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Houseweb – sell your house without an estate agent

Did you know that over 5% of homeowners sell their property without an estate agent? Selling your home using the Internet is now as effective as using an estate agent, with one major difference... You don't pay the agent's commission. … Continue reading
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Rightmove main page changed!

It was normal this morning but I've just done a search and it's changed! Massively! [Yes I really do use rightmove several times a day] Here's a screengrab. You can now filter by newest listed (used to be most recent) … Continue reading
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Appraised

New app called Appraised http://getappraised.net/ - Instant house price appraisals as you browse the market Appraised! helps you identify properties where the seller's price expectations are or are not in line with data the Land Registry holds. Not tried it … Continue reading
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Autumn Statement BTL stamp duty surprise

Stamp Duty for Buy to let and second homes will now be +3% - supports families buying their own home through a 3 percentage point surcharge on rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax on purchases of additional properties like buy … Continue reading
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Appraised add on for chrome

I've installed this and had a mooch through some of my local rightmove property listings. The button shows up in the address bar and reveals interesting info - including the previous prices sold! It's interesting! http://getappraised.net/#whatitdoes
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Lost your EPC?

If you've lost your EPC you can print out a new copy by searching here at EPC register site You can Retrieve Report Using Report Reference Number Retrieve Report Using Property Address
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Mobile phone signal

For some people it's important to have a really excellent mobile phone signal, others want to be as far away from the phone masts as possible. This map allows you to search for phone masts. Near me it shows that … Continue reading
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Welsh Ruins

Lovely site to look at - Welsh Ruins - Has Black & White Large Format Photographs of Derelict Mansions & Farmhouses Throughout Wales Also Included Smaller Domestic, Historic and Industrial Welsh Ruins, Welsh Landscapes & Abstractions Some really interesting photos … Continue reading
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Maps

You can look up the history of your house using maps. The Charles Close Society has maps on their site. In the Maps section they have 'Notable or Interesting Maps' Their digital image section is interesting. This page though is … Continue reading
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Mapnificent!

Mapnificent A really interesting site that shows travel distances - if you commute by bus or tram, and not car or train. Drag the pin around. You can slide the time option too although it is a little slow to … Continue reading
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