The Halifax have just released their June 2017 house price index and the results show house prices are falling slightly - but they are still higher than this time last year. In a time of political uncertainty it certainly makes sense to make the most of the value and living experience of the home you are currently in rather than moving. Moving house is an expensive business, especially in London and the home counties with huge stamp duty to pay as well as the associated fees.
As our families grow our home requirements can change. A new baby, or a parent coming to live with us can call for a larger home... If you live in or near London, with space at a premium and very high property prices, it will probably be worth your while extending and improving your home rather than moving. Especially if you have garden space, an unused loft or garage, or a cellar, as all these offer huge potential for a convenient and financially viable home improvement. Eve
Extending your home or adding a loft conversion can add more than £42,000 to the value of an average property, while an extra bathroom could boost its worth by nearly £10,000, a report has found. Based on average house prices, Nationwide Building Society calculated that an extra bathroom could add 4.9% or £9,600 on to the value of a home in the UK, while increasing the floor area by 10% could add another £10,000, or 5.1%, on to its worth. A home extension or loft conversion c