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don t rush into a home purchase

I know it can be a daunting task for a young person preparing to buy a home for the first time, either on their own or with a partner. All of a sudden some pretty serious responsibilities are about to land on their shoulders. If you are on the verge of purchasing a...

on top of the world with sarah

You may remember me telling you about Sarah and her mountain climbing exploits earlier in the year. Sarah mentioned at the time that she was planning an expedition to the Pyrenees in September. I am pleased to report that she was successful!  Sarah and her lifelong...

home improvement do s and don ts

If you are considering selling or letting a property later this year, you might be thinking about making some improvements to it. A recent Home Improvement Report carried out on behalf of Barclays highlighted some of the UK’s likes and dislikes in the field of home...

home buyer demand highest for 11 years

The number of house hunters has hit its highest level for eleven years. The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) found that there had been a rise of 5% from June to July this year, with an average of 462 applicants per branch member office. They announced that...

how accurate are online valuation tools

I realise that most home owners are interested in knowing what their property is worth, whether they are intending selling or not. In the past the answer would be to ask your local estate agency to pop round and provide a valuation. There is a new trend, however, when...

pigs cheese and ghosts

Think you know Gloucester? I bet there is at least one thing here that you did not know: 1. Roman Retirement Home. Gloucester was founded as a market town by the Romans but by 97AD it was an established colonia. This was an area where retired soldiers could settle and...