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Leeds leads the way for Yorkshire sales

Leeds leads the way for Yorkshire sales

  The Yorkshire division of national homebuilder, Bellway is currently building on 15 developments across the region, but one site, in a small Leeds suburb has outsold every other one since its launch in 2016. Oak Tree Gardens in Gipton is officially Bellway’s fastest selling development in Yorkshire. Comprising 79 two, three and four bedroom homes, […]

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County’s homes could be heated by vegetable oil within five years

County’s homes could be heated by vegetable oil within five years

Over 9,500 homes in West Yorkshire could be heated by vegetable oil within the next five years, according to a new industry report on the future of rural heating*. Currently, oil heating is one of the most popular choices for those living off the gas grid and a new report from OFTEC, the trade association […]

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Gravestones, tarantula skins and animal skeletons: Strangest items British homeowners have found in new properties

Gravestones, tarantula skins and animal skeletons: Strangest items British homeowners have found in new properties

Whilst it’s nice to be left useful items, such as white goods, curtains or window blinds when moving into a new home, some of the items left behind by vacating occupants are a little disconcerting. According to the poll, as many as one in five new homeowners have discovered something deemed to be ‘unusual’ in […]

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Luxury student accommodation is on the rise, but can anyone afford it?

Luxury student accommodation is on the rise, but can anyone afford it?

Gone are the days of basic bedrooms, dodgy dorms, and awful apartments. Now students can look forward to a new breed of luxury student accommodation; kitted out with flat-screen TVs, en-suite bathrooms and access to communal cinemas and gyms. The only question is: can students really afford these new facilities in the middle of a […]

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Government could ban gazumping in market shake-up

Government could ban gazumping in market shake-up

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has called on the property industry to provide evidence on how buyers and sellers can save time during the property purchase process, with any streamlining of the process through technology also to be considered. One area of focus to make selling and buying cheaper, faster, and less stressful is by tackling […]

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How valuable is your shed?

How valuable is your shed?

Home owners have been warned to ensure their sheds are locked and insured after new research revealed Brits keep thousands of pounds worth of valuables outside in their gardens. Research by shed specialists BillyOh.com has revealed that the average UK homeowner stores as much as £2,234 worth of valuable furniture, tools and bikes in their gardens. They […]

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Winter security advice issued

Winter security advice issued

The Master Locksmiths Association – the leading trade association for the locksmithing profession – has issued winter security advice to homeowners and vehicle owners, as latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) crime statistics show an increase in police reported cases of theft and burglary. The ONS crime statistics for the year ending June 2017 reveal […]

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UK house prices up by 5% in the last year

UK house prices up by 5% in the last year

The value of properties in the UK has risen by five per cent in the last year, adding more than £10,000 to the price of an average home. New figures from HM Land Registry show a typical property sold for £225,956 in August, up from £215,143 in the same month in 2016. Increases over the […]

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St Gemma’s presented with £6,000 following fundraising activities

St Gemma’s presented with £6,000 following fundraising activities

Barratt Developments Yorkshire West, which includes both the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, visited St Gemma’s Hospice recently to present the charity with a cheque for £6,000, forming part of a total of more than £35,000 donated to the hospice by the housebuilder over the past nine years. £1,800 was raised from a coast […]

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One in three Brits regret buying their home, with noisy neighbours the biggest causes

One in three Brits regret buying their home, with noisy neighbours the biggest causes

A great financial deal, the property’s condition and the local amenities are the top factors that convince Britons to purchase their dream homes, yet as many as one third realise it’s not their dream home soon after moving in. Noisy neighbours, unexpected issues in the home and even heavy traffic can be enough to ruin […]

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