Home Front

A series of articles concentrating on the home.

What can we do about Cyberbullying?

Since the dawn of time, there have been bullies. People whose sole purpose in life is to hurt and humiliate others. But the Internet has opened us up to a whole new realm of bullying. Cyber bullies are children or adults who harass others online. Gone … [Read more...]

Nuu Addition for your New Addition

At Greenwichmums we don't do many reviews, and that's because not because we don't get asked. In fact, we must get at least 30 requests a week. You see we only champion and get behind those businesses that we love and when Nuu Addition contacted us right … [Read more...]

5 Steps to a Calm Monday Morning

It's Monday (again). You look at the kitchen clock and swallow down a cup of tea, attempting to put on your clothes realising that you have 5 minutes to get you and your six-year-old dressed and out the door. You need a Calm Monday Morning. Sound … [Read more...]

Go on, what is yours worth? We’ve made valuing your home easy!

Having been in the business for nearing 18 years (our coming of age!), one thing remains true - everyone loves to know what his or her home is worth. After all, as the saying goes - an English man or woman’s' home, is their castle. Now, here at … [Read more...]

10 Christmas Craft Activities for Children from LEYF Nurseries

So it's that time of year again; you've sent lists to Santa, decorated the tree and 'Jingle Bells' is playing on a loop in your head. But Christmas is also about spending time together. If your little one is of the artistic persuasion, then … [Read more...]

A sneak peak behind the scenes at Charters Wharf!

On Thursday, 28th July we teamed up with Housing Developer Family Mosaic, for a fun-filled day out for local Greenwich mums and their babies. The event was a brilliant occasion, giving mums from all over the area the chance to experience the … [Read more...]

What is the best bedtime for your child?

Babies bedtime, now that is a tough question. I'll always remember when another mum at nursery first asked me when our girls go to bed; after answering 7 pm; she looked horrified. “Why what’s wrong with 7 pm is it too late?" "No, no," she said, … [Read more...]

Help with Childcare Fees

We know that for many families, childcare fees can be one of their biggest outgoings. Getting your head round the different funding options can also be a real minefield. With that in mind, LEYF Nurseries have put a handy guide together to understanding … [Read more...]

First Time Buyers Week

CENTURY 21 Greenwich Park are excited to be joining the rest of our nationwide network in celebrating our annual First Time Buyers Week (FTBW). Commencing on Saturday 21st May, CENTURY 21 UK will be offering advice and access to the services we can … [Read more...]

It’s maintenance Jim, but not as you know it!

One of the biggest complaints in my industry is over the maintenance administration and handling of someone's investment property. Recently there have been numerous cases in the national press whereby some estate agents have dealt with an issue and … [Read more...]

Do I need a Will? by Laura Bailey

For the majority of people, the answer is yes. When someone dies without a Will, it can have all sorts of consequences. Importantly, it means that your estate will be distributed according to the intestacy rules. These rules specify who benefits from … [Read more...]

Little Agency Secrets (Part one) by Simon Hughes

Did you know that an estate agent is not paid simply to sell your home. Can you believe that? Seriously, many people think that all estate agents do is ‘chuck’ the property on Rightmove (or similar portals) and wait for the phone to ring off the hook … [Read more...]

Helping children to be safe online

ICT and technology is an integral part of our lives. No matter how old we are we find ourselves surrounded by technology at home, at work and in our local environment. Accessing the internet and going online can be a fantastic activity for children and … [Read more...]

Making Money and Meeting Students – Being a Homestay Host

Just the other day, I said goodbye to two young people who’d being staying in my house for the last 4 weeks. They were foreign students and I was their “host” – only it didn’t feel as official as that sounds – more like having a friend’s kids to stay … [Read more...]

Pines and Needles Greenwich Park

Make Christmas simple this year with the help of Pines and Needles, Britain’s number one Christmas tree seller. The company’s array of landmark products and services is designed to let you sit back and celebrate Christmas in the most relaxing way … [Read more...]

This is not a test: Christmas is coming…

Although Christmas is still a few weeks away, now is actually the perfect time to sit down and start planning what needs doing and when. No matter if you’re entertaining for 4 or 44, right now you can write up menus and meal plans, get your kitchen ship … [Read more...]

Shared Ownership Week 2015

As anyone who lives in London knows, the housing market seems like it has reached breaking point. More and more people are moving to our amazing capital and in need of quality homes. In turn increasing property values. It is often described as a crisis … [Read more...]

Six ways to get the best mortgage rates

As I have mentioned previously, pre-2007 anyone could get a mortgage in some shape or form. You could get Self-Certification mortgages where you didn’t have to prove income and Sub-Prime where you could have had a bad credit history and still secure a … [Read more...]

UH, OH what about Daddy?

We were busy on Mother’s Day with a café full of three generations but Dads you’re a lucky lot, with almost 2 weeks still to go until June 21st the mums are beating you hands down on the thoughtfulness stakes… Baby in the family? With just under 2 … [Read more...]

Escape to the National Parks in London!

Join me if you will and take a second to close your eyes and picture one of the UK’s national parks. Perhaps your mind took you to the mountains and lakes of the Lake District, or to the dramatic landscapes of Dartmoor. But, how about the city we … [Read more...]