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The Great British bake off is back!

bake off kitchen coverThis year’s series returns to our screens on the 24th August with 12 hopeful amateur cooks battling it out to become the class of 2016’s bake off champion.

 

 

 

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Posted by: Laura Ellis Categories: Architecture and Design, Buying, For Sale, Interesting Properties, Latest News, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

The best bits about moving house.

Moving-out-boxesMoving house is a stressful experience. We all prepare ourselves for the worst, we make endless lists of things to do, and try to get ready for all the things that could go wrong! Continue reading

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Think tank reveals a fall in home ownership in major cities

Surveying_Blog_PostFinding from the think tank, Resolution Foundation, have revealed that some major cities, including Manchester, have seen a marked dip in home ownership since the early 2000s. Continue reading

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Proportion of sales to landlords drops to a five-year low

Election Housing ManifestoThe latest Countrywide Lettings Index shows that in the three months after the introduction of the new stamp duty surcharge (Q2 2016), landlord purchases accounted for only 8% of all homes bought, the lowest proportion since 2010 and 5 percentage points lower than the same period last year. Continue reading

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Why NHBC is giving away free HUGS

NHBC_HUG_fullCol_RGBThe way we live has changed immeasurably. Eighty years ago, homeowners expected little more than four walls, some windows and a roof. Telephones, hard-wired into an exchange, were a luxury reserved for the very rich, most houses didn’t have indoor plumbing and very few had electricity. Continue reading

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Landlord Focus: What is fair ‘wear and tear’?

Surveying_Blog_PostGeneral ‘wear and tear’ is a fact of life when you are letting out properties. Things can sometimes become a little blurry when it comes to knowing what should be covered by you as a landlord, and what are the tenant’s responsibilities. Continue reading

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Snakes and Ladders series; Grey spots

Oxford from above

The final chapter of the housing journey begins when people start trading in large family homes for smaller ones.

 

 

 

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Posted by: Laura Ellis Categories: Buying, Buying Property, Economy, Environment, House Prices, Industry News, Latest News, Property Advice, Property Market, Property News, Savings, Selling, Selling Property, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Snakes and Ladders series; Grey spots

Properties of the month

july frontWe have a selection of homes for all types of buyers in our July round up of properties of the month.

 

 

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