Luxury and Style

PROPERTY & AGENTS

If you relish the idea of staying in a stately home, castle or large country house you can do no better than using the exclusive contacts provided by Unique Home Stays. Affording exclusive access to some of the most extraordinary country houses in the UK and overseas, Unique Home Stays stunning selection of very individual and breathtaking properties range from spacious coastal pads perfect for a relaxed get-together to stately homes bedecked with lavish antiques, beautiful fresh flowers and exquisite classic style furnishings. There’s an ideal ‘unique’ venue for every occasion; from read more > >

So what exactly are the benefits of using a professional property search agent when you are looking for a  property? Well for a start a search agent, unlike an estate agent, is totally on your side and represents your interests only, undertaking negotiations on your behalf to acquire your dream property for the best price and terms. Property search agents were originally the preserve of the wealthy, but times have changed and most agents will take on searches for less prominent clients. TV has raised the profile of these agents read more > >

If you fancy living the dream of residing in a large, spectacular and historic building in a foreign country or you are looking for a classy second home abroad, you won’t do better than to put your faith in the Prestige Property Group, who sell up-market properties to people throughout the world. Formed in 1995, the company set out to create an international property database of exceptional quality and usefulness, they wanted to enable people in different countries to buy and sell their homes with the aid of their efficient central service read more > >

Should you buy a country cottage? There is no doubt about it a country cottage is many people’s idea of the perfect place to live and for romantically inclined newly-weds the ideal is often a pretty country cottage, with roses climbing round the door, a couple of cats stretched out in front of a roaring log fire and homemade jam simmering on the stove. Buying a country cottage can be an undeniably exciting experience. This said however,  it can also be an experience that is laced with problems unless you fully read more > >

Researching the history of your property can be great fun especially if it looks like it is inevitable that it has a past, which might even be quite colourful; it can also be very exciting to start delving into the story of your home. After all one of the many pleasures of owning an old house is delving behind its historical façade to discover its secrets and the stories of previous occupants. Of course, this principle can also apply to any property you are looking to purchase in the future; especially if read more > >

Modern replacement windows are a good idea for old country farms and cottages often need to have their windows replaced to keep out the weather, improve the look of a property and even add value. The idea of the replacement window is to replace most, but not all elements of an existing window. So long as your property is not restricted by a preservation order these days you can purchase new replacement windows that will match existing windows in almost every instance. Replacement windows  look good, are energy efficient and read more > >

If the time comes, for whatever reason, that you need to sell your property it is vital to give yourself the best possible chance of finding a willing buyer and to ensure that you can sell your home more easily in these difficult market conditions. Often just a few surprisingly quick and simple wrinkles will help you get the maximum price for what is probably your most valuable asset and you should never underestimate how important first impressions are to a potential buyer. We have listed some of the more useful tips read more > >