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Higgins Homes wins Best International Developer Website honours at International Property Awards

Posted: 8 December 2015 by Amanda Dixon

We are proud to announce that Higgins Homes, has won the ‘Best International Developer Website’ category at the highly prestigious International Property Awards finale, which celebrates the highest levels of achievement for companies working across the property industry internationally.

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Christmas Home Accessory Wish List

Posted: 7 December 2015 by Higgins Homes

Decking the halls comes once a year, so make sure you tick off all these Christmas accessory must haves!

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What's on in London until 2016

Posted: 28 November 2015 by Higgins Homes

The festive season has begun and the calendar of events now on in London will take us joyfully through right to the start of 2016.

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The Autumnal Edit - Home Accessories Review

Posted: 19 November 2015 by Higgins Homes

Autumn is a wonderful season for aesthetics and so here's a round up of our favourite autumnal accessories.

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Spotlight on East Central

Posted: 5 November 2015 by Higgins Homes

The ‘EC’ postcode covers some of the most exciting and lively parts of London, which is why it’s such a hot destination...

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Higgins homes website wins big award at UK Property Awards 2015

Posted: 14 October 2015 by Higgins

Higgins Homes has beaten tough competition to scoop a major accolade at the prestigious UK Property Awards, part of The International Property Awards.

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Top 5 Autumn Interior Trends

Posted: 7 October 2015 by Higgins Homes

The seasons are once again a-changing and that means that it’s time to take a look at your interiors and see what could do with a bit of an update...

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What’s on in London this Autumn

Posted: 2 October 2015 by Higgins Homes

The leaves are turning and the nights are drawing in. Autumn is on its way along with a whole host of things to see and do around the nation’s capital...

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Shining a Spotlight on Islington

Posted: 30 September 2015 by Higgins Homes

The London Borough of Islington has long been known for its understated class and charm...

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10 Reasons why living in London is incredible.

Posted: 26 August 2015 by Higgins Homes

London is amazing and that's a fact. Don't believe us? Here's 10 reasons why...

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7 Unique Home Office Solution Ideas

Posted: 19 August 2015 by Higgins Homes

Looking to convert a room into an office? Take a look at our top tips for a unique working space.

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How to Make the Most Out of a Spare Room

Posted: 7 August 2015 by Higgins Homes

A spare room can host many opportunities, but which one is right for you?

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Top Home Accessories - The Summer Edition

Posted: 31 July 2015 by Higgins Homes

Maybe it's time to add a few summer touches to your home

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Popular Kitchen Styles of 2015

Posted: 24 July 2015 by Higgins Homes

Thinking of revamping your kitchen? Find out which styles are in trend for 2015

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Big City or Outer Suburb – Which is right for you?

Posted: 17 July 2015 by Higgins Homes

Unsure if you should be living in the heart of it all or in the relaxed suburbs?

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The Ultimate Moving Checklist

Posted: 10 July 2015 by Higgins Homes

Moving house can be stressful, make sure you follow our ultimate moving guide!

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5 Signs You’re Ready To Move Home

Posted: 6 July 2015 by Higgins Homes

Moving home

Wondering if it's the right time to move house? Take a look at our top tips to help you decide...

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What’s on in London this summer?

Posted: 30 June 2015 by Higgins Homes

Summer London

Whether you're new to the city or just looking for something fun to do this weekend, we've got your summer fun covered!

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How To Transform Your Small Outdoor Space For Summer

Posted: 24 June 2015 by Higgins Homes

Outdoor space

Small spaces don't have to feel claustrophobic. Make the most of your outdoor space with our top tips!

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7 Ways To Make Your Home Feel Brighter And Lighter

Posted: 19 June 2015 by Higgins Homes

Brightening

Why waste a beautiful space with dull tones? Here's seven ways to make your home feel brighter and lighter

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Add value to your property

Posted: 4 June 2015 by Higgins Homes

Adding value

Think your home has reached it's peak value? Think again...

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Guide to Islington

Posted: 3 June 2015 by Higgins Homes

Islington

Thinking about moving to Islington? Check out our guide to the area...

