Gordon added: "Scottish home owners
are clearly crying out for greater assurance when hiring a builder.
Lawrence Hall, a spokesman for Zoopla, said: "Despite a dip in sentiment, the majority of home owners
are confident in house price growth in their area, albeit at a slower rate than previously experienced.
But home owners
in London will have to wait until June 27 to celebrate, while those in West Dunbartonshire have the shortest wait, with mortgage freedom day for them typically falling on February 26.
In a depressed real estate market, most home owners
cannot sell their homes because they either owe too much or because they need repairs.
Common concerns included the state of double glazing or gutters and drainpipes as well as out-dated wiring, the survey of more than 1,800 home owners
When asked why they had opted to buy their mortgage lender's home insurance, some 14% of home owners
thought it might help with their mortgage application and one in 11 (9%) claimed they did not realise they could buy cover elsewhere.
The DTCM has also upgraded its official web portal to allow for holiday homes' applications to be submitted by home owners
and authorised tenants online and, while payment of the license fees currently requires physical attendance of the applicant before the DTCM, it is expected that the DTCM will soon launch an e-commerce system to cater for the online payment of such fees.
Additionally, I am unsure this move will be beneficial to local communities, since this may cause an egress of second home owners
from Wales, taking their resources and local employment opportunities with them.
Most home owners
surveyed by property search website Zoopla predict further house price hikes in the next six months, marking the highest proportion seen since its records began in 2009.
They have left home owners
till last, meaning we get next to nothing for our homes.
Now Gwynedd Council - which faces a pounds 38m funding shortfall over the next four years - is tightening up on holiday home owners
While attending a rally in Salem recently on behalf of Oregon Manufactured Home Owners
United, it became apparent that some legislators are unaware of the uniqueness of mobile and manufactured home ownership in mobile home parks, where a substantial segment of our population dwells.