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Feb 17th 2020

Renewed optimism from buyers and sellers saw a continued pick-up in sales activity across the UK, according to the January 2020 RICS UK Residential Market Survey, with both the number of agreed sales and new homes being listed for sale improving over the month. At the national level, the number of homes being listed for […]

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Feb 11th 2020

According to the latest figures from the Land Registry Chiswick property prices fell by 18.2% in 2019. Local estate agents say there is no cause for alarm, as reported by local news website ChiswickW4.com.  Christian Harper at Harper Finn said that the numbers might be used by speculative potential purchasers to drive a bargain, but not […]

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Feb 10th 2020

Coutts’ latest report on luxury property in London finds prices rising fast towards the end of last year as the UK election result and move towards Brexit certainty boosted buyer confidence. Luxury property prices across the city rose 5.3% over 2019, but 4.8% of that came in the final quarter alone. Demand is also on […]

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Jan 28th 2020

Timeless and tranquil, Classic Blue has been named as Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2020. The familiar deep blue is reminiscent of the sky at dusk, and evokes a comforting and restful ambience. Interior style advisor Rebecca Snowden shares 4 ways to bring this relaxing colour into your property. 1. Make a statement with blue furniture Take […]

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Jan 25th 2020

It’s a new year AND a new decade, so now is a good time to summarise some top tips for new and existing tenants courtesy of JustLandlords. Before, during and after moving in: 1. Check public transport options and prices Having a stress-free journey to work means a lot as well as being able to […]

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Jan 22nd 2020

2019 was a tumultuous year for landlords, with Brexit uncertainty and changes to the law leading to a potential landlord exodus, according to a new survey. Almost 3 in 10 (27%) landlords said they may not be a landlord by 2021, with many feeling increasingly stressed and under pressure. Almost a third (31%) of landlords […]

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Jan 13th 2020

Many households are trying to live more sustainably in 2020, with less plastic waste and reduced fossil fuels a top priority. A good place to start is by having milk delivered to your home in glass bottles by that icon of Britishness – the milkman – who, like your postman, is at the heart of […]

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Dec 31st 2019

Property prices should rise by 2% in 2020 now the Conservative Party has secured a majority, Rightmove has forecast. It added that sellers’ pricing power will be enhanced by a lack of choice for potential buyers, with the proportion of estate agent stock that is available for purchase at its lowest for over two years. Miles […]

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Dec 9th 2019

As the tenth series of The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) has come to an end, new research from SEMrush has revealed which of the recipes Brits are hungry to try for themselves. The results show the humble Yorkshire Pudding is the most popular recipe featured on GBBO. • There are more than 147,833 average […]

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Dec 5th 2019

The Pantone Colour Institute forecasts global colour trends and advises companies on colour for product and brand visual identity and ‘Pantone’ has become the universal language of colour. The company has announced that its Colour of the Year for 2020 is Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue: a ‘timeless and enduring blue hue’. The annual colour forecast influences product […]

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