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Just because a room is small, it doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish or practical. Many people have homes that are smaller than average, or rooms that are tiny or an awkward shape, yet these spaces can soon be transformed into a comfortable, Instagrammable space.

Here are some tips when decorating or furnishing a tiny room.

To buy, or to rent, that is the question

Whether you’re going to rent, or if you’re planning to buy, your next move in Huddersfield is a personal choice. There are pros and cons for both, and some thinking will need to be done before making a decision.

But first, let’s look at a couple of statistics.

According to the government, just over 60 per cent of households in England owned their own homes (in the two years from 2016 to 2018). It has also been estimated that more than a quarter of people will rent their home by the end of 2021.

While many people want to own their own home in Huddersfield, for others renting is the best option for them.

It’s not just younger people who are renting either. A large proportion of renters are those who cannot yet find enough money for a deposit to get on the first rung of the property ladder, but there is also a growing number of older people who are renting as they downsize or move to be near family.

But what are the pros and cons of renting or buying?

What should you consider?

Here, we look at some of the things you should be thinking about.

Banking on a deposit, tips to save for your perfect pad in Huddersfield!

Looking to buy your own place in Huddersfield and move out of rented accommodation? What a great thing to be doing, to get on the property ladder is a wonderful sense of achievement and a milestone to be proud of.

So you’ve sat down and worked out you want to move, and you may even have found your ideal location in the Huddersfield area, perhaps even seen your dream pad. Four beds? Nice garden? Garage? Room to grow your plants or even grow your family? Brilliant.

Unfortunately, at this point, some people stop right there though when they realise they’ll have to put a deposit down, as they say, they’ll never be able to afford it.

But you’re not one of them! It sounds like you’re one of those who are up for a challenge, and know you want to save for that deposit and buy your perfect place in Huddersfield.

There are a number of schemes available to help people, but a general rule of thumb is that you’ll need around a 15 per cent deposit.

That can mean a large sum of money saved in the bank before you even start to make an offer for your new home.

It can seem to be an uphill struggle, but if you’re prepared to work hard to save up for a deposit, that dream can become a reality.

So, what can you do?

 

August 2020 Property Market Update

Well, it’s been an interesting few weeks for the UK property market with, unsurprisingly, the coronavirus pandemic dominating the sector.

But don’t think it’s all bad news, because it really isn’t. We at Huddersfield Sales & Lettings have seen a lot of activity in the Huddersfield area just recently, with asking prices and sold prices at a good level too. There is certainly demand, and it’s fair to say that the Chancellor’s Stamp Duty holiday has prompted more and more people to look at making a move.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens when that holiday comes to an end, but for the time being, the team at Huddersfield Sales & Lettings are certainly being kept busy!

Here’s a handy roundup of the highlights from us that covers what’s been happening in the housing market recently. (If you want to know more about the local market, drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

If you’re looking to sell your home in Huddersfield, the first question you might have is, ‘how much is my home in Huddersfield actually worth?’ Technically, the answer is whatever someone is willing to pay for it, but that answer may not be satisfactory, because you have to put a price on your property once it is listed for sale and you don’t want to undervalue it. The answer you’re probably looking for is what the value is, based on the market, or what an estate agent says. But why not also calculate it yourself to see if it compares? If you know the value of your own home, it puts you in a better position to sell, as well as refinance or tap into the equity of your home. It also helps you understand your financial health overall, and if you’re selling your home, it can determine the kind of new home you can purchase on your budget.

Here are some tips on how to find your home’s value.

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