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Extend Now - Move Later ….  for sure THE best ‘move’  in these tough, ever-changing, ‘cost of a ...

With the uncertainties continuing reference the steady projected fall of house prices , and the continuing rising price of mortgages, it is almost unavoidable to suggest, that if you need more space at home right now, or in the near future, the best thing to do is ‘stay put’ and opt for a home extension or renovation for now, and certainly ‘pass’ on an uncertain home move until a good deal later on…..ideally, at least into 2024!  

Taking such steps is - suggest the much-respected HomeOwners Alliance -  a more surefooted way to go. Considering a home extension or renovation is a good option. Best,it seems, to consider putting any ‘full-on’ home move in abeyance for the time being. Also, be clear, of course, that if done ‘right’ … extension or renovation adds essential value to your home for the future!

weighing up

The always well-informed experts at the HomeOwners Alliance have been busy online of late weighing up the potentially advantageous outlook right now in terms of closely considering the advantages and possibilities of extending or renovating your home, instead of trying to guess the potential hazards of the fluctuating homes markets and the wavering rising mortgage price costs.

best way forward

The key thought among many is that it is, something of an obvious ‘best way forward’ to steer clear right now of a ‘full-on’ home and try and sort a worthwhile renovation or extension, in order to increase the space you might need for your growing family, right now. This offers a valauable chance to  add vital sales value of home which you can hopefully  ‘cash in’ on at a later date, when the  overall housing market outlook is more advantageous for a  home move. 

uncertainty all around

It’s a sound thing to say that with the hassle and costs of moving house, legal fees,  stamp duty, wavering, changing rising mortgage costs ..and more – right now, staying put, improving  your existing home and adding value looks a very, very ’sound option’. 

Getting started on a home extension or renovation is just what the HOA know all about. For sure, they understand exactly what you need to do in order to get stuck into getting things underway in challenging 2023 . …so read on!  

much to consider

Add the HOA …Whether you’re thinking of a garage conversion, side extension, double or single-storey, rear extension, there is much to consider as you embark on a home extension improvement project. 

knowledge and expertise

The HOA are here with all their knowledge and expertise to give you and yours all the help and advice you need to help get you started on your project! Vital things need  to be considered including the likes of planning rules, building regulations, dealing with the neighbours and, also finding a builder (and yes we at Mint are here to help with all the practicalities you need, the very best we can!)

adding ‘sales value’

Also vital….vital… vital is to consider - before you start your extension - is how to assess the extent to which your new extension or renovation can REALLY can add vital monies to your home’s potential sales price value for the future!


Say the HOA experts, “As with any big home improvement project, it’s worth ‘sense-checking’ your home extension plans before you dive in. ‘Sense-checking’ is all about checking with a quality Estate Agent whether your plans would definitely indeed add value to your home”.  For sure, it’s THE essential thing to know! 

drive your approach

For sure a good Estate Agent should be very much able to give you an indication of how much your plans  would increase your home value by. Knowing this clearly, so so helps and can ensure you effectively plan and drive your approach to the vital budgeting of your extension or renovation project. 

advice ‘galore’

Here’s a good idea then. Check the vital HOA ‘guide’ to home renovation costs. It could certainly be very worthwhile, in order to help with that very very vital project budgeting of yours.  

check it all out

So, go here for ALL the best advice you might need…..including guidance on planning…..those very vital permitted development rights, home insurance and leaseholder issues, and listed property rules, building regulations etc…. etc ….there’s  more too and all not to be missed in order to be sure YOUR project succeeds for you in ALL respects!!

come back ‘here’ soon

So get set, more here on this blog soon on all the ins and outs of home extending and renovating to achieve THE best possible financial success with your home’s future value or sale, for 2023 and beyond..

We at Mint Builders are, of course, here to help locally with all kinds of questions and ideas relating to your new home extensions or renovation ideas and plans for these challenging times moving on into 2023 . We can assist with all your home renovation priority planning and project organisation of all kinds.

Feel free to request our project planning and quotation visit to refurbish or extend your home for more energy saving ‘liveability’ and vital increased future protective money-making, added sales value, vital  in these challenging times.  Contact Mint Builders on 07734 211958 or email

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