HousePals blog

Our Housepals blog is our little platform to blog about things related to the world of Housepals and flat and house sharing.

Why Landlords Should Consider Repointing Their Rental Houses

A rental property is one of the best investments you can make because it gives you a passive income and you also get the benefit of property appreciation. Additionally, properties are designed to last for decades and thus it will not only be a source of income for you but also for generations to come. However, a property’s value and how long it lasts is highly dependent on care and maintenance.
One of the ways to care for your house is by repairing the joints between the bricks. While the stones and bricks are long lasting, the… Read more >>

Best Family Oriented Places to Buy a House

Many of us who have fond memories of our own childhoods want our children raised in the same way. Of course, in this day and age of tablets, games, and other devices going 24/7, it’s hard to compare. There are places you can live, though, that are better for raising kids than others—and hopefully that involves getting kids’ noses out of their phones and into the world. If you’ve got some flexibility on where to raise your family (and even if you don’t), you’re likely curious as to where these places are. Read below for some… Read more >>

How to power through moving house

Instead of allowing your impending house move to take over your life, you should aim to power through it as quickly as possible. Moving home doesn’t have to be an ordeal, so it is important that you don’t make it one. By planning ahead and making sensible decisions, you could have the sale of your home wrapped up in a matter of weeks. If you think this seems like an impossible dream, you will need to pay close attention to the following eight tips. They will help you on your journey towards a… Read more >>

How to set up a house share

The state of housing availability in the UK has long been a bone of contention as both rents and house prices rise and young people find it extremely difficult to get a foot on the property ladder.
 For many of you, though it's not about buying but finding somewhere decent to live, whether you're a student or working full or part-time. You might also be in the position of being older and with a large property that has empty rooms, ideal for welcoming… Read more >>

6 Tips to Achieve a Great Work-Life Balance

 Starting a business is an exciting, terrifying time. A true rollercoaster of emotions. Many businesses don’t survive their first year, which is a great shame, especially when everybody involved gives every ounce of their time and effort to make it work. But even in the early, crazy stages, it is essential that new business owners find time for themselves.
 It’s easier said than done, of course. Some people can happily work 100… Read more >>