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May 26th 2018

More than 300,000 property transactions are falling through every year, in large part, due to buyers pulling out of the deal, costing sellers a total of £400 million. A survey exploring the experiences of home sellers conducted by HomeOwners Alliance and IMMO.co.uk,  and polled by YouGov, found a massive 20% of sellers have experienced a […]

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May 19th 2018

With Royal Wedding fever gripping the nation, new research by Emoov.co.uk looked at how the increasing cost of our wedding budget compares to another area of unaffordability, the UK housing market. How does the cost of your big day translate in terms of a bricks and mortar mortgage deposit? The research shows that our UK […]

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May 12th 2018

The wrong type of insurance is putting a quarter of landlord’s property investments at risk. In order to understand how landlords are mitigating their risk in new market conditions, Simple Landlords polled 500 landlords in the Emerging Landlord Report. Up to a third of landlords have insurance that doesn’t fully meet their needs and one in […]

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May 5th 2018

This May bank Holiday Monday is forecast to be the hottest since records began. So, this weekend is the perfect time to get out into the garden for a spot of gardening and sun worshipping. However, many of us are clueless when it comes to gardening. Researchers found that killing grass with paddling pools and trampolines, cutting […]

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Apr 28th 2018

Have you experienced difficulties when buying a new home? Well, if so, it turns out you’re not the only one. According to new research, it’s rarely smooth sailing for most house hunters. An study of over 2,000 people revealed there are several common issues home buyers face, from delays in the chain to homes left in poor […]

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Apr 24th 2018

Green fingered Brits are burning a whopping 51,428 calories a year – by gardening.  A new study found that the average green-fingered adult spends almost five more hours a week working out compared to the less green-fingered. Regular gardeners spend 35 minutes on average a week weeding – equating to 632 calories burned a month, […]

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Apr 17th 2018

Are you wondering how much you will need to add to your budget in order to buy a property or move home? It’s easy to overlook some of the costs involved. A free and impartial guide from the Money Advice Service will help you plan for all of these when you work out your finances. Major […]

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Apr 10th 2018

New measures will be introduced to professionalise the estate agent market, driving up standards and bringing an end to ‘rogue managing agents’, announced Housing Secretary Sajid Javid this week. With over one million homes bought and sold in England each year, delays and complications cause financial and emotional stress to buyers and sellers. This uncertainty leads […]

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Mar 31st 2018

A new bird box is landing in Chiswick and could be coming to you, all thanks to Citizen Bird. It is a project that is going to collect detailed data about British birds and their living habits throughout the country. The initiative, as reported in Richmond & Twickenham Times, aims to produce ‘automated’ wild nest […]

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Mar 24th 2018

Almost nine in ten (86%) people living in their first home think it is harder now than a decade ago to make the jump to their second home, according to the Nationwide Building Society poll. When asked what they would be willing to give up to move up the housing ladder, more than half (55%) […]

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