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The lengths people go to, to land their dream home

The lengths people go to, to land their dream home

Homebuyers may face an emotional rollercoaster when it comes to finding their dream property, but some go to extraordinary lengths to secure a bid. Propertymark asked its members to reveal the extravagant things they have seen buyers do over the years to secure their ideal home. One potential buyer was worried a sale wouldn’t be […]

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Use small outdoor space to create a fruit garden

Use small outdoor space to create a fruit garden

Create a pick-your-own garden with climbing fruit, for the summer. Fruit such as blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and grapes do not need much room. They can grow upwards along a wall, fence, frame or pergola, or even on a balcony. They also offer attractive foliage and blossom in the early summer months. During the summer the […]

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Benefits of buying a brand new home

Benefits of buying a brand new home

It’s New Homes’ Week, and housebuilders are keen to highlight the plus points of choosing a brand new home. Perks identified include cost-savings on energy use, homes built with modern day lifestyles in mind, and neighbours keen to build a community. Housebuilder Barratt celebrates its 60th anniversary during New Homes Week this month, and lists […]

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Simple ways to attract wildlife in to your garden

Simple ways to attract wildlife in to your garden

With almost 600 different species of birds living in the UK, and 2.5 million grey squirrels, there is plenty of wildlife out there to enjoy within your garden. Garden building supplier, Tigersheds, linked with a range of experts to offer five useful tips on how to make gardens more wildlife-friendly. Plant smaller shrubs For those looking […]

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A dozen ways to increase the value of your home (and by how much..)

A dozen ways to increase the value of your home (and by how much..)

A growing number of home owners are choosing to upgrade their current property rather than move house. According to a recent study from Hiscox, 15 per cent of homeowners elected to improve rather than move in 2017 – up from just three per cent in 2013. The trend is even more pronounced among millennials, with […]

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Illuminated garden furniture is lighting the way

Illuminated garden furniture is lighting the way

The Space Age, retro styled, EXO range from MY Furniture is a stunning outdoor lighting furniture and accessory range that will light up your garden, patio or balcony from just £44.99. The EXO range comes in a wide range of styles, including an Easy Chair, Table Light, Ice Bucket, Cube Light and small and large Sphere Lights.  […]

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Easy ways to break the law in your own garden

Easy ways to break the law in your own garden

From planting problematic new trees to keeping wind fallen fruit and flowers, home owners should be aware of  eight surprising ways they could break the law in their own gardens. Garden experts have published a list of eight things people should avoid doing in their gardens this spring and summer if they want to stay […]

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Be healthy and save money by growing your own vegetables

Be healthy and save money by growing your own vegetables

It is predicted that the cost of fruit and vegetables will rise up to eight per cent after Brexit, and with the UK becoming more health conscious and the launch of initiatives to tackle obesity, there is more emphasis on getting our daily greens than ever before. Figures reveal that the average weekly food shop […]

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Yorkshire residents still consider childhood home to be their ‘real’ home 

Yorkshire residents still consider childhood home to be their ‘real’ home 

Home is where the heart is, but for many of us, it’s the house we grew up in – not where we live now, according to a study. Researchers polled 2,000 UK adults and found six in 10 of people from Yorkshire consider their childhood residence to be their ‘true’ home. Nostalgia is the overriding […]

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Not so smart: 73% Brits don’t understand their smart home terminology

Not so smart: 73% Brits don’t understand their smart home terminology

If the most you use technology for is to check your emails and post a few cat videos on Facebook, the time has come to get with the programme. Tech is advancing at a terrifying rate, and if you don’t keep up with the latest developments, you might end up getting left behind. The (kind […]

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