Buying

Saving for a Mortgage Deposit: Tips for First-Time Buyers in London

One of the biggest challenges first-time buyers (FTBs) face is getting a deposit together. Saving a large sum of cash while covering all your living expenses during a cost-of-living crisis is no mean feat. But having a good plan and clear goals can make this daunting task more achievable. Here are some tips to help you save for a mortgage deposit. Number crunch You’ll need a deposit that’s...

Don’t Try This at Home: Property Experts Reveal Their Biggest Blunders

They’ve graced our TV screens for years and made millions buying and selling homes.  But, like the rest of us, famous property gurus also make mistakes.  From rotten renovation jobs to disappointing deals, here’s a rundown of some of the biggest blunders made by property experts.  Phil Spencer  The unflappable Location, Location, Location co-presenter made a rookie error early in his...

Top Interior Design Trends to Look Out for in 2024

Is your London home ripe for a refresh?   Are you itching to ditch dated décor and breathe new life into your property?   If so, take inspiration from these top interior design trends.  Texture   Don’t just think about how your home looks; consider how it feels. Bobbly cushions, plush rugs and fluffy throws help create a cosy atmosphere. Bouclé, velvet and leather are just some of the...

From Interiors to Gardens: Seven Home Podcasts You Shouldn’t Miss

We’re becoming a nation who are passionate about podcasts.  Podcast listenership in the UK has been increasing yearly, reaching an estimated 21.2 million listeners in 2022 according to the Statista website.  From relationships to Russia, history to histrionics, and anything else you can think of – there’s a podcast themed around it.  And people seeking homely ideas aren’t overlooked...

What Property Owners in London Need to Know about Spray Foam Insulation

Insulating your home is generally a good way to cut back on energy bills and add value to your property. But there’s one type of insulation that could cause structural problems and prove costly in time and money: spray polyurethane foam (SPF). In this article, we explain why many professionals in the property industry are urging homeowners to be wary of installing SPF and what to do if it’s...

Triple Win at The ESTAS 2023: Why We’re Among the Best Estate Agents and Letting Agents in London

We're absolutely delighted to announce that MyLondonHome has been honoured with three awards at The Estate and Letting Agents Customer Service Awards 2023. These accolades further solidify our reputation as one of the best estate agents and letting agents in London.   The Awards  We're thrilled to share that MyLondonHome received the following:  Silver Award in London for Sales  Bronze Award...

Five Property-Hunting Tips for London Homebuyers 

Buying a home is a huge decision – possibly one of the biggest you’ll make in your lifetime (no pressure then).  And to ensure you make a wise choice that suits your needs now and into the future, it pays to give the process a bit of thought before you start arranging viewings.  Here are five property-hunting tips that could save you time and money.   1. Do your homework  Once you’ve...

Should You List Your Home before Hunting for a New One? 

If your dreams of buying a new home rely on the sale of your existing property, then there’s one fundamental question you need to answer.  Are you going to look for a new home first and then list your property – or do things the other way around?  While both scenarios can work out in the end, we think one option is far more favourable – and that’s getting your current property on the market...

Six Things to Ask Your Partner Before You Start Your Property Search

Buying a property with a partner can be an exciting next step in a relationship.  Swapping paying rent or living with family for cosy nights with your beloved in your own home can be a blissful prospect.  But before you arrange a series of viewings in a giddy rush of excitement, it’s worth sitting down and talking a few things through with your partner.  Purchasing a property is a huge...

Should You Invest in a Turnkey Buy-to-Let or a Renovation Project?

Whether you’re an established landlord or a first-time investor, you’ll probably be thinking about what to buy: a ready-to-go rental or a doer-upper. Which one should you pick?   Currently, many changes are being made around rental rules, and reports claim that many landlords are selling up. However, there are still plenty of investors making their move into the rental space. And with the UK...

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