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Energy Saving Tips

Posted: 1 June 2015 by Higgins Homes

Saving energy

With the cost of living on the up, here's some quick and easy ways to save money on your energy outgoings.

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East Central, EC1

Posted: 26 May 2015 by Higgins Homes

east central cgi

Looking for an apartment in East London? Learn more about our stunning new properties...

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A Double win for Higgins Homes at London Evening Standard new homes awards

Posted: 18 May 2015 by Higgins Homes

Evening standard awards win

Higgins Homes are delighted to announce their recent success at this year’s London Evening Standard New Homes awards. Following a lengthy judging process, Higgins Homes passed with flying colours and received recognition for two flagship schemes, Oval Quarter and Arboretum.

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Understanding Home Equity

Posted: 29 April 2015 by Higgins Homes

equity

Home equity is something that people seem to find confusing but it’s actually very simple. Basically, the equity is the part of your home that you own. So this is the amount of your deposit and the extent of the mortgage that you have paid off.

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The Spring Cleaning Guide

Posted: 22 April 2015 by Higgins Homes

spring cleaning

The sun is out, the sky is blue – there’s still a little bit of a chill in the air but there’s no questioning the fact that spring has definitely sprung. At this time of year it’s traditional to give your home a good spring clean, to clear out all the dust and darkness of winter and throw open the windows to the (hopefully) warmer weather.

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Nord One

Posted: 17 April 2015 by Higgins Homes

nord one dining room

Nord One is a brand new development positioned in the heart of one of the most exciting areas of London. Just minutes from central Islington and Angel station, a short walk from Kings Cross and with numerous bus, tube and Overground connections to take you all over the city, it is a brand new development that is ideal for those who live a London life.

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Enjoy the best of both worlds on the commuter belt at Arboretum

Posted: 16 April 2015 by Higgins Homes

Marc Kellinger

According to the ONS’ latest census*, 21% of the city’s workforce are now choosing to live outside of London and travel into the capital. One such individual following this popular trend was Marc Kellinger, 42, who moved into Higgins Homes’ Arboretum development located in the picturesque commuter town of Epping.

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A Guide To Art For Your Home

Posted: 3 April 2015 by Higgins Homes

art for home

As many of us discover year after year, interior design is actually not as easy as it looks. One of the most difficult elements to get right is the art you choose for your walls – you might intend it to be a striking feature but so often it can feel out of place or just ‘not right’.

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Summer Decoration Tips

Posted: 30 March 2015 by Higgins Homes

Summer decoration

Summer is just around the corner now – the days are longer and brighter and you can feel the warmth in the air. That means a spring clean of your home and perhaps of your décor too. If you want to give your interiors a lift for summer then here are a few tips on how to do it...

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Find the best of both worlds at Arboretum

Posted: 23 March 2015 by Higgins Homes

amanda davies and wayne bridger

With prices in London continuing to rise by 10% from last year, a study by Hamptons International found that Londoners are increasingly looking outside the capital for new homes.

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Creating Features In Your Home

Posted: 17 March 2015 by Higgins Homes

Aqua Vista II living room

There has been a big trend for neutral colours and minimal design in recent times – which can be helpful if you’re looking to sell your house or you want a change from previously bold décor – but it feels like many of us have forgotten the value of the feature.

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Downsizing trend gives reason to move to Arboretum

Posted: 13 March 2015 by Higgins Homes

mr and mrs Bullman

According to research by Lloyds Bank1, 52% of those looking to move are considering downsizing, as it continues to be the main reason to sell a home. One such couple following this trend was retired husband and wife Barbara, 73, and David Bullman, 72.

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Higgins’ Future Developments

Posted: 12 March 2015 by Higgins Homes

Clissold Quarter

It is an exciting time for London-based property investment, and Higgins Homes is proud to announce its upcoming developments in different locations across the capital.

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Aqua Vista II

Posted: 2 March 2015 by Higgins Homes

Aqua Vista skyline

Higgins Homes proudly presents 9 luxury apartments within the highly sought-after Aqua Vista II development in East London’s Bow. These fantastic properties offer buyers the chance to live in the heart of the capital’s hippest district whilst relishing surroundings of parkland and water.

