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House prices forecast to keep rising in 2017, but at half the speed


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29 Dec 2016

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There has been a noticeable slowdown in house price growth this year, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), with figures on course to end 2016 at about 6.5% overall. 

A ‘chronic shortage’ of supply will see transactions drop to around 1.15 million in 2017 from around 1.25 million in 2016, according to forecasts....

13 spooky reasons that put people off buying an old property


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31 Oct 2016

Spooky house with barren trees and mist in front of it

 

The nation’s fear of the supernatural is putting them off buying older homes, according to a new survey.

 

Signs of mice, bats in the attic and squeaky floorboards are giving Brits the creeps and are some of the top excuses given for not purchasing an older property, research from Skipton Building Society revealed. ...

5 surprising factors that could increase or decrease the value of your home


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1 Aug 2016

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Research suggests that location is the still the most important aspect when it comes to house prices, but here are five surprising factors that could increase or decrease the value of your home!   

 

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Castle with moat and jousting field on sale for £800,000 - what’s the catch?


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20 May 2016

Wigmore

 

A UK castle with its own moat and jousting field is on the market for a modest £800,000.

 

The only catch is that Wigmore Castle, in Herefordshire, has been a ruin for almost 400 years.

 

The castle was officially founded in 1067, although there is thought to have been a fortress on the site as early as 921....

Upcycling – This man transformed a £700 Beetle into £5,000 of furniture


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10 May 2016

 Upcycling

 

Upcycling – the trend of turning unwanted objects into prized possessions – is sweeping the nation.

 

The process is not only good for the environment but also encourages creativity and one man has turned an unloved VW Beetle into 20 pieces of furniture and household items worth an estimated £5,000!...