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Nov 20th 2020

Author Jane Christmas has written a book about the 32 house moves she’s made in her 66-year life. Growing up, Jane was either ‘blessed or cursed’ with a mother who was a serial renovator and mover, uprooting the family over and over again.  Although her father was somehow nonplussed by any of this, she promised herself […]

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Nov 13th 2020

Bring balance and harmony to your home with the art of Feng Shui. Directly translated as ‘wind-water’ in English, feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that helps align external surroundings with inner wellbeing and emotional needs.  1.Declutter the home for balance and good flow of energy “By inviting good energy flow into the home, […]

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Nov 1st 2020

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Oct 30th 2020

A total of 418,000 properties worth £112 billion are currently progressing through the sales pipeline, amounting to a 50% uptick in volume compared to the same period in 2019. These are the latest findings in the monthly House Price Index by UK property portal Zoopla. Upswell in activity driven by acute levels of demand after […]

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Oct 25th 2020

As reported by local news service ChiswickW4.com, the national estate agency chain has submitted a planning application for changes to the site at 87-89 Chiswick High Road near the junction with Chiswick Lane. The site was formerly occupied by baby equipment retailer Peppermint. The move has surprised local independent agents, unclear about their competitor’s strategy. This […]

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Oct 13th 2020

The cost of moving home in the UK has fallen by 39% from £10,911 – before the stamp duty holiday came into effect on 8th July 2020 – to £6,669 afterwards. The ‘Cost of Moving’ research conducted by reallymoving.com analysed data from 239,000 quotes in the last year. This revealed that while legal and estate […]

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Oct 1st 2020

Statistics released by Recycle Now show that through lockdown the UK has become even more environmentally aware, with nearly 9 in 10 households saying they ‘regularly recycle’.  Coming out of lockdown, more people are prepared to change their lifestyles to help the environment: 73 per cent, up from 68 per cent in 2019. Ninety three […]

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Sep 23rd 2020

How are home builders weaving new trends in working, health and wellbeing into our future homes as a result of the pandemic? How will technology play a key role in the developments of the future?  The Knight Frank Global Development Report 2020 surveys those working in the development sector in the UK and abroad, highlighting trends that […]

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Sep 5th 2020

For those who decided to make the most of their own home and garden during lockdown, there have been a few favoured activities and home additions that have taken the nation by storm. UK comparison site Compare By Review looked into some of the most searched-for terms during lockdown with some interesting results. Home gyms […]

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Sep 1st 2020

Nearly one in four housing transactions (23%) will be backed by Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) in 2020, with a quarter (24%) of borrowers now more reliant on financial support from family and friends. Mirroring the impact of the lockdown on the UK housing market, BoMaD will lend just £3.5bn to loved ones this […]

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