Monthly Archives: August 2011

Mortgage first – homeowners warned

Mortgage comes first, owners warned Thousands of homeowners are to be warned by taxpayer-owned banks to forget renewing their subscription to Sky TV or buying a new BlackBerry and instead focus on paying their mortgage. More than 30,000 Bradford & … Continue reading
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Too many dolls

We're not the only site that points out odd houses... This site has found a really creepy house full of dolls.
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Reviews of estate agents

Heard about this site recently and was fascinated to read some reviews of companies who operate locally. AllAgents has some great estate agent reviews - well worth reading them if you've ever had trouble getting a veiwing from an estate … Continue reading
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HMO to be rationed in Oxford

Oxford City Council is to become the first authority in the country to enforce a controversial new planning regime which will force landlords to seek planning permission if they intend letting a small property to sharers. It has warned that … Continue reading
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Home ownership in England will slump to just 63.8% over the next decade

Home ownership in England will slump to just 63.8% over the next decade says a report by the Housing Federation. Federation chief executive David Orr points to a predicted drop in home ownership, increasing rents in the private sector and … Continue reading
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Country house Rescue

Another brilliant program for being nosey at posh houses! Country House Rescue 8-9pm on Thursday 1st September 3 of 4 Ruth goes back to Pentille Castle Hotel to see if they followed her advice. Ted and Sarah Coryton have renovated … Continue reading
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New series of Location Location Location starts this week

The new series of Location, Location, Location starts on Wednesday 31st August at 8pm on Channel 4. 1 of 7 Rob and Hilary and searching in HItchin, Hertfordshire for a family home on a budget of £250k Rupreet and Sundeep … Continue reading
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Wallpapering

Wallpapering is more effort than painting but on most walls it'll look better. Ms Millard's article here really makes me laugh. I'm sure she should go and perform at the Fringe next year "How cheaply can you wallpaper a room? … Continue reading
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Renewable energy systems for your home – a good idea or not?

I read somewhere that people might be put off buying a house because it has renewable energy technologies installed! It was quite a shock to me to read that! I can't see how the idea of lower (or no) fuel … Continue reading
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How long for photos?

Not that I'm incredibly impatient but on 23 August 2011 a property got added to my local listings. But with a placeholder for a photo saying photo coming soon. It's now 27th and still no photo! Have they forgotten to … Continue reading
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