Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bing maps

Bing maps is different from Google maps - so should show a different date of the photo. Well worth a look!
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Most expensive street in the UK?

Victoria Road in Kensington, west London, has been named as the most expensive for property in England and Wales by website Mouseprice.com. Want to google view it? This is the top of the road by Kensington Gardens 8 bedroom house … Continue reading
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Environment search

The Environment search can cover: Land Contamination Neighbourhood Nuisance, e.g. proposed erection of mobile masts or effluent plants Common Land Ownership and Rights of Commoners Village Green and Grass Verge Ownership Town & Country Planning applications and history Civil Aviation … Continue reading
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His and hers baths!

Amazing bathroom in this wonderful house in Edinburgh! I've never seen a bathroom like this before - no more arguing about who gets the tap end! Amazing house in Merchiston which has been renovated very nicely. Huge kitchen and dining … Continue reading
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How big is the property?

Have a look at the EPC for a property, at the top right hand corner of the full EPC it gives the habitable area of the property in sq metres (not including garages etc.) That way you can determine the … Continue reading
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Up my street

Useful website - http://www.upmystreet.com/ They give you Neighbourhood snapshot for the area, photos nearby, events and activities, property for sale, help finding your nearest school and shop etc, and forums.
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House jokes

I'm going to collate all the housing jokes I can find... Might even get my sketchbook out and draw some cartoons if I feel inspired enough! If you buy a house with a 125% mortgage, you own less of the … Continue reading
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Another search to think about

When you're looking at an area you can do searches for "land for sale" and see whether there's any land being sold off by either the council or landowners. Bear in mind any affect of a new development might have … Continue reading
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Ready to make an offer?

Thinking about making an offer If you’re at the stage where you’re thinking about making an offer, then I hope you’ve viewed twice, preferably taking someone else with you for a second pair of eyes. I hope you’ve asked all … Continue reading
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Drive by viewings

Drive by viewings You should always visit the area before you make your actual viewing. It’ll give you a chance to have a look at the street in advance. You should be looking at parking problems on the road, the … Continue reading
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