Number of first-time buyers reaches a decade high Posted On 31 January 2018

According to Halifax, low mortgage rates and government schemes have made a huge difference to the amount of people taking their first steps onto the property ladder It is estimated that 359,000 people purchased their first property last year, making 2017 the sixth consecutive year that numbers have increased; and they are at their highest …

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Buying and selling property relocates into the digital age Posted On 29 January 2018

The Government has approved changes to the land registration rules to pave the way for the introduction of digital land registration, which will come into effect on 6th April 2018 These changes are central to the HM Land Registry’s plans to become the world’s leading land registry for simplicity, speed and an open approach to …

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Housing demand remains ‘robust’ Posted On 26 January 2018

According to Rightmove, early indicators of activity in this year’s housing market show that demand remains robust with most of the key metrics being broadly consistent with the same period last year Visits to Rightmove shows that the average demand so far in January is currently running over 9% higher than the same period last …

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What does the Autumn Budget mean for landlords? Posted On 24 January 2018

Many new changes have been made since the Spring Budget, and it seems landlords were given a number of Christmas presents from the government Each time the Budget is released to the general public by the government, there is inevitably always controversy associated with it, for it of course can’t please everyone. The Chancellor of …

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Keep on track with this simple healthy recipe! Posted On 22 January 2018

This super easy, quick and healthy one-pot is packed with white fish fillets, king prawns, a rich tomato sauce and enough veg to count as three of your five a day. Simple Fish Stew Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20-25 minutes Serves 2 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp fennel seeds 2 carrots …

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What should you do with unwanted Christmas gifts? Posted On 19 January 2018

With Christmas comes the obligatory over-consumption of mince pies and Christmas goodies and the clearing up of tinsel and Christmas tree needles. However, it’s no surprise that many of us will also receive an unwanted gift. Without sounding ungrateful or unappreciative, sometimes you just have no need for another Lynx’s gift set or your third …

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2017 marked a great year for the royal family Posted On 17 January 2018

From baby news, a milestone wedding anniversary and a royal engagement, 2017 marked several happy events for the royal family On the 20th of November 2017 the Queen and Prince Philip celebrated their platinum anniversary. At 96, the Duke is the longest serving royal consort in British history, and alongside the Queen being the longest …

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Bring affordable art into your home Posted On 15 January 2018

Harmonious, calm and welcoming homes deliver mood boosting atmospheres and can really impact your lifestyle in a positive way Art is a form of expression which can be used as a type of therapy; in some ways our mood can even be affected by colour. Bringing art into your home can really brighten up your …

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Are diets all they’re cracked up to be? Posted On 12 January 2018

One in 10 Brits will make new year’s resolutions. Many will have dieting at the top of their lists but, do diets actually work? Despite the lure of ‘quick fix’ diets and their promise of helping us to lose weight fast, a study by plant-based food and drink specialist Alpro, which polled 2,000 adults across …

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Plan your escape to the city Posted On 10 January 2018

If you’re already dreaming about your next break away, how about considering a European city break? Here we showcase our favourite destinations Prague Nicknamed ‘the City of a Hundred Spires’, Prague is known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colourful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, …

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Happy mind, happy life: make a good start to the year Posted On 08 January 2018

The new year is a great chance to restart, think fresh and bring about change for the good! Every year many people make new year’s resolutions to help improve their lives, whether that is quitting smoking and drinking, starting to eat healthier and improving your fitness or making that move. The new year is often …

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House of the Year 2017 Posted On 05 January 2018

Channel 4’s Grand Designs awarded the magnificent Caring Wood the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year 2017 award  Not only is Caring Wood a modern vision of an English country home but it is also designed to accommodate three generations of one extended family during the holidays. This grand home took …

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How to kick-start your property move Posted On 03 January 2018

Whether it’s to cut down on spending, or to lose the Christmas waistline, the new year signals a chance to start something new. And now is a great time to kick-start your house move: and we are on hand to help get you moving There is a common belief that you should wait until the …

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