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March 17 is the best day to sell your home

March 17 is the best day to sell your home

The latest research by the UK’s leading Hybrid Estate Agent, Emoov.co.uk, has highlighted that March 17, 2018 is the best day for homeowners to list their property with an agent to maximise their property sale potential. Emoov looked at which month saw the largest number of residential property transactions over the last year despite slower […]

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Take in a lodger to increase income while helping to ease the housing crisis

Take in a lodger to increase income while helping to ease the housing crisis

If just three per cent of the 19 million empty bedrooms in England’s owner-occupied properties were let out, a new city would be created, without laying a single brick.  So claims SpareRoom, reflecting on the current housing crisis that means 250,000 new houses need to be built each year to house 460,000 people. The Government’s […]

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Ways to help first time buyers on to the property ladder

Ways to help first time buyers on to the property ladder

Although recent figures show the number of first-time buyers has reached its highest level in a decade, there’s still a lot to be done to help those who are struggling to purchase their first home. NAEA Propertymark has outlined suggestions to help them get a foothold. Introduce longer fixed-rate mortgages Although more lenders have introduced […]

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Housebuilder’s ambitious plans for region

Housebuilder’s ambitious plans for region

A housebuilder aims to help address the shortfall in provision of new homes in Yorkshire, as the national shortfall of properties is predicted to top one million by 2022. In direct contrast to that, and to support initiatives to increase productivity, housebuilder Miller Homes has outlined ambitious growth plans in its Yorkshire region. It will […]

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Landlords must check out new energy regulations

Landlords must check out new energy regulations

Landlords should all be aware of the need to ensure their rental properties comply with new energy regulations, now that legislation details have been confirmed. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards regulations will come into force on April 1, meaning properties must achieve a minimum of an E rating in an Energy Performance Certificate, or landlords […]

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Cowboy builders costing the UK economy billions of pounds

Cowboy builders costing the UK economy billions of pounds

Consumer confidence in UK builders is at an all time low, costing the economy dear, new research shows. The UK economy is missing out on £10 billion each year because home owners are so fearful of hiring a cowboy builder, they won’t commission building work, a study by the Federation of Master Builders has revealed. […]

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How people will save money in 2018 – if they can afford to…

How people will save money in 2018 – if they can afford to…

A quarter of adults in the UK are too strapped for cash to be able to save or invest any money in 2018, according to new research. A study by GoCompare Money revealed that, of those who feel able to put some cash aside, most (40 per cent) will save using a bank or building […]

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New development proposed for West Yorkshire village

New development proposed for West Yorkshire village

A new residential development of 300 homes and amenities could transform the village of Scholes in outer North East Leeds. An outline planning application for a mixed-use site has been submitted by David Wilson Homes and GMI Property, through subsidiary, Scholes Development Company. The planned development comprises family homes, 35 per cent of which would be […]

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Rise in Yorkshire’s housing market activity

Rise in Yorkshire’s housing market activity

Yorkshire and Humber’s housing market saw a positive start to the New Year with a rise in activity, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ UK Residential Market Survey for January 2018. In January, buyer enquiries and sales increased, with 15 per cent more chartered surveyors in the region reporting a rise in demand […]

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Search is on for best young sofa designers

Search is on for best young sofa designers

Creative youngsters have the chance to see their own sofa design become a reality, as part of a competition. Designers aged 11 years and under are invited to put pen to paper and share their sofa designs as part of a competition run by furniture and flooring specialists ScS. The company has teamed up with Ashley […]

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