Unusual flat

This flat is for sale. It's got a very unique style
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Do you live in an interesting house?

BBC One is looking for people who live in interesting homes and want to try out a home swap holiday in Britain for a new television series.
You could enjoy a unique holiday experience in a stunning part of Britain...
Do you live in an interesting home you'd be happy to swap with someone elsewhere in the UK for a short break?
Would you like the chance to have a new experience and discover local cuisine, sightseeing that goes beyond the guide book and an authentic place to stay?
Do you live in an interesting property such as a converted church, a charming cottage, a super modern apartment, a historic building, a period house or a unique space?
Do you want a UK short break and the chance to discover a new area?
Do you like the idea of a house swap holiday, but have never tried it?
If so we want you to get in touch.
Please email kieran.mccarthy@bbc.co.uk for an application form.
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Mousemesh

Got issues with mice getting in to your home? You need mousemesh!

Mousemesh pest proofing air brick cover (small Black) 95mmx245mm Mousemesh is considered to be one of the only truly preventative measures currently available on the market to date.
This unique innovative product has been recognized and endorsed by being awarded Best Humane wildlife Innovation by PETA.
these products are designed to be a long term solution to an age old problem. This ethical eco friendly approach to pest control offeres the opportunity to prevent rather than cure.
We and many others feel that these products have real benefits to human health in terms of preventing the spread of disease via the contamination of food stuffs.
As well as the damage to property and the stress of having a problem with pests bring. Do not use for airbricks ventilating gas appliances.

Moushmesh products at Amazon
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Rude street names

As a child, it always made me laugh going through villages like Wyre Piddle (Wyre Piddle is a village and civil parish in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire). Piddle-in-the-hole is no longer a placename but gets mentioned in Hansard
Rude Street names article
Are there any funny place names or street names where you live?
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How much help can estate agents be?

In a busy market they will not be interested in you if you are dithering about, or are not sure what you actually want.
First make a list of everything you want from your house.
Budget, number of rooms, parking, garage, garden size. Every item you add will help you work out what you're looking for.
This is important to give you an idea of what you are actually after. Sit down and compare lists with the person you are buying a house with. Do you have the same list of requirements?
Draw an area on rightmove and set up alerts to get the new properties emailed to you. You can set many of these up if you are looking at a couple of areas.
Sometimes you can register with all the local estate agents - you can actually do it via rightmove. Despite the internet being a strong search place you can still call in at most estate agent offices and speak to someone who might pull a property out that you hadn't considered.
They will want a clear budget from you - but feel free to look at houses that have been on the market for a long time over your budget. There is always a deal to be done, and if not then it's why the house isn't selling. You might get in at the right moment that someone is fed up of not having an offer at the price they want.
If you view and don't like a property then try to work out what was wrong with it - if the kitchen was too small then the estate agent will know not to show you more like that unless extention work has been done.
Generally all houses on the same street will have identical layouts. Unless any have had extensions or alterations that is.
Estate agents can only show you what they've got on their lists. And some will push what they've got that isn't selling.

If there's an EA not using rightmove check their site and speak to them about being emailed about possibles.

But research research research.

Keep notes on what goes for sale in your preferred area and what is selling. Know the market. Ring and ask about anything above your price bracket that's been on a while.

Does propertysnake.co.uk still work? That can point out long unsold ones.
By viewing stuff that's almost right you'll start to work out what's important. View different style houses to the ones you think you want. A victoria house might just be the thing you want rather than a modern new build. Try to view as many properties as you can. Don't be frightened of being the first viewer in when a house comes on the market though.
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Best heating

http://www.bestheating.com
Radiators, heated towel rails, electric heating, underfloor heating and boilers & stoves. All available at Best Heating. They have a BTU calculator which helps you work out what size radiator you need in a room. Best Heating - radiators in all colours and sizes. Black, white, anthracite, chrome and stainless! I haven't ever seen so many different sizes and shapes! They are incredibly! If you're looking for the perfect radiator to finish your home then this is the place to look. If you need a tiny radiator that will look really stylish then they've got some amazing ones! Narrow and tall ones to fit in small rooms! An amazing choice.
Delivery is free on all UK mainland orders (additional surcharges may be payable to the following destinations – Scottish Highlands, Lowlands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of White and Jersey)
Speedy delivery - despatched same day if ordered before 4pm!
30-day money back guarantee.
They also do a trade account which gives discounts!
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Rated People – how to get building and repair work done easily


Rated people is the easy way to get quotes off tradesmen. Even if you have a yellow pages or a thompson delivered then you might have noticed it's a bit thin! So where do you find good quality tradesmen to fit a new kitchen, do some tiling or sort out the plumbing problems? Rated People allows you to list your job easily and without any fuss. Just sit back and you'll start getting quotes from local tradesmen interested in doing the job.

How does this benefit you? Saves you time and effort ringing up workmen to get quotes. All that faffing about on the phone leaving messages and then giving them information about the job over the phone.
There are Tradesmen ratings which allow you to confidently hire a tradesman you can trust
Saves time and money as you get the best 3 quotes directly
And there's no obligation to hire tradesman. If you change your mind you don't have to book anyone!

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US Weird Real Estate Listings

Looney Listing
Weird Real Estate Listings and Strange Listing Photos


if you like looking at houses on rightmove then join us on Interesting Houses - a facebook group for 'houses you might like to live in. Or not.' Join and share the houses you love or hate!
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Graham and Green Spring collection

Graham & Green Spring Collectionivory ark
Graham & Green sell not only amazing wallpaper but they also have eveything you need to make your home look really beautiful.
Furniture
Lighting
Mirrors
Home Accessories
Kitchen
Bathroom
Bedroom
Wallpaper
Gifts
Spring
Outlet - *new* outlet packed full of great offers -From furniture to lighting, upholstery to bedroom and kitchen items, the stunning Graham & Green are offering hundreds of beautiful pieces at discounted rates right now.

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Whoops! Estate agent signs vandalised

Someone's made some changes to estate agent signs in London - see this story at the metro paper
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