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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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Hunt is on to find Yorkshire’s best community building projects

Hunt is on to find Yorkshire’s best community building projects

A two-month search to find Yorkshire and Humber’s most inspirational and community beneficial property projects is underway, following the opening of entries for the RICS Awards 2018, Yorkshire & Humber. The annual RICS Awards celebrate the region’s top built initiatives and developments – in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure – that provide significant value […]

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Mass boiler breakdowns predicted as freezing weather hits Yorkshire

Mass boiler breakdowns predicted as freezing weather hits Yorkshire

With temperatures forecast to drop to two degrees and cold weather expected to hit Yorkshire next week, households are being urged to get their homes winter ready to avoid a cold weather disaster. As the winter chill sets in and cold temperatures grip the region, British Gas is predicting that its engineers will visit 1,350 […]

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Don’t get left in the dark this Christmas – festive lights safety advice for Yorkshire and Humber homeowners

Don’t get left in the dark this Christmas – festive lights safety advice for Yorkshire and Humber homeowners

With almost five million Brits having already put up their Christmas decorations one leading organisation is urging the 5.4 million-plus residents in Yorkshire and Humber to stay safe over the festive period. NICEIC, the UK’s leading body for registered electricians, says many householders are often unaware of the extra dangers that can arise from plugging […]

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AUTUMN BUDGET: Stamp duty abolished immediately for most first time buyers

AUTUMN BUDGET: Stamp duty abolished immediately for most first time buyers

Stamp duty will be scrapped immediately for first-time buyers of homes below £300,000, as the Chancellor put Britain’s housing crisis at the heart of today’s Budget. Philip Hammond said the move would cut the tax for 95 per cent of first-time buyers – and abolish it altogether for 80 per cent of them. “When we […]

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