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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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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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Sky’s the limit as Yorkshire estate agent embraces roof top living

Sky’s the limit as Yorkshire estate agent embraces roof top living

A Leeds estate agent is predicting the sky’s the limit as a Yorkshire town’s latest homes trend gathers pac.e Roof top living has been embraced by other cities in ever increasing numbers – and now it is adding a new dimension to the town centre in Harrogate. No fewer than 5 of the 8 townhouses […]

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RICS calls for funding for housing across Yorkshire

RICS calls for funding for housing across Yorkshire

Urgent action is needed to ensure the delivery of affordable homes in Yorkshire and Humber, to fill funding gaps for vital infrastructure in the region, and to boost skills to ensure the delivery of both. So says the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, with members hoping the Chancellor will focus on three key areas to  boost […]

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Yorkshire adults fear parents’ judgement when it comes to house cleanliness

Yorkshire adults fear parents’ judgement when it comes to house cleanliness

Once we fly the nest and set up home, as adults Yorkshire still cannot escape the fear of disapproval from parents – with one in five (17%) worrying most about their parents’ opinions when welcoming them into their homes, according to German home appliance manufacturer Vorwerk. However, Yorkshire is less effected by the opinions of […]

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