Bookings are going well, the holiday letting season is in full swing and everything seems to be perfect. The next thing you know something happens at your holiday let, the guests are not happy and you are running around to make it right. Sound familiar? By all accounts it’s Read More
A recent survey we carried out has revealed the locations worldwide where Britons would like to own a holiday home, with popularity amongst celebrities being one of the most frequently named reasons for picking a certain location. Continue reading →The post The most desirable Read More
Should you choose a local broker for your overseas holiday home or insurance from a UK based company? It’s a decision that many property owners face. If you are based in the same country where your overseas property is then it makes sense to choose a local insurer that you can Read More
More and more holiday home owners are renting their properties, so you might think there would be plenty of choice when it comes to booking your dream holiday home – not so. Increasing numbers of holiday makers are turning their backs on hotels and package holidays, instead Read More
There is a strong tendency to under-price or discount heavily within the holiday lettings market, especially by inexperienced owners who are new to renting and keen to get bookings in the first season. Unfortunately, for the long term success of your business, going in low can be Read More
Twitter is a fantastic resource for marketing tips and the latest industry news for holiday rental owners but with lots of people you could potentially follow, how do you pick the ones that will benefit you the most? Although this isn’t a definitive list of all the great holiday Read More
Storm damage, burglary, holiday letting – you may think you’re covered but many holiday home owners get caught out. Making an insurance claim is stressful at the best of times, but if you want your policy to pay out should the worst happen, it’s important to get Read More
If you’re locking up and leaving your holiday home during the wilds of winter it’s important to winterise your property and take a few precautions to prevent it from deteriorating while you’re away. Here are some tips from fellow holiday home owners to make sure Read More
Having an open fire in your holiday home can be one of its biggest selling points during the winter season, but how do you balance the romance with the risks? The Romance Photos of a big, roaring open fire are perhaps one of the most romantic images you will see on holiday cottage Read More
Old furniture is not necessarily antique and antique furniture is not always valuable. These are facts that many owners and collectors of antique furniture know only too well. Furniture can be quite tricky especially when it’s antique. This is because its value is subject to a number of factors. These are the condition of the furniture, quality, provenance and rarity. Unfortunately, you can only establish the provenance and condition of the furniture;the rest require a specialist who can identify the era and other nitty gritty details. Three other factors that contribute to the value of your furniture are the colour, the finish and patina. It’s important to get an expert involved in ascertaining the value of your antique furniture or furniture you intend to buy. That said; we can give you a few details you can use to evaluate antique furniture in Melbourne.
Ornate patterns on furniture raise its value and this is because these patterns were handmade at a time when no mass production was evident. It’s therefore possible that you have a one of a kind piece. A good example of this is wing chairs with cabriole legs and block legged chairs. Cabriole leg chairs tend to be more valuable due to the ornamental footing. If your antique furniture is in its original state, you can get much monetary value from it. You will also notice that furniture from the classical period had saber legs and these are hot items in stores that sell antique furniture Melbourne. While carving of the chair matters, it’s the intricate carving that adds value.
Repairs generally lessen the value of the antique furniture and you might want to maintain the original upholstery of your furniture if you wish to sell it off. It helps to know what appreciates and diminishes the value of antique furniture especially if you hope to sell or buy second hand furniture in Melbourne.