The Gumtree Blog

5 things to check for when you do a property viewing

Tuesday 17 September 2019, by

On the hunt for a new home? The property market can be daunting, especially when competitive or you’re under time constraints. Read up on our top tips so you’ve covered all your bases – you’ll be happy to have addressed any issues upfront and can go into your tenancy on even footing. Be prepared. Make …read more

5 things to consider before buying a used phone

Monday 16 September 2019, by

Keeping up with every new smartphone release – especially when it seems to happen monthly – is a habit that’s costly for both your wallet and the environment. Buying a second-hand phone on Gumtree is a great way to save hundreds of hard-earned pounds, with phones that are even less expensive than refurbished models from …read more

What to consider before getting a second-hand fridge

Monday 16 September 2019, by

Thinking of getting a fridge that’s new (to you)? Buying second-hand is a great way to save money as pre-owned fridges may sometimes cost less than half the price of new appliances. Keep these key considerations top of mind so you can navigate Gumtree’s fridge category with confidence and ease.  Space Before starting your search, …read more

4 key considerations when buying a new washer

Monday 16 September 2019, by

Looking for a new washing machine? When it comes to narrowing down your search by type, price and area, Gumtree’s a great place to start. But before you begin, keep these considerations top of mind so you can make your purchase with confidence. Drum capacity Whether you live alone or with a big family, size …read more

Spruce up your garden this summer

Wednesday 24 July 2019, by

When the sun’s out, there is nothing better than having a good chill out in your garden. Whether it’s a BBQ with your neighbours or a spot of Sunday gardening that you fancy – Gumtree’s got the kit you need, for a fraction of the price. The best part is, you needn’t look any further …read more

These London creatives furthered their craft with the help of Gumtree

Wednesday 19 June 2019, by

At Gumtree, we’re always surprised at the wonders that our local communities have to offer – on our site you can find everything from top-of-the-range trumpets to vintage cameras to music lessons.  So, we set out looking for a storyteller to dig a bit deeper into the spirit of what Gumtree offers their community – and we looked no further …read more

The motherhood’s good: find the items you need just up your street

Monday 29 April 2019, by

At Gumtree, we understand that when you’re expecting, there’s a whole lot to prepare for – often with limited time and money. Cue our community of savvy mums, who’ve listed over 150,000 affordable baby and kids’ items on our site – from doll’s houses to cots. Using our location settings, you can find the perfect …read more

Celebrating Gumtree’s local community winners

Monday 8 April 2019, by

Here at Gumtree, we like nothing better than neighbours clubbing together to make their community a better place for all. That’s why we teamed up with Heart FM to give local groups and clubs the chance to win cash for their community. We’re proud to announce that 25 deserving community groups have now received their …read more

How much do you have in common with your neighbours?

Friday 22 March 2019, by

Over 80% of people recently said their community was a place where neighbours from different backgrounds get on well together. What’s more, the Gov UK survey found that 73% have a chat with their neighbours at least once a month. Sometimes it can feel like our hectic modern lives get in the way of community …read more

The Neighbourhood’s Good

Wednesday 16 January 2019, by

When was the last time you really interacted with your neighbours? In the increasingly fast-paced, disillusioned and atomised world we live in – community spirit is dwindling. We live metres apart from people, yet we feel worlds away. Everyday transactions are becoming increasingly impersonal, and the notion of shopping locally is dying out. Here at …read more