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How are home sales affected on the creepiest named roads in the UK?


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30 Oct 2017

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Halloween is right around the corner but for people living on streets such as Vampire Road and Coffin Close, it could be Halloween all year long!

 

There are approximately 30 scary road names in the UK with some not having a single property sale for 10 years....

Protecting your home from Halloween pranks!


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16 Oct 2017

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On the day of Halloween the catastrophes at home reach hair-raising levels, research from an insurance provider showed that malicious damage claims hit 160% in 2016, meaning homeowners should take extra care in 2017.

Halloween egging, spray paint and teepeeing pranks are the Halloween trick stereotypes, but damage and loss that you can’t just wash down can haunt you until Christmas. Things such as fires, broken windows are all serious malicious damage, while there is also the possibility of theft, as often people are out of their homes this means burglars are more likely to strike. Although Halloween is often innocently celebrated there are some who use it as an excuse for some more sinister behavior.
Here are our tips to protecting your home:

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Over a quarter of house buyers chose to buy their property on the first viewing


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2 Oct 2017

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A survey of over 1,700 house buyers who have purchased their home in the last 12 months has revealed that they decided to buy the property based on the strength of their first viewing.

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Housing will be ‘top’ of the political agenda this autumn


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21 Aug 2017

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The UK housing crisis will be top of the political agenda in September and October when the main political parties hold their party conferences, a leading expert has predicted.

 

With house prices continuing to rise across many parts of the UK, owed largely to the shortage of housing supply, attention is now turning to housing policy, especially the delivery of new homes, with the Conservatives yet to implement many of the changes mooted in the housing white paper published earlier this year....

What’s Britain’s most affordable place in the UK for first-time buyers?


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7 Aug 2017

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Burnley has been named the most affordable place to purchase a property for first-time buyers, boasting average house prices of under £85k.

 

Despite the fact that, since the start of the millennium, average house prices have increased by 181% and the number of first time buyers had decreased by 27%, the Pendle area remains one the most affordable regions regarding cost and a good ratio versus expected earnings in the area....