Practical Action for a Window to a New Life

July 25 09:48 2014 Print This Article

WindowThe recession brought misery to many families. It often put further stress on relationships that were already reaching breaking point. Instances of people losing their jobs and having their homes repossessed were commonplace even in the relatively prosperous South East. Sometimes the level of financial commitment involved in living there was simply too great to manage. Fortunately, things have improved but that does not necessarily mean that there are no more sad stories. Marriage breakup is an everyday occurrence in today’s world and where divorce results it is often important to sell the house and divide the proceeds.

Financial Restrictions
That is slightly easier than it was a couple of years ago but more stringent financial conditions are in place to ensure that mortgage applicants can really pay their monthly instalments for the term of the loan. It is unlikely that first time buyers will be looking at a home of any great size as a first purchase. The result is that the government initiative of financial support that they have been benefitting from doesn’t provide buyers for such houses in any great numbers. It does mean that anyone having to sell a property must offer a house in good condition that perhaps stands out a little from the crowd.

Economic Growth
There is some good news to counter the problems. It is that job opportunities are good in the Home Counties so there is increasing demand from people taking up new appointments. There are plenty of technology jobs, many based around the famous university cities of Cambridge and Oxford and both counties are benefitting. Towns such as Witney, in Oxford, have renewed confidence about the future and figures suggest it has been reflected in double digit growth in property prices. It means that it is worth investing in home improvements if you are faced with the problem of divorce and needing to sell up.

Improvements
The most obvious improvement to consider in an old house is installing new windows and doors. It does not necessarily mean that you have to change the traditional appearance of the house. Plastic Windows of Witney can provide stock in any type of wood-effect you choose. UPVC is very flexible yet durable and virtually maintenance free. The result is that you can make your house more energy efficient and secure because you will be getting rid of draughts and updating locks. The heat you are paying for will stay within the four walls and winter cold will find a very effective barrier – not to mention providing improved security against opportunistic burglars.

You may think that carrying out work such as this simply adds another problem to an already upsetting situation but it is important to see the bigger picture. A more energy-efficient, secure and easy maintenance home can lead to a quicker sale – and a new start in life.

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