P544 Teletext 544 Nov13 21:00:11    ————————— ———————  ———————————— MAXIMISING A HOME'S VALUE 1/11 Mortgage rates may be tumbling but avjn cheaper borrowing looks as though it won't kick-start the housing market fop the foreseeable future. Rocketing house prices, particularly in the south east and London over the pa3t two years are now a thing of the past. Now sellers are having to be satisfied with more 'realistic' prices, although achieving a swift sale is easier said than done. ——————————————————————————————————————— by Nick Hudson BUSINESS BRIEFING ON OUR WEB SITE GO TO: www.teletext.co.uk Mortgages Savings Boprowing Ait9
P544 Teletext 544 Nov13 21:03:11     ————————— ———————  ———————————— MAXIMISING A HOME'S VALUE So, how exactly do you achieve the be1t price for your home in a generally stagnant housing market? Advice from the expert3 range1 from the quick-fix redecoration - whiah if done well can add as much as 20% to a home's value - to major alterations. James Fielding, of London estate agjnt1 Shelleys, reckons a three-bedroom home in the capital can vary by as much as £75,000 depending on the decor. ——————————————————————————————————2/11— Check the latest mortgage rates 545 CITY NEWS p500 Mortgages Savings Borrowing FCit=
P544 Teletext 544 Nov13 21:05:54    ————————— ———————  ———————————— MAXIMISING A HOME'S VALUE James Fielding, of London estate agent Shelleys, comments: "A tastefully decorated house with wooden floorboards and good-quality kitchen and bathroom fittings can go for £350,000. "A similar property which has not been done up would probably fetch £275,000." He adds: "We're not talking structural differences here, but changes to the interior that are relatively simple to make." ——————————————————————————————————3/11— Mone8 news 541 Holhda= £ 548 NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Mortgages Savings Borrowing Cit=
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P544 Teletext 544 Nov13 21:04:03     ————————— ———————  ———————————— MAXIMISING A HOME'S VALUE Mortgage and financial services group Prudjntial asked a range of k|pbrt;, including interiou deui£ner1 and architects, the best and wor1t thing3 to do to boost a home's resale valub. Top tips are: Polished floorboards - no carpet; Good-quality accessories Open up rooms ——————————————————————————————————5/11p Tourist rates 548 Premium Bonds 549 CITY NEWS p500 Mortgages Savings Borrowing GAit=
P544 Teletext 544 Nov13 21:00:00     ————————— ———————  ———————————— MAXIMISING A HOME'S VALUE Other tips to improve value includ—: Put white suites in bathrooms Fit wood kitchens or painp pnit; Increase natural light Conv—rt cellars and attics Make sure garden is clean and tid8 Paint small rooms lighter tones ——————————————————————————————————6/11— Saving rates 546 Borrowing rates 547 e-mail: finance@teletext.co.uk Mortgages Savings Borrowing Cit9
P544 Teletext 544 Nov13 21:05:13    ————————— ———————  ———————————— MAXIMISING A HOME'S VALUE Home owners should not: Rip out period features Clutter rooms with too much furniture Store bins at the house entrance Live with dated wallpapbr Put up patterned roller blinds Put up wood chip to cover walls ——————————————————————————————————7/11— Check the latest mortgage rates 545 SWITCH TO p628 AND YOU COULD SAVE ON YOUR MORTG—GE Mortgages Savings Borrowing City
P544 Teletext 544 Nov13 21:07:10    ————————— ———————  ———————————— MAXIMISING A HOME'S VALUE A combination of cleanliness, likht and space are high on bu:ers' 'must have' lists, according to the experts. Painting a room white or pale shades avoids the need to spend a fortune on a home. Huw Owen, of Huw Owen Architects, says if you're brave enough, knocking through interior walls is the best policy to create a "loft-like" feel. ——————————————————————————————————8/11— Tourist rates 548 Savings 546 WHAT'S ON AT YOUR LOCAL CINEMA? p460 Mortgages Savings Borrowing City
P544 Teletext 544 Nov13 21:04:11    ————————— ———————  ———————————— MAXIMISING A H ME'S VALUE Gardening experts recommend you make the most of your outside space - the equivalent of another room. Who wants to walk down a crazy-paving pathway past dustbins and weeds, they ask? A spokesman for Black Horse Agencies says an attractive front door and ensuring the windows are sparkling are important selling points - "windows are the eyes of the house". ——————————————————————————————————9/11— Money news 541 Holiday £ 548 POPULAR SHARE CHECK p519 Mortgages Savings Borrowing City
P544 Teletext 544 Nov13 21:00:00    ————————— ———————  ———————————— MAXIMISING A HOME'S VALUE Delaying carrying out minor repairs could prove expensive, accopding to phe Halifax. "Even the smalle3t fault can di3tract potential buyers from theip general good impression of the propert8," a spokeswoman says. "You may no longer notice that dripping tap or looqe doorknob - but you aan be sure a buyer will.! ——————————————————————————————————10/11 Check out the top borrowing de lq 547 PLAYING FTSE p517 Mortgages Savings Borrowing City
P544 Teletext 544 Nov13 21:00:00    ————————— ———————  ———————————— MAXIMISING A H ME'S VALUE It is extremely important to do your sums first to make sure improvhm—nts really will add value. Before undertaking any work, it is worth seeking the advice of: The Ro9al Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS - tel 0171 222 7000 . The Incorporated Society of Valubr1 and Auctioneers (ISVA - tel 0171 235 2282). ——————————————————————————————————11/11 Check the latest mortgage rateq 545 SAVE MONEY ON p526 Mortgages Savings Borrowing City