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The top 20 property turn-offs revealed…

Damp, bad smells, poor maintenance and broadband blackspots top list of potential homebuyers’ deal breakers, according to a new survey. The research, commissioned by GoCompare home insurance, revealed signs of damp as the number one reason buyers would be deterred from purchasing a property, with other deal breakers including being in a poor state of […]

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What will you be doing for Gas Safety Week?..

Gas Safety Week again this year, which takes place from 17-23 September 2018, and the NAEA are encouraging all of it’s members to get involved too, to help raise awareness about the importance of gas safety. But of course we are not the only ones getting involved – the eighth annual Gas Safety Week will […]

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Energy switch trial brings savings..

Loyal and elderly energy customers have saved at least £261 a year each in a collective switching trial run by the industry regulator Ofgem. Some 50,000 people who had typically been on the same variable tariff for six years with one of the big six suppliers were involved in the trial. The scheme was based […]

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Living Wage fails to cover families’..

Living Wage fails to cover families’ basic needs, charity finds. Low-earning parents working full-time are still unable to earn enough to provide their family with a basic, no-frills lifestyle, research suggests. A single parent on the National Living Wage is £74 a week short of the minimum income needed, according to the Child Poverty Action […]

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We’ll be running the Salford 10k in September 2018 for St Ann’s Hospice..

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. Every completion from the 1st August 2018 until the race I’ll be donating £50.00 per completion on each house sale here at the Chorlton & Didsbury office. So Jack, me, James, Simon and my lovely wife Lucy will all be aiming to complete the Salford […]

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Regular exercise ‘best for mental health’..

Regular physical activity lasting 45 minutes three to five times a week can reduce poor mental health – but doing more than that is not always beneficial, a large US study suggests. A total of 1.2 million people reported their activity levels for a month and rated their mental wellbeing. People who exercised had 1.5 […]

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n the M16 property market, timing is everything; here’s why..

We can’t remember a time when there’s been more excitement about the M16 property market. We’re having more and more conversations with the buyers and sellers we advise who realise that they’ve ‘timed their runs’ perfectly. As we’ve seen many times before; as the market turns a corner, momentum starts building very fast. It can’t […]

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UK house price growth accelerates, Halifax says..

UK house prices picked up last month, rising at the fastest annual pace since November, the Halifax has said. The lender says prices in the three months to July rose by 3.3% from a year earlier, with the average cost of a house hitting a record £230,280. Prices in July rose a stronger-than-expected 1.4% from the […]

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Phone etiquette: How not to lose friends..

They’re the first thing many of us look at in the morning and the last thing at night. Our phones are never far from our side and we’re checking them every 12 minutes, according to Ofcom. It’s a love affair that looks set to last so we’ve come up with five rules of phone use worth […]

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Bank of England raises UK interest rates..

The Bank of England has raised the interest rate for only the second time in a decade. The rate has risen by a quarter of a percentage point, from 0.5% to 0.75% – the highest level since March 2009. While the decision means that the 3.5 million people with variable or tracker mortgages will pay […]