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Viva la renovation

Buying, and then renovating, a run down property to sell on afterwards is one way to make money – but for all the big profits you hear about, remember that success needs thorough planning... The way to make a profit out of property renovation or development is by being steely-eyed when it comes to controlling your money.It’s important to understand that renovation projects are part of a business ...

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Superior interiors

Kirstie Allsopp describes her favourite interior design features and gives her advice on creating enviable home style You own a great house and want to make a big impression for visitors. As you know, the right interior design can have a dramatic effect on the wow factor of your property. But before you go wild with grandiose style statements, perhaps its best to start with a clean slate. Then, and only the ...

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Kirstie’s Foreword

Dear readers,It’s been an eventful year for me – the birth of my first child, a bouncing 11lb boy – and time away from the television.Yet the issues I’m passionate about remain unresolved ­and are perhaps getting worse. Over the years on Location, Location, Location I’ve seen the ages of first-time buyers rise and rise from the mid-twenties to the mid-thirties.That’s no ...

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Hot Property

The presenters of Location, Location, Location, Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp, offer their views on the state of the housing market today and reveal their thoughts on the situation facing first-yime buyers... What are your thoughts on the state of the housing market in 2007 in light of the interest rate rise in January and climbing inflation? Phil: Prices can’t go up at the same time as interest ra ...

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Meet team Kirstie & Phil

Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp have become an enduring TV partnership – but just what is it about each of them that makes it work so well on television? The world of television can be a fickle business, one day you’re a star, the next you’ve been all but forgotten – not recognised in one of those ‘where are they now?’ columns.Given that enduring relationships are few and ...

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Increase the value of your home

We all know we could improve our homes to increase their value by making small changes – but where do we start and how much will it cost? Often it’s the smaller, cheaper improvements that can offer higher returns than the more expensive ones. The larger and more expensive jobs – such as converting the loft – may seem like attractive extras to buyers. However, in reality, they are oft ...

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The art of buying and selling

Property expert, Phil Spencer, reveals the tricks of the trade when it comes to buying and selling your home...As Phil Spencer will tell you, buying a home is one of the biggest investments of your life. Getting it right is about doing the research, spending lots of time going through everything with a fine-tooth comb and knowing what you want right now – and in the future also.Phil advocates house buy ...

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Make a Smart Move

Kirstie Allsopp gives her top advice for anyone thinking about moving house – from how to choose your removal company to practical advice for packing up. It’s all here...Moving is an expensive business and there’s no getting away from that, but with the right planning you can make it a less stressful experience – and maybe even save some money. The move Of course, there’s the mov ...

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The People’s Show

One of the main joys of Location, Location, Location lies in helping people achieve their dreams. When that happens, presenters Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer are happy people... Sometimes you get what you wish for and Phil Spencer is one of the lucky ones. Along with co-presenter, Kirstie Allsopp, Phil spends much of his time on top show, Location, Location, Location, battling to find people their perfec ...

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Phil’s Foreword

Dear readers, The housing market is continually about surprises and changes. Areas see huge rises one year and then struggle the next – in part, the uncertainty is what keeps it fascinating. For a man whose career consists of helping people move, I have to own up to the fact that it is not an experience I like – and I did it for probably the third time in my life last year. This year – 2007 ...

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