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Mortgage hope for flats with cladding

Mortgage hope for flats with cladding

Apartment blocks are being blighted by the cladding scandal but there is a glimmer of hope for sellers and buyers The Grenfell Tower tragedy highlighted the dangers of highly flammable cladding and insulation materials. Safety is paramount but for thousands of apartment owners in buildings deemed at risk due to combustible cladding and insulation it […]

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Buying work from Yorkshire artists and makers has never been easier

Buying work from Yorkshire artists and makers has never been easier

Buying from artists, designers and makers is billed as one of the key trends for 2020 and it has never been easier. This is due to a combination of factors. The internet, which was initially labelled “the information superhighway” is now the shopping superhighway and there is no doubt it has helped creatives market themselves […]

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Wetherby is now Yorkshire’s most expensive market town and Leeds United could kick house prices into the stratosphere

Wetherby is now Yorkshire’s most expensive market town and Leeds United could kick house prices into the stratosphere

Wetherby is now the most expensive market town in Yorkshire – and if Leeds United are promoted house prices could skyrocket. Sharon Dale reports. A league table of the top ten English market towns commanding the highest house price premiums includes only one Yorkshire location. Wetherby features at number five after researchers from Lloyds Bank […]

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Yorkshire has UK’s highest house price growth

Yorkshire has UK’s highest house price growth

Yorkshire had the UK’s highest annual house price growth in the year to December 2019, according to the latest Land Registry figures. Prices rose by 3.9 per cent, significantly outperforming the UK average rise of 2.2 per cent. Yorkshire also recorded the greatest monthly rise with a 1.7 per cent growth compared to the UK […]

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New homes at Park Hill Sheffield set to go on sale

New homes at Park Hill Sheffield set to go on sale

A new phase in the transformation of Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill flats into a vibrant, sought-after place to live and work is underway. Phase two is a joint venture between Urban Splash and Places for People and will include 195 homes and 20,000 sq ft of mixed-use commercial space. The homes will go on sale […]

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Swapping from traditional rental property investment to a holiday let can pay off

Swapping from traditional rental property investment to a holiday let can pay off

The government’s decision to phase out mortgage interest tax relief on buy-to-let homes rented to tenants is just one of the reasons why landlords and would-be property investors have switched their attention to more tax-efficient furnished holiday lets. Before April 2017, owners of standard buy-to-lets could offset all mortgage interest payments against tax. From April […]

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This magical home in Scarborough contains an enormous collection of contemporary automata

This magical home in Scarborough contains an enormous collection of contemporary automata

**For the story and the video showing the automata in action click here: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/lifestyle/this-scarborough-couple-share-their-home-with-over-70-automata-1-10256156 The black silhouette of a witch and her broomstick by the front door hints that there might be something out of the ordinary inside Maurice Feely and Octavia Gausden’s Victorian terrace house in Scarborough. Could they be Goths? Maybe they embrace […]

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Architect Ric Blenkharn has high hopes for the Building Better, Building Beautiful report

Architect Ric Blenkharn has high hopes for the Building Better, Building Beautiful report

The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission has recently published its report “Living with Beauty, Promoting Health, Well Being and Sustainable Growth” and for all those involved in the planning, design and implementation of our built environment, it is a compelling and challenging read. The summary notes three key criteria – Ask for Beauty, Refuse Ugliness […]

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Yorkshire property market update

Yorkshire property market update

The major property portals have published some interesting data and analysis, with Rightmove recording a January boom in traffic and sales agreed, while Zoopla pinpointed the first-time buyer hotspots in each region. Visits to Rightmove surpassed 150 million for the first time in January, making it the busiest month ever recorded as home-hunters looked to […]

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New home buyers and the Yorkshire effect

New home buyers and the Yorkshire effect

Debbie Whittingham, Sales Director, Miller Homes Yorkshire, reveals why the house builder is benefitting from the “Yorkshire effect” For those choosing to make Yorkshire their home, the delights of living in God’s Own County are evident in abundance. Prices in  the region continue to be some of the most competitive and affordable  in the UK. […]

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