Whilst first-time buyers face the extremely costly challenge of trying to get a foot on the property ladder, it is a slightly different matter for second-time buyers. Most homeowners will look to stay in their second property for a number of years so they may want to make home improvements so that they can achieve long term financial gain.
Some home owners may decide to buy their second property at a similar price to their first and spend the excess money on carrying out a variety of improvements and changes to the property, in order to reflect taste and style, as well as improve value. Second time buyers are more likely to be earning a higher salary than when they bought their first home, and this in turn will have an impact on the choices they make.
For many second-time buyers, the new residence will provide an opportunity to start a family, and begin to build their dream home. Whether it be additional room decoration or the fitting of a new bathroom, second time residences are more likely to receive more tender-loving-care in comparison with a first property.
Andrew Skipwith, Founder and CEO of Ratedpeople.com, said: “Second time movers are more likely to have cash to spend on home improvements, and look towards making bigger alterations to their home to suit their needs over a longer period. Ratedpeople.com has a network of thousands of recommended tradesmen, from builders, and gardeners to carpenters who can assist in carrying out any number of home improvements in every local area.”
Ratedpeople.com helps home improvers find recommended tradesmen quickly and easily. You can choose from 24 different trades and find tradesmen such as recommended decorators, local plumbers or a recommended bathroom fitter.
Every month, Ratedpeople.com manages over 30m in home improvement projects with more than 1,000 tradesmen signing up, making it the UK’s largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen. There are more than 55,000 ratings on Ratedpeople.com to date and its system ensures that tradesmen are only rated by previous customers who find them through the site. This results in one of the fairest and most robust rating systems on the web.