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Townhouse shares a hero’s view

There’s good reason for Horatio Nelson’s statue being where it is in Grand Parade, Old Portsmouth. It’s because, should he have been his superhuman heroic self who sacrificed everything on the deck of HMS Victory rather than inert on his … Continue reading

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House ready to perform a major role in your life

A property that can play to its strengths has come onto the market in central Chichester. The three bedroom house is at the end of a Georgian-style terrace at King George Gardens, part of the scheme developed from the former … Continue reading

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Busier times signal a brighter future

It has been a tough few years in the property business but things are now looking much brighter than we had any right to expect even three or four months ago. All the political unrest during the years since the … Continue reading

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£2 million home sale no act of folly

The sale of a property in West Sussex shows that hoping to find buyers for a house worth close to £2 million is not an act of folly. In fact Anne-Marie Green, of Fine and Country estate agents in Emsworth, … Continue reading

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Sail into a property oppportunity

You are unlikely to see any ships if you go to view Trafalgar House in Nelson Road, Southsea. On the other hand, you will quickly recognise that before you is a tremendous opportunity to take ownership of a prime property … Continue reading

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The Laurels offers your own land of seclusion

Few of us can afford to rest on our laurels – but to rest at The Laurels is quite another thing. The Laurels in question is a desirable Edwardian detached home in Queens Road, Waterlooville, secreted behind a high laurel … Continue reading

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Time for home buyers to vote with their feet

So the General Election campaign has finished and it looks like Brexit will be delivered, even though the percentage vote in favour of Brexit was almost a complete reversal of the referendum outcome percentages in 2016! So the certainty is … Continue reading

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Property market poisoned by toxic problem

Problems over high levels of agricultural pollution in local water supplies and harbours could have a major effect on the housing market. That’s the view of Portsmouth estate agent Colin Shairp, who says alarm bells are ringing as a clampdown … Continue reading

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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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