For many of us, our home is one of our greatest assets and to capitalise on that investment definitely makes sense. If you're considering improving your home, before you bring in the builders it may be a good idea to find out whether a home improvement will add value to your property. Make sure that the cost doesn't outweigh the profit.
With the changes to the planning system and permitted development over recent years there’s no better time to extend your home to create the home and space you need. In a recent article by the Nationwide the Nationwide House Price Index Special Report 6th Sept 2012 looked at the value of improvements made to an average 3 bedroom house and adding an extension or converting your loft on your home could increase its value by almost a quarter.
Believe it or not you can build your own home for under £50,000! This has been proven by a Cardiff Architect who won the National Self Build Association’s ‘Self build on a shoestring’ design competition, with a £41,000 self build home! However, can building on a shoe string still be energy efficient? The architect from this competition used straw bales to line and insulate the house, which are one cost effective option.
Are you working with your Power Team? No?
Then you're not making the best use of your BNI membership. Over the last two years the awareness of Power Team pot ential has grown significantly. More and more members are understanding that small businesses are far stronger together than alone.