Make a home fire plan to prevent potential tragedy

It’s everyone’s worst nightmare – a fire ravaging their home, destroying belongings or, even worse, killing or seriously injuring a loved one inside. The sad fact is that every year in the UK, hundreds of people die or are seriously injured after a fire breaks out in their home. Yet, despite fire plans being compulsory […]

Ideal first time buyer home in town centre location

Hoxton Road, Scarborough, £119,950 Mid-terrace three bedroom property close to the local amenities, local schools and the town centre. The downstairs briefly comprises a lounge, dining room, modern kitchen and utility room. Upstairs, the generous landing has a small window through which there are glimpses of the sea and access to the loft. The bathroom […]

Former astronaut gives advice on how to flat share successfully

A former NASA astronaut has been appointed as a House Share Goodwill ambassador by a flatshare site, to give advice on how to live happily with others in limited space. The International Space Station is a cramped assortment of corridors, labs and claustrophobic crew quarters. But despite the lack of privacy and personal space in […]

Launch of UK’s first green home mortgage

The UK’s first green home mortgage is to be launched in Yorkshire. Housebuilder, David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East, is working with Barclays Bank to launch the mortgage, which will be available at its Pembridge Park development in Doncaster. The mortgages have lower interest rates because qualifying homes are all energy efficient, meaning customers can now […]

House prices still on the up across Yorkshire

A lack of stock again drove property prices up last month in Yorkshire and Humberside, according to figures from a market survey. Spring is usually the start of what is the busiest time for Yorkshire and Humber’s housing market, but according to the monthly RICS UK Residential Market Survey it failed to pick-up during May […]

Pitfalls of the house buying process revealed

Buying a first home in Britain is still very difficult for most, according to a just released First Time Buyer Index. Of those currently looking to buy their first home, almost nine in 10 (89 per cent) think it is difficult to get on the property ladder – slightly down from August 2017 (93 per […]