Monthly Archives: March 2014

WHO SAYS PRINT IS DEAD? ………PROBABLY THE MAJOR PROPERTY PORTALS!!!

Research shows that around 90% of property searches now start on-line, with the main property portals, most notably Rightmove and Zoopla, attracting the majority of this audience. But despite this, reports of the ‘death of print’ have been greatly exaggerated. … Continue reading

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Soaring seaside views from penthouse

As the song says, we do love to be beside the seaside. But from nine floors up, the advantages become even more apparent as a penthouse apartment in Boscombe clearly demonstrates. In fact, on a clear day you can take … Continue reading

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Old house is a fast mover!

There’s a lot more than meets the eye to a house that came onto the market in Old Portsmouth and its appeal was not lost on potential buyers. Colin Shairp, of Fine and Country Southern Hampshire, was instructed to sell … Continue reading

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Crimea connection for seafront home

What’s the connection between the current political upheaval in Ukraine and a property for sale on Eastney seafront? The answer lies in Bombardier Thomas Wilkinson, winner of the Victoria Cross, which he received personally from Queen Victoria in June 1857. … Continue reading

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Colin blows his money on sailing treat

It’s not always plain sailing when you need to raise funds for charity. And as a long-time charity supporter, estate agent Colin Shairp realised that although his winning bid for a lot at a charity dinner had beaten all the … Continue reading

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Quaint cottage look hides big surprises

Appearances can be deceptive when you view a house from the road. Take a “country cottage” at World’s End for instance. It looks like a quaint cottage but Apless Farm is ready to deliver big surprises, even more than might … Continue reading

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Rare gem in the heart of Hamble

Hamble is a world famous village once bristling with old houses. Sadly, few of them remain but among the survivors is a rare gem called, appropriately enough, The Old House set beside The Square in the heart of the village, … Continue reading

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