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An Increasing Number of Home Owners Are Choosing To Buy Property In Order To Renovate Says Ratedpeople.com

Press Release: February 15, 2010

For prospective home owners struggling to get on the property ladder or for those who are simply looking for an easier way to reach their dream home, renovation projects offer a real chance to begin that climb. Despite the initial low asking price, first time buyers can benefit in the long run by improving the property over time, with the potential for vast improvements in its value.

Ideal for those possessing skill and enthusiasm, renovation projects are the most successful when they are completed with the help of professional tradesmen, whos help and advice can be an absolute necessity. One area where home owners may find the help of a professional imperative includes electricity alterations or rewiring. It is also illegal for anyone other than a CORGI registered gas fitter to conduct work on gas heating systems.

Andrew Skipwith CEO of Ratedpeople.com, said: A number of young and first time buyers prefer newly built properties as they carry less risk, however renovation projects can be extremely rewarding. Renovating allows the home owner to put a personal mark on the property as well as allowing them an invaluable opportunity to create their dream home.

Ratedpeople.com helps home improvers find recommended tradesmen quickly and easily. You can choose from 24 different trades and find tradesmen such as local painters, local stonemasons or loft conversion specialists.

Every month, Ratedpeople.com manages over £30m in home improvement projects with more than 1,000 tradesmen signing up, making it the UKs largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen. There are more than 55,000 ratings on Ratedpeople.com to date and its system ensures that tradesmen are only rated by previous customers who find them through the site. This results in one of the fairest and most robust rating systems on the web.

For further information on how to source a recommended tradesman in your area, visit Ratedpeople.com.

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