘Why are there not more design-led homes?’ Why is it so difficult to find them?

And I think the answer comes down fundamentally to an idea about incentives. Now hopefully I won’t get too elaborate and complicated here. But bear with me for a minute as I try and explain what I mean by that.

Landlord tax breaks blog

Tax rebate for ‘good landlords’

(thoughts on the Guardian article “Treasury weighs up tax break for landlords who sell to generation rent” 5 October 2018)

I like the fact that the Government is considering different proposals around housing. However, housing and population are inextricably linked, so in principle, converting a flat/house from being rented out to being owned doesn’t bring a new home into existence and therefore the fundamental supply demand imbalance remains and house prices become unaffordable for most. 

What is a mews blog

What is a mews?

Nowadays, the terms mews or mews house might conjure up images of trendy and chic houses, hidden gems located along picturesque cobblestone lanes and alleys, in some of London’s most exclusive areas. But what is a mews, and where did they originate?