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Virtual-view of your home

How to let your buyer virtual-view your property

Home buyers are now allowed to view property again, but Covid-19 restrictions don't make that easy in the average home. How can you stay the ...
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Guest bedroom on Airbnb property

Want to make money from your property with Airbnb?

Airbnb property has become so popular in parts of the UK that it has effectively priced people out in deprived local communities where there are ...
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Rise in the number of repossessed homes

UK Finance, the body that represents major UK banks, has reported a 17% rise in homeowner mortgaged properties taken into possession in the last quarter ...
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Kelburn Castle grafitti used to tackle rendering problems

Conservation and heritage bodies are not generally known for encouraging, or even allowing, dramatic exterior paint-jobs on listed buildings. However, in 2007, the owner of ...
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Highest number of single households ever recorded in UK

The number of single households in the UK in 2019 has risen to its all-time record, and there are now 8.2 million single households in ...
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Windlestone Hall derelict despite millions spent on investment

Despite hopes that the 1897 birthplace of former Prime Minister Anthony Eden would be saved from neglect, Grade II Listed Windlestone Hall near Bishop Auckland ...
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Velux window – product warning

Velux Company Limited has issued a product warning on a specific type of small pane Velux window, produced and sold between 1997 and 2003. The ...
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Increased demand for hotel of mum and dad as more adults return home to save money

A recent survey conducted by the price comparison website MoneySupermarket.com revealed an increase in the number of young adults aged 20-34 who live with their ...
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Should you invest in property for retirement?

Private landlords across the UK private are feeling the squeeze. In 2018, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's English Private Landlord Survey revealed ...
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Mowing the lawn adds value to your home

A recent survey has revealed that people are dissuaded from buying or renting properties because of the condition of the garden. It seems an attractive ...
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Peaky Blinders countryside home for sale

The fictional countryside home of one of television's most famous criminals, the notorious Tommy Shelby, has been listed for sale on Rightmove, by order of ...
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First time buyers can buy mortgage-free homes

'Gradual homeownership' company, Unmortgage Limited, has been around since 2016 and partnered with Allianz Global Investors in July 2019. Its scheme is similar to the ...
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Estate agent with a difference

If you’re having trouble selling your home, are stuck in a property chain or are keen to secure a property purchase, you might be tempted ...
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What’s in a house name?

House numbering was only introduced in 1765 when the house number followed by street number convention became the norm. Older roads often have odd house ...
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My builder hates me – what did I do wrong?

Securing the services of a competent, reliable and trustworthy builder is not easy, particularly in these heady days of housebuilding. Many good builders will have ...
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Britain’s prefab housing heritage

In 1918, a committee of experts was asked by the government to create a blueprint for housing for the working class ... prefab housing was ...
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Cardiff houses homeless in shipping containers

Thirteen brand new homes created from converted shipping containers are set to be introduced later this year as a temporary housing solution for homeless families ...
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Money laundering through property

Laundering money through property is an international problem that has driven up property prices and enabled investors to ‘flip’ properties as criminals scramble to buy ...
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Auf wiedersehen to pensions invested in German property group?

UK pensioners have once again been warned to take care before investing their hard-earned life and pension savings in property, after a BBC investigation discovered ...
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Millennials misguided about money

Every new generation may understandably feel jealous of its forebears, perhaps never more so as younger people struggle to get on the housing ladder while ...
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Tired of tidying your child’s bedroom?

A Japanese tech team is in the process of developing a robot capable of cleaning up after you and your children. Using 'deep learning', the ...
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Quarter of properties still on the market after six months

A new survey by the property search engine, Rightmove, has shown that a quarter of all properties for sale on the site have been listed ...
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First time buyers leapfrogging into houses

New research has found that more first-time buyers are choosing to bypass flats to move straight into houses, resulting in a fall in the asking ...
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Planning an off-market home purchase or sale?

Have you ever spotted a house that offers everything you have always desired in a home? It could be in a perfect location or have ...
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Time to give your home a spring makeover?

In the current uncertain property market it is understandable that many households are staying put, but in doing so, we have spent around £48 billion ...
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Self-employed failing to secure a mortgage

Research by The Mortgage Lender has highlighted the number of self-employed people having difficulty in obtaining a mortgage. The report shows lenders are failing the ...
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UK’s household debt reaches record high

After years of austerity and stagnant wage levels, household debt is taking its toll. Unsecured debt across Britain has reached a new high, now averaging ...
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Survey reveals what home owners and tenants want

A survey of 1,000 householders aged 25 to 40 has revealed that eco-friendliness is the top desirable design feature of the home of the future, ...
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Housing Market Forecast 2019

2018 has been a rocky road for the housing market with Brexit uncertainty, sky high prices and historically low mortgage rates, so what can home buyers, ...
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London mansion asking prices slashed

Oasis band member, Noel Gallagher, originally put his six bedroomed London mansion on sale in 2016 for  £11 million but it has failed to sell ...
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Do Christmas decorations really reduce your property’s selling potential?

Almost all estate agents will tell you that Christmas is not the wisest time to put your house on the market, as many people want ...
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Britain’s top 10 priciest streets in and outside London

Online estate agent, Zoopla, has named the top ten priciest streets in and outside the capital. The top ten most expensive streets in Britain are ...
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Thinking of downsizing in retirement?

In 2006, the percentage of people living in Britain aged 65 or older was 15.9%. That increased by 13% to 18% in 2016, according to ...
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How long before the UK’s sub-standard bridges affect property values?

Nowadays, potholes are widely recognised as the bane of many drivers’ lives, as councils fail to maintain the public road system, but Italy's Genoa bridge ...
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London homeowners choosing not to move as remortgage business reaches nine-year high

The London housing market may be suffering from a decline in house prices and homebuyer activity, but more homeowners are taking advantage of opportunities to ...
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“It is not profitable to build houses for poor people” New Zealand no longer for sale!

New Zealand's ministers have stated that they 'feel like tenants on their own land' after house prices across the country have risen by approximately 75% ...
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