Monthly Archives: March 2013

Happiness survey should make you smile

Property portal Rightmove has just published its Happy at Home Index. Far from discovering that it’s grim up north, it seems that the happiest place to live is Harrogate. It also appears that people in Hereford feel safest, but as … Continue reading

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Crazy rules could put consumers at risk

There have been plenty of calls for letting agents to be subject to the same laws as estate agents – and I’m right behind the campaign. It’s crazy that a letting agent, who potentially handles lots of client money, is … Continue reading

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Osborne’s housing aid may at last help Portsmouth

George Osborne’s Budget for an Aspiration Nation at last delivers a help package for the Portsmouth area housing market – or at least it will from the start of 2014. In the past, measures to help people buy homes have … Continue reading

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Batting way above average in home of cricket

In a village with many outstanding properties, there are still homes of sufficient distinction to be batting way above average. And in Hambledon, home to the English institution that is cricket, a property called High Thatch has long been a … Continue reading

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Ex-hotel has all manor of advantages

It’s the constant lament of parents with older children that their offspring treat home like a hotel. It’s at its worst when the kids come back late after a night out – but there is a solution. Buy a manor … Continue reading

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Versatile – and working hard for you

It’s always difficult to make the correct choice of estate agent.  One of the best ways is to ask people you know with a property similar to yours, or who have sold around your area, which agent they found did … Continue reading

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