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At home with…RIBA Yorkshire director Christine Cavanagh

At home with…RIBA Yorkshire director Christine Cavanagh

Christine Cavanagh is the Yorkshire Regional Director for the Royal Institute of British Architects. www.architecture.com How would you describe your home? A work in progress. We are currently remodelling the house as it hasn’t been touched since the early 1990s. We’re working on windows, doors, kitchen and flooring. My home is in a rural village […]

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Fears for Yorkshire’s derelict and underused textile mills

Fears for Yorkshire’s derelict and underused textile mills

Yorkshire’s mills are a reminder of a proud industrial heritage but over a quarter are empty, derelict or underused, according to the latest figures from Historic England. It is urging housing developers to be more intrepid and explore the opportunities that the buildings present before it is too late. Demolishing them to make way for […]

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Check out house price performance in your part of Yorkshire

Check out house price performance in your part of Yorkshire

Analysis of the latest Land Registry data shows that two of Yorkshire’s most affordable areas, Barnsley and Doncaster, had the highest house price increases in Yorkshire. Values rose by 7.9 per cent in the Barnsley area between November 2018 and November 2019. The average house price in the area is £131,563. Prices in Doncaster and […]

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Yorkshire buyers are savvy spenders on home improvements

Yorkshire buyers are savvy spenders on home improvements

Yorkshire homeowners spend nearly £7,000 on improvements to their property in the first year, according to new research. The data was collected by loans broker Norton Finance as part of its latest Home Improvements Report. A total of 1,000 UK homeowners who had bought a house in the last five years were asked to reveal […]

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Plan ahead to prevent mortgage war with an ex partner

Plan ahead to prevent mortgage war with an ex partner

Ask the expert: Andrew Milnes of the Mortgage Advice Bureau in Bingley Q: I bought a cottage in Chapel Allerton in 2009. In 2016, my girlfriend moved in with me as she had previous issues with her credit history, I didn’t add her to the mortgage. Instead, we agreed that she would pay me a […]

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How to speed up a house sale and have less stress

How to speed up a house sale and have less stress

Moving home can be a very stressful experience. The paperwork, upheaval and unforeseen obstacles can make selling your property a complicated and drawn-out affair. You could be subject to the unpredictable behaviour of buyers along the chain and face difficult to answer questions while trying to plan ahead for your own move. The chances of […]

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Experts reveal their Yorkshire property market predictions for 2020

Experts reveal their Yorkshire property market predictions for 2020

What does 2020 hold for the Yorkshire property market? We asked 15 experts to give us their forecast. Andrew Wells of Allsop,  Leeds: It has been a patchy year for the Yorkshire housing market with very low transaction volumes but a very buoyant rental market. I expect the sales market to unfreeze in 2020 as […]

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Moving stories reveal the benefit of retirement villages

Moving stories reveal the benefit of retirement villages

A recent study by Age UK reports that the number of over-50s experiencing loneliness is set to reach two million by 2025, which compares to around 1.4 million in 2015, a 49 per cent increase in just 10 years. As Britain’s population rapidly ages, there is an urgent need to ensure we are putting the […]

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Good advice for home buyers and sellers in 2020

Good advice for home buyers and sellers in 2020

Our Property Post columnist Tim Waring, Head of Residential at Lister Haigh, www.listerhaigh.co.uk, has this advice for those thinking of buying and selling in 2020: As is widely acknowledged, the residential property market thrives on confidence, a commodity that has been sadly lacking for some time. Irrespective of your political stance, it is already apparent […]

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Very Superstitious? Yorkshire author Sally Coulthard reveals the reasons why.

Very Superstitious? Yorkshire author Sally Coulthard reveals the reasons why.

Yorkshire author’s latest book delves into the mysterious world of superstitions and reveals the thinking behind them. Ever wonder why we raise glasses, touch wood and worry about putting an umbrella up indoors? Yorkshire author Sally Coulthard did and her investigations into the superstitions and traditions we observe in our homes and elsewhere have led […]

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