Category: Technology

Selling Your Home Privately Using Squarespace

It’s now easier than ever to bypass the estate agent and sell your property privately. There are dedicated online portals for private sales, reducing the cost of selling significantly. Instead of a £4000 estate agent fee, homeowners are opting to pay around £500 for a platform to advertise and sell their property through. Today we’re…

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The Rise Of House Sharing Apps

In my day, by which I mean about 2007, finding flatmates was a pretty low-tech affair. You were generally limited to Uni friends who were still speaking to you after three years of close proximity or whoever you could rustle up with an ad in the local paper. My, how things have changed. Today we’re…

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5 Tools to Help Assess The Value Of A Buy-To-Let Property

Nobody likes being ripped off, and that’s never truer than when you’re dealing with a purchase that costs hundreds of thousands of pounds. The following tools can’t 100% guarantee that a property is not a dud (a post on that is coming soon), but can definitely help you out in your search for a buy-to-let…

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Free Property Software For Customers

In September of 2013, we launched the first version of Lodger—our property rental management tool. Two years later, Lodger is now only available to customers of Brokers Direct… for free. Lodger has been rebuilt from the ground up, with improved security and speed. Currently, users can add properties, see when rent is due, manage tenants…

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Nest: The Thermostat That Will Save Home Owners Money

We’ve been keeping our eye on Nest’s products for a while, particularly the smart thermostat that’s designed to save energy and – in effect – save you money. After the US launch in 2011, the Nest Learning Thermostat is finally available in the UK, and we think this device could be of particular interest to…

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Plentific: An Alternative To The Traditional Estate Agent

We love to see a traditional market being challenged, and we love good design. This is why Plentific caught our attention; an app which provides tools to aid you with your home buying experience, offering expert advice along the way. Plentific describe themselves as helping you make the right decisions during your home buying journey,…

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