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How to Embrace the Danish Art of Hygge

The first World Happiness Report was published in April 2012 and has been published once a year since this date. During it’s (so far) five-year run, Denmark has placed in the top three happiest countries in the world, and has held the top-spot a grand total of three times. In fact, the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, and Finland consistently dominate the top five in the report. In comparison, the UK ranks a lowly 19th

So it begs the question; what are the Scandinavian countries doing?

One word…

Hygge. Read more

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An Investors Guide to Sourcing Property

Provided that you know what you’re doing, buying property and then selling it on for a higher price is a great way to earn a living. But if you aren’t able to effectively track down those undervalued, high-potential purchases, then your success will assuredly be limited.

When it comes to sourcing property, would-be investors have many different avenues to explore. Ideally, you’ll want to decide on just two or three of them, to avoid overcomplicating things and spreading your efforts too thinly.

Different sorts of purchase will require different skills. Select the few that you’re going to be good at: if you’re personable and charming, then making face-to-face contact on the doorstep might yield better results than a leafleting campaign.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the available sourcing options. Read more

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Purchase Options Explained

The term ‘purchase option’, also sometimes referred to as a ‘lease option’ might seem technical – but don’t let that fool you. They refer to simple concepts, albeit ones which require a certain amount of experience and detail to explain. Here, we explain exactly what it means, along with the pros, cons, and alternatives. Read more

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Who Can I Sell My House To?

piggybankAs a homeowner in the UK, convention would dictate that when it’s time to sell your house, you go down the traditional route of selling via an estate agent, but there are alternatives available if this doesn’t quite suit your needs.

It could be that you need a really quick sale, so selling to an investor may be your best option. Or you may be moving away but you’d like to see the house stay in the family so selling to a relative might suit your needs more.

Here we’re going to take a look at some of the alternatives available to you and what the pro’s and con’s of each could be.

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