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Converting empty spaces above shops could help solve the housing crisis

Converting empty spaces above shops could help solve the housing crisis

More than 90 per cent of MPs think that converting empty spaces above shops could help reverse the current housing shortage, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The survey results, which have been published this week alongside a new research report by the FMB entitled ‘Homes on our high streets’, […]

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Safety checks that could saves lives this Christmas

Safety checks that could saves lives this Christmas

Home owners should ensure their gas appliances have been checked before the Christmas festivities get underway, according to a gas safety technology specialist. Gas Tag says booking a Gas Safe registered engineer to visit during the next two weeks will help to reduce the number of incidents during the holiday period. Christmas is the most […]

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Blue Bell Inn on market for the first time in seventeen years

Blue Bell Inn on market for the first time in seventeen years

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has been instructed to sell the Blue Bell Inn, ideally located overlooking the village green in Weaverthorpe on the Wolds. The four star country inn is situated about 13 miles from Scarborough and Filey, and 15 miles from Bridlington, all popular east coast resorts and 16 miles from […]

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People ‘twice as happy’ in new homes from smaller building companies

People ‘twice as happy’ in new homes from smaller building companies

Consumers are twice as likely to be ‘very satisfied’ with the quality of their new home if it was built by a small and medium-sized house builder, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders. Key results from the FMB’s research into satisfaction rates among people who have bought a home in the […]

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Housebuilder jazzes up show home launch at West Ayton

Housebuilder jazzes up show home launch at West Ayton

By now, most of us are thinking about Christmas – the present buying, ordering of food and those all-important parties and gatherings. And when it comes to families, Linden Homes East Yorkshire also has plenty to celebrate – with the seasonal opening of a brand new show home at its latest development, complete with jazz […]

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Yorkshire postcodes among those with best returns to landlords

Yorkshire postcodes among those with best returns to landlords

New research has revealed the postcodes that deliver the greatest yields for buy-to-let investors, with Sheffield featuring in the top five cities. The study by TotallyMoney found Liverpool postcodes led the way for best returns to landlords. However, it is far from the only location in which a large and healthy return can be made […]

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What do buyers really look at in your home? Eye tracking technology reveals all…

What do buyers really look at in your home? Eye tracking technology reveals all…

Property sellers have been given an invaluable insight into the minds of buyers, with the latest eye tracking technology used to reveal what people really look at during viewings. Researchers followed prospective buyers as they toured available properties wearing spectacles tracking their eye movements. Some 27 per cent of time was spent looking at furnishings, […]

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A Christmas move doesn’t have to drain your festive funds

A Christmas move doesn’t have to drain your festive funds

This time of year, more than most, is when budgeting really counts.Christmas can be an expensive time, with all those presents to buy and food and drink to stock up on. However, if you are also thinking about moving house during the festive season, there is some reassurance that it can be more affordable than […]

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Don’t be an accidental garden law breaker

Don’t be an accidental garden law breaker

Thousands of British gardeners are at risk of becoming unwitting criminals due to a lack of knowledge of basic gardening laws, experts have claimed. Now experts from GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have published the top seven little known gardening laws to help Britons understand what they should and shouldn’t do in their gardens. The list covers common issues such as […]

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Beat burst pipe misery as Britain braces for the big freeze

Beat burst pipe misery as Britain braces for the big freeze

As Britain faces sub-zero temperatures this week, leading rural insurer NFU Mutual is advising homeowners to prepare their property for winter’s worst. Statistics from NFU Mutual show that in 2016 claims for mopping up damage caused by burst pipes averaged a massive £5,000. As the Met Office predicts freezing conditions across much of the UK […]

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