What's the best way to add value to your home? Adding an extension? Installing central heating? Or simply fixing any structural problems? Sarah is joined by experts Russell Quirk, from the online estate agency eMoov, Kate Faulkner, property expert who runs the Property Checklist, and Michael Holmes, from Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine, to find out, and to share tips on adding value to your property without spending a fortune.
Linda Lewis speaks to YOPA property founder Dan Attia and his small team. The team aim to help buyers sell and buy their homes. For a fixed fee of £780 they'll organise a valuation, market someone's property, do photos and floorplan and get it listed on online portals. Through their forward-thinking ethos they aim to save thousands of pounds for their customers.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Lina Bourdon of City and Country Mortgages, and over the phone with David Hollingworth of London and Country Mortgages, to discuss interest only mortgages, looking at why people still have that type, and what alternatives may be a better option.
Grainne Gilmore, Head of Knight Frank UK Residential Research, talks about the Knight Frank monthly house price sentiment report. Some analysts have been calling time on the property market for months, notably in London. Yet it seems that households in all UK regions saw increases in the value of their homes. So what is the overall picture? And is the rate of growth slowing? Grainne explains.
Sarah Pennells is joined this week with Young Money Champion Nicole Blackmore from The Telegraph, and also Ray Boulger from Mortgage Brokers John Charcol, Dev Malle from My Home Move and Martyn Baum from the National Association of Estate Agents to discuss mortgages for first time buyers and schemes to help young people get on the property ladder.
Nicole Blackmore, Ray Boulger, Dev Malle, Martyn Baum
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Laura Whitcombe, deputy editor of Moneywise and on the phone by Simon Besswell, director at The DIY School, and Martyn Foulds from Halifax Home Insurance to discuss DIY jobs you can do around the house to save you money, what you should avoid doing yourself and courses you can take to become more DIY savvy, only on Women And Money.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Robert Houghton, chief executive of ReallyMoving.com and over the phone by Helen Saxon from MoneySavingExpert, and Eileen Rutschmann from Iammoving.com to talk about the costs involved when moving home and tips and tricks to cut down on spending.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Belinda Aspinall, founder of Life After London, David Hollingworth from London and Country Mortgages and Mark Hayward from the National Association of Estate Agents to talk about the financial and social aspects of moving to the country.
Belinda Aspinall, David Hollingworth, Mark Hayward