How much could a property makeover make you?

“Property has been the most rewarding investment and it makes sense for baby boomers to reinvest some of that property wealth” A quarter of baby boomers are considering equity release to pay for a property makeover, according to SunLife research. Having already benefited from an average three-fold increase in property values over the last 20 years (£73,469 in 1998 versus £226,756 in 2018), they plan to use equity release to invest in more living space, double glazing or home comforts, adding thousands…

Foundation Home Loans launches short term lets product

” Our new short term let product will provide landlords with increased flexibility as we head into the summer season.” Foundation Home Loans has added a new short term lets product to its buy-to-let range, available exclusively through Legal & General Mortgage Club. The product is suitable for landlords looking to let out their properties on a short-term basis, without the need for an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement. Two and five-year fixed rates start from 2.99% and are available up to 75%…

Rhetorical Devices in the Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy

It is according to Aristotle that a speaker or writer has three ways to persuade his audience: The first kind depends on the personal character of the speaker; the second is on putting the audience into a certain frame of mind; the third is on the proof, or apparent proof, provided by the words of the speech itself. One of the most influential people who made a memorable speech for the past century is President John F. Kennedy, a famous public speaker who wrote an inaugural address that contains a…

UK Government Wants Businesses to Do More for New Parents

Shared parental leave to level the gender playing field As of 1 December this year, fathers now have the same rights as mothers when it comes to taking leave from work following the birth of a child. For all babies due after April 2015, employers must offer shared parental leave of up to 50 weeks, rather than the father's usual fortnight. Pathhers use holiday allowance for maternity In a move that has been warmly welcomed by a generation of working mothers, parents can now choose how to split their paternity…