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10 Steps To Moving Out

Posted: 26 February 2015 by Higgins Homes

Real estate agents

No matter how much you want to avoid it, moving day always tends to be a bit of a rush with a million things happening at once and two processes to consider moving out of one property and moving into another. In order to help you keep track of everything we've got 10 steps you can follow to help keep your move out on track

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5 Steps To Moving In

Posted: 22 February 2015 by Higgins Homes

Steps to move in

So, you've completed the move out process but now, before you can really start to settle into your new place, you've got to get through the moving in too.

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House Buying Explained

Posted: 18 February 2015 by Higgins Homes

house buying

The house buying process can be something of a mystery to those who are new to it - and even if you've done it before it's often such a rush that you may not be able to remember what's involved. To help you navigate the sometimes choppy waters of buying a home in the UK, here is a quick guide to the process.

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Packing Essentials When Moving Home

Posted: 14 February 2015 by Higgins Homes

Packing tips

When you have an entire home to move from one property to another, packing can feel like a momentous task. We've listed below the basics for getting your packing spot on, as well as a few expert tips to save you time and stress.

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Tips For Getting On The Property Ladder In 2015

Posted: 10 February 2015 by Higgins Homes

property ladder

As we're now well into 2015, if this is the year that you've decided you want to become a home owner, then we have some fantastic tips for helping you to get to grips with the UK property market this year.

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Home Staging - How To Help With Selling Your Property

Posted: 6 February 2015 by Higgins Homes

home staging

Home staging is basically the art of laying out your home in a way that is going to make it the most attractive to buyers. It may sound like an unnecessary level of detail but it's those details that are going to get the offers on the table so don't skimp on them. If you want some help selling your property then try these home staging tips for size.

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Garden Tips: Preparing for Spring

Posted: 3 February 2015 by Higgins Homes

spring garden

There's no doubt about it, the days are getting longer, the mornings are getting lighter and there have even been a few days recently when there has been a definite sense of warmth in the air.

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Tips for Young Buyers

Posted: 29 January 2015 by Higgins Homes

new homes

With the recession finally beginning to ease off a little and banks lending again, the time is ripe for young buyers to part with their hard-earned deposit in exchange for their first abode.

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Interior Design Trends for 2015

Posted: 27 January 2015 by Higgins Homes

Aqua Vista

As we welcome in the New Year, it's time to say 'hello' to the new design trends that have been waiting in the wings, ready to takeover our homes and offices.

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Maintaining Your Garden Through Winter

Posted: 24 January 2015 by Higgins Homes

winter

Gardens are wonderful things to have and offer beauty all year round, just so long as they are taken care of. Winter may seem harsh but it has its benefits and is a great opportunity to clear away the remnants of autumn and create sanctuaries for wildlife. Here are a few ways to ensure your personal green space is well maintained throughout the winter months and ready to blossom again come spring.

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Spotlight: East London

Posted: 23 January 2015 by Higgins Homes

london bridge

East London is one of those areas that has grown in prominence over the past decade as more and more people have begun to realise what an exciting place it is to live. With easy transport connections to the centre of London, to the City and the Docklands, it's one of the most convenient parts of the city to live in.

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Property Glossary - A-Z of property terminology

Posted: 21 January 2015 by Higgins Homes

Real estate

Here's our alphabet of property terminology

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Spotlight: Peckham

Posted: 18 January 2015 by Higgins Homes

Queens road

In 2014, Yelp chose Peckham as the most up and coming neighbourhood in London and there are some very good reasons for this. Over the past couple of years this area has grown into one of the new hip places to live and with that has come an influx of exciting bars and restaurants, as well as a vibrant nightlife scene.

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Stamp Duty: What it means and what to expect

Posted: 13 January 2015 by Higgins Homes

stamps

Perhaps the biggest recent change to the UK property market has been the stamp duty reform that took place in December last year.

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The property market in 2015 and what to expect

Posted: 11 January 2015 by Higgins Homes

sparklers

With a fresh year now under way, all eyes are turning towards the future of the property market in 2015 and what events and trends we're likely to see over the next 12 months. 2014 was certainly something of a lively year for the UK market so many are hoping that in 2015 things will be calmer. But what can we actually expect from the next 12 months?

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