Property news: Market rebounds in May
Property market rebounds in May
Mortgage lending and home sales rebounded in May after a fall in April. The Council of Mortgage Lenders said total lending jumped by 24% to £12.2bn last month.
Meanwhile HM Revenue & Customs said completed sales rose from 64,000 in April to 71,000 in May. Read more on this story
Decluttering tips from the professionals
If you’re moving out then decluttering the house you’re in is a great idea. By removing clutter you’ll be showcasing the property’s features, charm, and helping the people looking around to visualise their possessions in there. So how do you do it?
We’ve been having a look at Francine Jay’s book on how to declutter (she’s a devout minimalist!) and she’s got some great tips so we’ve rounded a few up for you here. Read more on this story
What proportion of Britain do you think is built on?
What proportion of Britain do you reckon is built on? By that I mean covered by buildings, roads, car parks, railways, paths and so on – what people might call “concreted over”. Go on – have a guess. Read more on this story