Spring is here and I’m thrilled to be back in the hot seat editing this issue of at home with Sarah Beeny. As ever, house prices are the topic of conversation on the street and my online estate agency Tepilo recently revealed that buyers are still concerned about properties becoming unaffordable. This makes is clear the government needs to really step up to ensure the market remains stable and accessible to the majority. Its commitment to build more homes and provide further help for first-time buyers is welcome news.
If you’re thinking of selling your house in the future, read my sales secrets (pg 66). I explain how small tweaks can make a big difference in attracting buyers. Once again, kerb appeal is huge, so don’t neglect your exterior – a lick of paint and tidy up of your garden can work wonders. And spring’s the perfect time to show off your blooms – make the most of it.
Enjoy the issue!