Advice and inspiration

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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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.

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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.

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What style of home is right for you?

This guide will help you narrow down the search to the find the perfect home for you.

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A guide to decorating, colour schemes & furniture

When moving into a new home, it's important to make it feel your own. So here's a handy guide to making your house look just right.

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5 new home essentials you'll need

If you're unsure what you'll need when moving into your new home then this guide offers the top five essentials for making your house a home.

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6 tips for helping your child move schools

If you're moving house with a young family, this list provides helpful advice to ensure your child moves school with as much ease as possible.

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Essential advice for moving home

Here are some tips to help the moving process run as smoothly as possible.

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A step-by-step guide to the house buying process

The must read guide for first time buyers when in the process of buying a house.

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Spring cleaning advice for your new home

Before you start unpacking your boxes, you’ll need to give your new home a bit of TLC to ensure it’s ready to live in.

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London borough information

Get to know your community, as we discover the best bits of some of London’s neighbourhoods.

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Buying property in London

We take a look at some useful information on what to expect when buying and investing in property throughout the Capital. 

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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?

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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.

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Bank of Mum & Dad

The Bank of Mum and Dad could help you get on the property ladder. Discover how in the competitively priced market of London, you could get moving.

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The Night Tube

London TfL's Night Tube service has been rolled out, with services on the Central and Victoria lines every Friday and Saturday.

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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. 

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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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