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Ready welcome awaits in Welsh Drayton

There’s no diminishing the enthusiasm of Portsmouth estate agent Colin Shairp, particularly when it comes to marketing homes in the “Welsh avenues” in Drayton. In fact in just Carmarthen Avenue alone, Colin is now offering his fourth property this year … Continue reading

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House with a history that’s packed with surprises

Many houses claim to have history but often they are small beer compared with a spectacular property in the heart of Southsea. Brankesmere, set in a walled garden beside Queens Crescent, has a past that includes brewing combined with the … Continue reading

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Plenty of reasons to want the ‘house for all seasons’

A late Victorian house bearing many of the architectural features that were to become popular in the following Edwardian era is waiting to delight buyers in Rowlands Castle. Cranmere House, in Bowes Hill, is described as a “house for all … Continue reading

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Admirable backstory to imposing villa

Estate agent Colin Shairp is expecting a tidal wave of interest in a Drayton property that has just come onto the market through his Fine and Country branch. It’s a property he knows well – it was among the first … Continue reading

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Brexit should not be your home purchase deal-breaker

It’s a familiar question: “Should I buy a different house before Brexit is a done deal or should I stay where I am now?” There’s only one answer: “Of course you should move if that’s what you want to do.” … Continue reading

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National Housing Market Outlook June 2018

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Good news for the unlucky 12 at Horndean

The last house marketed in the Durlands Road area of ever-popular Horndean by Colin Shairp of Fine and Country Southern Hampshire attracted 13 viewings. Of those 13, one struck lucky with a successful offer which left an unlucky 12 still … Continue reading

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