Bargain Hunting And Obscure Auction Lots

Bargain Hunting And Obscure Auction Lots

Insider Secrets: Auctioneers’ Knowledge Tips & Hints From The Pro’s I quite frequently remember from the days when I was selling for the British Rail Property Board the long, thin strips of land which they offered which sometimes turned out to be tremendously...
Do You really Need a Property Valuer?

Do You really Need a Property Valuer?

If you are buying for restoration and resale, unless you are very confident of your own abilities and judgment you may well feel you need guidance from a builder on costs and from a selling agent on your eventual realisation figure. I would hope that you already have...
Germany’s Property Gold Rush

Germany’s Property Gold Rush

German property prices have been stagnant for most of two decades. But in the past few years, the mood in some parts of the country has started to resemble a gold rush. In Munich, Hamburg and Berlin, apartment prices appreciated by 10% last year. Nationwide...
Who Wants To Buy Land on The Moon?

Who Wants To Buy Land on The Moon?

As you may know, I am a great supporter of new ideas and I’m approached with them all the time. Some are brilliant, and work. Others are brilliant and don’t work. And then there are those that are ridiculous and shouldn’t work, but somehow do. It’s not always easy to...
The Big Glossary of Building Terms

The Big Glossary of Building Terms

A Abutment The joint between two neighbouring surfaces, usually refers to the join between exterior walls and the roof. AC (Alternating Current) Current that flows in two directions in the conductor, as found in plugs and outlets. Adaptor Coupling Otherwise known as a...
Why Boring Is Good For A Small Business

Why Boring Is Good For A Small Business

After a couple of years working as a plastics and design engineer for a large firm in Hong Kong, Nick Rutter (pictured below) decided that being an employee just didn’t suit him. So he returned to Coventry University to finish an electronics course he had started...
How to Deal With Estate Agents For a Better Deal

How to Deal With Estate Agents For a Better Deal

I often receive correspondence on the negative aspects of estate agents, all letters received having some ghastly story to tell. As yet I’ve not heard from anyone with anything good to report and I’m not really expecting much either, to be frank. From what I’ve read...
Why Use Solar Energy?

Why Use Solar Energy?

Today’s industrial society is a very real threat to the global environment from the uncontrolled consumption of conventional fuels creating greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon dioxide emissions alone contributed to 84% of the potential global warming in 2000...
Hot Property News: Plastic Fantastic

Hot Property News: Plastic Fantastic

These days, with credit generally drying up around the world (and it’s going to get a lot worse before it starts to get better), we really need to be utilising every facility at our disposal, and credit cards should not be overlooked as a cheap and effective means of...

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