We improve not move: is this a good idea?

Sarah Coles
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A new survey from Nationwide Building Society has revealed that we have given up on the idea of moving - and have instead decided to invest in home improvements for our current property. It says that an impressive 47% of people are choosing to make home improvements within the next year, compared to just 8% of people who are planning to move.

However, in a market like this, this is fraught with risk.