Celebrating success with the Older People’s Festival
That's a wrap on this years' OPF, what a huge success and fantastic programme of events! Read our highlights and hear from some of those involved. Plus, find out how you can support Impact Initiatives all year round.
Go gadget grandparents go!
Digital products are a becoming part of daily life in our society, so it's no surprise that an increasing number of older consumers are embracing new gadgets and electronics. Read all about the new wave of high tech products designed for the older generation!
6 facts you may not know about Homewise
We believe in honesty and always going above and beyond for our customers. Our friendly team dedicate their time to helping people, and are often sharing fun facts about us over tea and cake. Curious about Homewise? Take a moment and learn 6 quick facts about us.
Free consultations from our expert team at the Older People’s Festival
Celebrate the local community with us at this year’s Older People’s Festival in Brighton! We’re running the Homewise Helpdesk where you can get FREE property consultations – ask us anything, we’re there to help.
Join in the fun at the Older People’s Festival 2017
The Older People’s Festival is back in Brighton! The two-week programme is packed full of community events and celebrations for people 50+, taking place in venues across the city. Come along and try new things.
Why single-level living could be the right option for you
Think about the dream. What do you want from your home and are you getting this where you are? If the answer is no, maybe it’s time to consider your options. Have you looked at living on one level?
Live the dream and love your location
There are moments in life to be savoured, and retirement is chock-full of wonderful moments to treasure. With leisure time now a new luxury, you want to enjoy your local surroundings. So why not live in your perfect place? Read all about dream locations you could be enjoying in the UK.
Easy tips to make the most of a smaller garden
Is your current garden becoming a chore? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the upkeep? If you’re gardening more but enjoying it less then downsizing could be the option for you. Learn 6 simple tips for a stunning smaller garden.
Investors in People Gold Success!
We’re delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded the Gold Investors In People (IIP) accreditation. As a family run business, our team are more like family than employees. We truly believe that investing in them is what gives our customers the great service and support they expect.
Renting in retirement? There might be another option
Recent research has shown that the number of older people moving into rented accommodation has increased by 13% since 2012, but with renting offering little security, is there another option?
Getting the most out of a viewing!
It's not always easy but when you're hunting for a new home, it can be difficult not to get too attached early on. We have some top tips to help you get the most out of any visit to a potential property.
Our Oarsome Challenge
This June 12 intrepid members of the Homewise team will be travelling up to London to row on the river Thames to raise money and the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Homewise staff muck in at Ferring Country Centre
Congratulations to our team for completing their second community project of the year. This time they properly mucked in with the pigs and the local farm animals!
What do the 2017 manifestos say about pensions and property?
We've been looking through the manifestos of the main parties and have pulled out the points that will most affect our customers.
Struggling to pay off your interest-only mortgage? Maybe Homewise can help.
As the FCA launches a new investigation into interest-only mortgage lending, we look at how Homewise can help those struggling to repay.
5 essential tips for better online security
Most of the time the web is a safe place, but it pays to make sure your details and accounts are safe. Follow these simple tips and you can sleep easier, knowing your online data is well protected.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PRESS RELEASE: Homewise conquer Snowdon
Homewise brave freezing rain and knee-high snow to conquer Snowdon, raising £4,332 for Mind in the process.
PRESS RELEASE: Homewise climb Snowdon for Mind
Homewise are aiming to raise £1 for every foot walked, or £7,120 in total, for Mind.
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?
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?
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.
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.