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May 25, 2010

Brits convert garages to boost property value

by David Masters
Brits convert garages to boost property value
More and more Brits are converting their garages into living space and evicting their cars onto the driveway, according to new research published this week. The study by Santander found one in ten garage owners have converted or plan to convert their garage. Only a third (34%) of garage owners now use their garage to store their car. Over on in ten (12%) ...

April 30, 2009

Home improvements remain popular despite recession

by David Masters
Home improvements remain popular despite recession
Many people in the UK are choosing to improve their home instead of moving house, according to research by AA Personal Loans. A study by the credit provider found that there has been no fall in the number of loans taken out for home improvements, despite the recession. "Although many would expect demand for home improvement loans to be less during the recession, ...

April 15, 2008

“Recession virgins” lose sleep over property prices

by Gill Montia
Financial website, Fool.co.uk, is continuing to track the psychological condition of so called "recession virgins", as the credit crisis continues. According to Fool's latest piece of research, around 23% of 24 to 34-year-olds are losing sleep over the prospects for the housing market. In the past three months, nearly 17% of respondents to the survey said they had been making regular enquiries ...