Buying a new home can sometimes be a daunting task whether you’re a first time buyer, looking to invest, or move home again. At Barratt London, we understand how stressful it can be, so we’ve created some useful guides, infographics and more, full of information to help you understand the property market and help you through the home buying process.
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New year, no gym – save your money by exercising at home
Getting more exercise is one of the most pledged resolutions in the UK each year. But if you’re saving to buy a new house, then why not try exercising at home?
Looking to keep fit in London in 2019? Put your best foot forward and run
Do your new year’s resolutions include getting fit this year? We have some popular London running routes that might help you get Marathon ready.
Yoga at home. Be inspired by home workouts
New fitness goals this new year? Be inspired by yoga teacher and influencer Katarina Rayburn as she promotes the benefits of working out from the comfort of your home.
New Barratt London developments for sale in 2019
If you have new year’s resolutions to move to London in 2019, there is a wide range of existing Barratt London developments with availability to buy now. If your needs are less immediate, here are three exciting new developments available to move into either later in 2019 or in the first half of 2020.
5 of the best restaurants in Hounslow you just can't miss
Hounslow is packed full of great restaurants, pubs and bars making it the ideal spot for a night out or for residents to simply enjoy a quick bite with family and friends. Here are five you should try.
8 of London’s best up and coming restaurants
The food scene in London is continually evolving, with countless restaurants, bars and street food options popping up each week. Here are eight of the best up and coming restaurants in the city.
8 of the best things to see and do in Upton Park
Upton Park used to be home to West Ham United's football stadium, but did you know that now it's a vibrant and trendy place to live? Take a look at the top activities & places to see in the area.
6 of the best restaurants in Harrow
Looking for a great place to eat in Harrow? Here are six of the best restaurants in the area, offering a mix of different cuisines which every food lover can enjoy.
How to make homebuying as stress-free as possible
Buying a home doesn't have to be stressful, if you plan it properly and are prepared. We can't guarantee it will be stress-free, but here are some tips to help.
How to make sure you're prepared for moving day
A well-executed moving day will depend on several factors. For things to move like clockwork, you’ll need to be prepared well in advance, you must have considered all eventualities and be flexible enough to roll with the changes...
8 indoor plants to help purify your new home
Indoor plants are a great way to bring some greenery into your life. Did you know that apart from being a great addition to your interior, they can also help to clean and purify the air in your home?
5 important considerations when choosing a multi-room entertainment system
A good multi-room home entertainment system can really change your home and lifestyle - here are a few things to consider.
8 things they don't tell you about moving
Moving day doesn't necessarily have to be stressful, but there are a few things you need to be prepared for. Check out our 8 tips which will help you to avoid any mistakes.
9 deposit saving tips for buying your first London property
Thinking of buying your first property and considering ways to get money for your deposit? Take a look at these tips which will help you get the ideas together.
How to budget once you've moved in
Buying your first home is all about saving, but the budgeting doesn't stop even when you move in. Take a look at some of our best tips which will help you to keep on top of your budget.
What to do if you can’t find an apartment you like
Sometimes hunting for a flat or apartment can be frustrating, especially if you are struggling to find the perfect one. Here’s what you should be doing when it seems to be getting tough.
7 apartment hunting mistakes to avoid
With so many different apartments in London, finding the perfect one is not an easy task. That is why, we have listed for you seven apartment hunting mistakes to avoid in your apartment search.
5 considerations for choosing the right floor finishes
Whether considering wall and floor tiles to match, carpet throughout or a traditional stone floor, it’s important to run through these 5 considerations.
3 wedding list ideas for newly married couples
Whether you’d like electrical appliances, some money towards your honeymoon, or the perfect items to complete the look of your home, here are a few ideas to get you started.
Couples saving advice - tips to help you get on the property ladder together
When planning on buying a home with your partner and moving in together, you’ll need to have the right finances in place.
8 reasons you're ready to move in together
Moving in with together with your other half could be the best decision you could make but how do you know it is the right time? Here are 8 reasons to tell when you're ready.
11 pieces of London house hunting advice
London is a vast city with so many different options catering to any number of lifestyle choices. We’ve collated a list of 11 essential pieces of advice to help you on your journey.
9 reasons why its time to move to London
If it’s a move you’re considering, or have always wanted to do so, there’s no time like the present. Here are 9 reasons why now is the time to move to London.
A house or apartment? 6 ways to know which is right for you
If you're struggling to decide, click here for the tips on deciding whether a house or an apartment is right for you at this time.
A guide to London city living
City living in London is like nowhere else in the UK. If you're thinking about moving, we’ve created a guide to city living in London and what it could mean for you.
5 independent hardware stores in London for your homeware essentials
If you’re new to the area, or have some DIY that needs seeing too quickly, here are some of the best independent hardware shops in the capital that’ll have everything you need.
Interior design TV shows you might have forgotten about
Whether you’re looking for some interior design tips or just fancy a few moments reminiscing, take a look at our favourite TV makeover shows from the past.
4 questions to ask before bringing a dog into your new home
Whether you live in a flat, terrace or a detached home, it's important to ask questions to decide if your property is right for that particular breed or if it’s suitable for a dog at all.
A guide to couple's finances and why you need a cohabitation agreement
Buying your first home together means dreaming of happy times ahead. But it’s also the time to be serious. What would happen to that home and everything you own, should you decide to go your separate ways?
Advice for choosing the right off-plan property
When it comes to purchasing a new build home off plan, you ideally want to get in early so that you can take your pick from the plots available.
Advice for buying your first home in your 20s
If you’d love to own your own home rather than renting or living with your parents, you’re not alone. After all, your 20s are a good age to buy a property.
9 ways to boost your credit history before applying for a mortgage
Having a positive credit score is vital for being accepted for your ideal mortgage. This guide follows the best way to improve your chances.
Understanding different types of mortgage
Whether you’re buying your first home or you’re familiar with the purchase process, it always helps to have a refresher on the different types of mortgage available.
Calculating the cost of buying a new home
If you’re buying a new home, you’ll want to know exactly how much it will cost. To give you an idea of what you will need to consider, here’s a quick overview of how to calculate the cost of a buying a new home.
Clever ideas for 4 different types of garden
Whether you have a balcony or a garden, have a tight budget or more to spend, we’ve got some great ideas that will help you spruce up your outdoor area so you can start making the most of it.
Setting expectations when searching for a new home
When faced with the challenges that come with buying a new home, it's important to consider all the factors including setting expectations for the budget.
What does the Referendum mean when investing in property?
The Referendum provided plenty of speculation around the property market in the Capital, how has this affected market growth and demand in London?
Why property is still a solid investment in today’s economy
Following the Brexit vote, there has been some uncertainty in the property market which may have left some investors wondering whether it is the right time to invest in bricks and mortar to determine strong returns.
Creating the ideal home office
Our working lives are busier than ever and many people find they’re putting in extra hours at home. If this is something you can relate to, perhaps now is the time to think about converting an unused bedroom into an office.
Investment area guides
Our London Investment Area Guides are designed to help you pick a suitable and attractive destination to buy property, no matter who your rental target market is. With new property development all over the city, browse through our guides that put the spotlight on all four corners of the bustling capital.
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