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New research reveals winter rituals of a ‘Hiber-nation’

Save money on energyWith three quarters (75%) of Brits spending more time snuggled up at home in the colder months, new research from energy regulator Ofgem reveals Brits’ top winter rituals and shows we are a ‘hiber-nation’. Top of the ‘winter rituals’ list is swapping to thicker duvets (47%), moving from summer to winter wardrobes (46%) and storing garden furniture (38%).

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Energy Tags: , , , , , Leave a comment

Mortgage approvals fall month-on-month for September in a clear sign the housing market is slowing down

 

MortgageThe number of mortgage approvals made by lenders for September fell 10% on the previous year, representing a 14 month low in mortgage lending activity in a clear indication that the housing market is undergoing its greatest slowdown in recent times.
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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Industry News, Mortgages, Property Market Tags: , , , Leave a comment

Autumn in Alderley Edge

With the sun setting on Summer, its time to take on the dark, chilly mornings and crisp cold evenings. The leaves have turned golden and will soon fall. This week we are looking at properties in the Autumnal village of Alderley Edge, Cheshire. Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Estate Agents, For Sale, Property Market, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , Leave a comment

Are you brave enough to live in the UK’s most haunted village?

pumpkinSpooky season is upon us, and in honour of Halloween 2014 we are taking a look at the UK’s most haunted location. Continue reading

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UK inflation falls to lowest level for 5 years

 

1388613_66365471Inflation has fallen to its lowest level in 5 years, with the declining cost of fuel and a supermarket price battle thought to be the principal causes.

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UK homes less expensive now than at the housing market’s peak…

 

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Britain’s homes are generally less pricey now than they were at the housing market’s peak in 2007, with London being the exception as affordability within the capital seems to be fast becoming a mythical notion, according to new findings from estate agent Hamptons International.

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Offered at auction this October…

 

gavelNext week, Countrywide Property Auctions will return with their penultimate series of auctions for 2014. Kicking off with the first auction on Tuesday 21st in Manchester, which will present lots from Yorkshire, the North East and the East Midlands.

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Buying, For Sale, Property Auctions Tags: , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

How much do we still rely on the bank of Mum and Dad?

Piggy Bank SavingsA recent survey of 1000 people who are actively looking to buy property, has highlighted that the ‘bank of Mum and Dad’ is more vital than ever as a foot onto the property ladder. Continue reading

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