6 tips to get your dog ready for summer

Whether your dog is coming with you on holiday, or if it is having a holiday of its own, it is always a good idea to pack some familiar items.  Although most of us humans are looking forward to the summer, for many dogs it can be a stressful time. Long car journeys, hot weather and unfamiliar locations can all add up to make our canine companions long for the nights to draw in. But with a little preparation and…

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Shielding seaside homes from spoilage

Saltwater, sun and sand make for a great holiday but your coastal property may not welcome these details as much! By all means, you should still buy that beachfront dream but it’s a smart idea to keep up-to-date with upkeep. If you don’t, your seaside estate could literally fall to pieces. Salt and moisture Saltwater does a great job at destroying plaster, masonry, paintwork and timber. The extra moisture in the air and rain loves creeping into cracks, which can,…

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Why Christmas can be a good time to sell your home

Spring sellers are on the lookout We all know that spring is the most popular season to put your property on the market as there are statistically more people out looking to buy. This can work to your advantage. People who have put their property on the market and sold in spring will be on the lookout for their next home, heading into summer and a new year, giving you the perfect opportunity to market your property to them. Attract…

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Many signs, same place

You’re keen to snap up a house and you spot a street or block with multiple “for sale” signs. Alternatively, you want to sell your place and suddenly, almost every home in your area is up for grabs. Both buyers and vendors can be left pondering whether this situation is a good or bad thing. Let’s explore the possibilities. Buyer considerations Multiple neighbouring homes hitting the market simultaneously could be due to a development being built nearby. Not surprisingly, the…

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How to bring country and city together

Scratching your head trying to reconcile your appreciation for both city and country? There is a way to have your country cake – and eat your city style too – and all while (possibly) enjoying extra cash on the side. Read on to find out more. Rustic opportunity You’re keen to escape to the country – sometimes. Trouble is, you’ve got work, friends and family in the metropolis, to say nothing of a mortgage. And then there are those city…

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