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Luxury student accommodation is on the rise, but can anyone afford it?

Luxury student accommodation is on the rise, but can anyone afford it?

Gone are the days of basic bedrooms, dodgy dorms, and awful apartments. Now students can look forward to a new breed of luxury student accommodation; kitted out with flat-screen TVs, en-suite bathrooms and access to communal cinemas and gyms. The only question is: can students really afford these new facilities in the middle of a […]

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Luxury student accommodation is on the rise, but can anyone afford it?

Luxury student accommodation is on the rise, but can anyone afford it?

Gone are the days of basic bedrooms, dodgy dorms, and awful apartments. Now students can look forward to a new breed of luxury student accommodation; kitted out with flat-screen TVs, en-suite bathrooms and access to communal cinemas and gyms. The only question is: can students really afford these new facilities in the middle of a […]

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Government could ban gazumping in market shake-up

Government could ban gazumping in market shake-up

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has called on the property industry to provide evidence on how buyers and sellers can save time during the property purchase process, with any streamlining of the process through technology also to be considered. One area of focus to make selling and buying cheaper, faster, and less stressful is by tackling […]

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FOR SALE: The scariest house for £150,000

FOR SALE: The scariest house for £150,000

Mansion House is a family estate in the American Plantation style, untastefully decorated throughout in a style of ‘decaying splendor’. Comprising of Hall, Drawing Room, Kitchen, Scullery, Sewer, Tower, Cellar. The property also includes descending ‘lift’, and two exterior balconies providing lovely views of the graveyard. The property is currently owned by an aristocratic family of Transylvanian descent and […]

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How valuable is your shed?

How valuable is your shed?

Home owners have been warned to ensure their sheds are locked and insured after new research revealed Brits keep thousands of pounds worth of valuables outside in their gardens. Research by shed specialists BillyOh.com has revealed that the average UK homeowner stores as much as £2,234 worth of valuable furniture, tools and bikes in their gardens. They […]

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Winter security advice issued

Winter security advice issued

The Master Locksmiths Association – the leading trade association for the locksmithing profession – has issued winter security advice to homeowners and vehicle owners, as latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) crime statistics show an increase in police reported cases of theft and burglary. The ONS crime statistics for the year ending June 2017 reveal […]

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UK house prices up by 5% in the last year

UK house prices up by 5% in the last year

The value of properties in the UK has risen by five per cent in the last year, adding more than £10,000 to the price of an average home. New figures from HM Land Registry show a typical property sold for £225,956 in August, up from £215,143 in the same month in 2016. Increases over the […]

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St Gemma’s presented with £6,000 following fundraising activities

St Gemma’s presented with £6,000 following fundraising activities

Barratt Developments Yorkshire West, which includes both the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, visited St Gemma’s Hospice recently to present the charity with a cheque for £6,000, forming part of a total of more than £35,000 donated to the hospice by the housebuilder over the past nine years. £1,800 was raised from a coast […]

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One in three Brits regret buying their home, with noisy neighbours the biggest causes

One in three Brits regret buying their home, with noisy neighbours the biggest causes

A great financial deal, the property’s condition and the local amenities are the top factors that convince Britons to purchase their dream homes, yet as many as one third realise it’s not their dream home soon after moving in. Noisy neighbours, unexpected issues in the home and even heavy traffic can be enough to ruin […]

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More people will rent than have a mortgage by 2024

More people will rent than have a mortgage by 2024

The UK’s property market will be made up of more tenants than people with a mortgage within the next seven years. New findings from NatWest suggest the point at which there are more private renters than mortgaged homeowners is set to occur in late 2024, when the number of mortgaged households is expected to dip […]

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