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How Bank of Mum and Dad can protect money lent or gifted

How Bank of Mum and Dad can protect money lent or gifted

Nigel Shaw, Tax expert at Garbutt and Elliott, www.garbutt-elliott.co.uk on how the Bank of Mum and Dad can safeguard the money they lend or gift: Many of our clients ask how they can financially help an adult child or grandchild to get on the residential property ladder. A lot will depend on the ages of […]

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Winners put Yorkshire property issues at the heart of a debate

Winners put Yorkshire property issues at the heart of a debate

A panel of winners of last year’s Yorkshire Residential Property Awards gathered for a round table discussion on challenges, solutions and the future of the housebuilding industry. Here’s what they said: Factory-built home versus conventional build There will be more prefabricated homes and housing associations are especially keen on this type of construction. However, the […]

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Why now could be the time to build more bungalows

Why now could be the time to build more bungalows

Front man and property developer Paul Stone sang to a different tune and defied convention when he decided to build bungalows on a site near his home in Birkenshaw. Brand new bungalows are now a rarity, though not through lack of demand. Planning guidelines now stress the importance of high density developments and single-storey properties […]

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The difference between an estate agent and a buying agent

The difference between an estate agent and a buying agent

Expert advice: Sheree Foy, Source Harrogate – the Property Finders www.sourceharrogate.co.uk A question I’m often asked is what is the main difference between a buying agent and an estate agent? People are familiar with the estate agent offices on the high street, however buying agents are a rarer breed. The biggest difference is that buying […]

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Yorkshire is a holiday let hotspot

Yorkshire is a holiday let hotspot

The number of British holiday lets is rising and Yorkshire is a hotspot, according to Cottages.com. The company, which is based in Earby, near Skipton, is the largest managed holiday letting business in the UK and has seen the properties on its books grow by almost a quarter. It compared the period from January to […]

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How to get a house sale from offer to completion

How to get a house sale from offer to completion

Expert advice fromAlex Goldstein, independent property consultant in Yorkshire and London www.alexgoldstein.co.uk When you are selling your home, it is often the speed with which it will sell that is one of your top priorities. In other words, how long will it take to go from the point of being marked “For Sale” to being […]

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Robin Hoods Bay is our “Best seaside destination” but what is it like to buy and live there?

Robin Hoods Bay is our “Best seaside destination” but what is it like to buy and live there?

It’s easy to see why Robin Hood’s Bay was ranked the best seaside destination in Yorkshire in a recent report by Which? Its beautiful, fossil-rich beach, historic buildings, coastal scenery and its shops, pubs and cafes earned it top marks. “This small Yorkshire village is a classic collection of old fishermans’ cottages and cobbled lanes. […]

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Yorkshire sheep have starring role in Ella Doran’s exhibition

Yorkshire sheep have starring role in Ella Doran’s exhibition

Designer Ella Doran’s “Sheep to Seat, Fleece to Floor” exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park isn’t just visually appealing, it taps into the zeitgeist. Set out as a room furnished with tapestries, carpet, handmade furniture, furnishings and photographic prints, it shows how locally sourced wool can be made into beautiful, long-lasting and recyclable products. The […]

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Lovely five-bedroom house in Methley set in extensive grounds

Lovely five-bedroom house in Methley set in extensive grounds

Set in a semi-rural position in extensive grounds, this four-bedroom semi-detached house on Watergate, Methley, has plenty of appeal and will make someone a lovely family home. It has a good sized lounge, separate dining room, office and conservatory and a  downstairs shower room with WC. All four bedrooms are doubles and there is a four-piece […]

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7 Tips for Hallway Storage When You Have Limited Space

7 Tips for Hallway Storage When You Have Limited Space

Original article first published on Houzz Good storage is the first line of defence against clutter, but if you’re lacking in hallway space, it can be difficult to keep on top of everyday items such as coats, bags and shoes. Fear not – these smart storage solutions should give you plenty of ideas for how […]

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