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Chefs offer tastings at Yorkshire show home

Chefs offer tastings at Yorkshire show home

Local developer Bridge Homes has opened the doors of its show home at ThornesGate, on Horbury Road. The launch event featured cookery demonstrations and tastings from local Chef Liam Duffy, of Iris and Casa Loca, in the show home’s high spec kitchen and visitors were able to take a tour of the four bedroom Avoncliffe […]

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£800m property programme progresses in Sheffield

£800m property programme progresses in Sheffield

The first apartments to be built as part of an £800 million investment programme to create new rental properties across England have been unveiled in Sheffield. Representatives from Sigma Capital Group, Sheffield Housing Company (SHC), and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) visited the newly completed Park Grange House in Norfolk Park, to see the […]

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First time buyers underestimate the financial burden of home buying

First time buyers underestimate the financial burden of home buying

According to the latest research from Aldermore’s Q3 2017 First Time Buyer Index, there is a real lack of understanding around the house buying process and the associated costs amongst those looking to buy their first home. The biggest expense when buying a home is saving for the deposit and this remains the number one […]

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Three quarters of UK builders under threat from ‘cowboy clients’

Three quarters of UK builders under threat from ‘cowboy clients’

Three quarters of construction SMEs say ‘cowboy clients’ are hampering their business, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s UK-wide research into the impact of ‘cowboy clients’ – clients who delay or withhold payment without good reason or make completely unreasonable demands – on small […]

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Gill isn’t your typical downsizer, or is she?

Gill isn’t your typical downsizer, or is she?

York homeowner Gill Bradley-Singleton is not everyone’s typical idea of a downsizer – but recent research by Redrow shows she’s more representative than people might think. Gill left behind a large home in the country to move into something more manageable and closer to town, but this thoroughly modern 70-something didn’t want anything too small […]

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Former presbytery becomes plush student digs – with gym and cinema

Former presbytery becomes plush student digs – with gym and cinema

Student living these days can be more like high class hotels than the squalid digs of the past, An £8.8m student accommodation development by  Leeds-based Clegg Construction has just opened in Sheffield. The scheme for Empiric Student Properties Ltd saw 107 rooms created at Provincial House in Solly Street, in the city’s St Vincent’s Quarter. This […]

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Yorkshire named as ‘top UK investment honeypot’

Yorkshire named as ‘top UK investment honeypot’

As house prices plummet in London, Yorkshire is seen to be holding its own with prices projected to rise by 3.6 per cent over the next five years. The Barclays UK property predictor has delivered the news for Yorkshire as uncertainty continues across much of the UK property market. Ray Withers, CEO, Property Frontiers, said: […]

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Crippling cost of household bills highlighted

Crippling cost of household bills highlighted

Almost 40 per cent of Yorkshire folk are struggling to cope with the rising cost of household bills. A new study has also revealed that the average Brit works 82 per cent (299 days) of the year just to cover these bills. Seventeen per cent say they have already made cutbacks on non‐essential household bills, […]

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Six figure sum to turn disused Yorkshire office block into one bedroom flats

Six figure sum to turn disused Yorkshire office block into one bedroom flats

Specialist lender Together has provided a six-figure sum to breathe new life into a disused office block, as a South Yorkshire-based development company expands its buy-to-let portfolio. The finance company is providing a total of £806,000 to buy and part develop the 1960s-built Fell House in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Property investors Paul Rothwell and Emma […]

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Tighter regulation of landlords and letting agents announced

Tighter regulation of landlords and letting agents announced

All landlords in the private rented sector will soon have to subscribe to an industry ombudsman redress scheme – and agents will have to be qualified and regulated – according to an announcement at the recent Conservative Party conference. Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid used his speech in Manchester to […]

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