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How to Beat the Loneliness Blues

Loneliness is a growing issue affecting millions of people living in the UK. Research shows that people who live alone without regular contact with others are far more likely to suffer from ill-health.

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Cost effective ways to increase the value of your home before you sell

Let's face it, renovating your house to put it on the market is not always realistic. So we've compiled our top, low-budget ways to add value.

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Homewise hosts afternoon tea with customers

We've recently started a lunch club with some of our customers that live nearby. Here's how the inaugural Friends of Homewise lunch went.

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Silver-haired heroes: The top 5 films about retirement and aging

Grab your popcorn, because we’ve selected our top five films that put age and experience centre stage and relegate youth to a supporting role.

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Affordable alternatives to the UK's most desirable areas

It is no secret that homes in some of the most desirable areas in the country come with a hefty price tag, so we've researched the alternatives.

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How to filter your search results on Rightmove and Zoopla

What you might not know is that both portals have a very powerful filter tool that can really help to streamline and refine your search.

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Volunteering options for you in retirement

Reaching your retirement and never having to work again is a huge life change. Volunteering in your retirement can be a great way to keep busy and meet new people.

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How to prepare yourself for the emotional impact of moving home

If you are moving to a new house in your retirement, then you will have a lot of things that need sorting out.

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Our Family Values

Not many people know that Homewise is a family-run business, and has been for many decades. Our story began back in the 1970s when Reg Neal started buying property for his friends.

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Bank of Grandma and Grandad; a rising phenonemon?

An issue that's getting more air time in the press. According to our research 52% of grandparents are giving to children and grandchildren every year.

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Homewise staff raise money for Mind on Dress Down Fridays

We're happy to announce that this year we will be donating money to Mind from our charity Dress-Down Fridays!

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Top 10 Reasons Why Our Customers Choose Homewise

Why choose Homewise? It seems like a simple enough question, but even after over 40 years in business we are still discovering new reasons.

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Five Unusual Ways to Keep Fit in Your Sixties

In order to stick to an exercise regime, you have to really love it and many people find it hard to love going to the gym. So we have been out and about finding some of the more unusual forms of exercise that you can take up in your retirement.

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Study by Shelter finds 43% of people live in unsuitable housing

The figures, released by homelessness charity Shelter, showed that more than four in ten people live in homes that do not reach acceptable standards in cleanliness, safety and space.

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How to actually find your dream home in your retirement

Let’s face it, trying to find your dream home can very quickly turn into a bit of a nightmare.

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Homewise proud to partner with Older People's Festival

We’re delighted to be able to announce that we’re proud partners of the first ever Brighton and Hove Older People’s Festival.

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Cost of Living Squeeze Hits Over 60s

Cost of living pressures are forcing nearly one in three over-60s to make major sacrifices to their lifestyles including turning down the heating and eating less.

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Happiness is home and family for over 60s

The key to happiness in your retirement is having close family nearby and a partner, as well as loving where you live, our research has found.

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Interest-Only Pressure Builds on Over 55s Homeowners

Up to one in 10 over-55s homeowners across the UK are still paying interest-only mortgages and facing the prospect of clearing their debt when the deal runs out.

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The EU Referendum and the Housing Market: What we Know

Here’s our summary of the EU referendum and how it’s affecting the property market.

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PRESS RELEASE: Homewise conquer Snowdon

Homewise brave freezing rain and knee-high snow to conquer Snowdon, raising £4,332 for Mind in the process.

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PRESS RELEASE: Homewise climb Snowdon for Mind

Homewise are aiming to raise £1 for every foot walked, or £7,120 in total, for Mind.

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Interest-only mortgages and the older borrower

Interest-only mortgages are regularly referred to as a ticking time bomb. But what exactly does this mean for older borrowers and what are their options?

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What does 2016 hold for the UK property market?

With housing a key focus of the Autumn statement, it seems that in 2016, all eyes will be on the property market. So, what are we expecting to see, exactly?

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The Wise Guide to… A stress-free move

Here it is. The definitive three-step guide to a stress-free move. Based mostly on my very stressful move last year.

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PRESS RELEASE: Homewise raise £11,702 for St. Barnabas

On 7th October, the team at Homewise cycled 1,000 miles in one day for St. Barnabas House Hospice.

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