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UK pet ownerships reaches all time high

Pets have always been the go-to companions for many people in the UK. They can help to combat loneliness and, in some cases, help with people’s mental health. According to dataloft figures, 1 in 3 households owns a dog, and just under 1 in 3 owns cats with indoor birds, rabbits and hamsters making up the top five most popular pets. As someone who is an avid fitness fanatic, when

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Were the wise men better off gifting property instead of gold?

The story of the Three Wise Men gifting gold to the baby Jesus has been told for centuries, but what if one of them had given him something else? Had the Magi known about the value of property, they could have given the gift of a house and it would have grown in value much faster than gold has done over the past 10 years. Let’s explore the numbers and

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The Growing Demand for Garden Space in Homes 

Gardens and green space are becoming increasingly important features for home movers and renters alike. According to recent surveys by the Property Academy, 87% of home movers and 72% of renters state that a garden is an important factor when looking for a new property. This trend has been further supported by Rightmove’s latest data, which ranks gardens as one of the top five key search terms used by prospective

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New Home Building is on the Rise

According to recent reports, 193,658 new build homes have been registered this year alone. This is the highest total of new builds since before the Global Financial Crisis. In light of this news, let’s take a look at why new build homes have become so popular and what benefits they offer to home movers. The Benefits of a New Build HomeWhen it comes to buying a home, energy efficiency is

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75% of home movers rate local community as important…

One of the things I have enjoyed the most about working in Thornton Heath is that the area has always had a very strong community feel about it. It’s one of the main reasons I still live and work in the area. The local community always gets involved with local and major societal causes such as when the Olympic torch passed through the area coming down the popular Brigstock Road.

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Stamp duty cuts offers fresh savings.

Stamp Duty has been abolished on the first £250,000 of any property purchase, (up from £125,000), making an immediate saving of up to £2,500 for home buyers. Close to half (47%) of all sales in England over the past year were under £250,000. First-time buyers could save up to £6,250, because they will now be exempt from stamp duty on the first £425,000. The purchase price at which they can

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