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What are the top reasons for moving home?

As we head into autumn, property market activity has seen a rise over the summer as many look to get the home move done and dusted before their holiday or before the kids have to go back to school. Whether you’re looking to upgrade, downsize, start a family or start a new career, a new survey has found that we Brits move home for a wide variety of reasons, but which is most common? The AA looks to answer this question after conducting a study to discover the most popular reasons for ...

Personalising and decorating a rental home

As a tenant, you might find it frustrating if your landlord is refusing to let you re-decorate. Usually, it’s for a good reason; perhaps they may have recently decorated the property or may just want to keep a blank canvas, ready to appeal to all tenants. There are ways around making your rented house feel like a home without decorating,  even if you are unable to make major changes. Lighting If your landlord or previous tenant has left lampshades and they are not to y...

Before and After: How this neglected property was transformed into a stunning family home

Ever thought of taking on an old, worn out property and refurbishing it? Although it is hard work, the satisfaction you feel afterwards is worth it. This property owner went down that route and we have to say they did an amazing job! Sometimes all a property needs a little lick of paint and bit of TLC. Other times all it needs is to be ripped apart and completely refurbished, including the electric and gas aspects – but you should always get a professional to help with this.   ...

Properties to inspire you this back to school week

As we head into September and the leaves start to turn, summer clothes become redundant and a slight chill is in the air, our attention turns from long walks on the beach and drinks in the hot sun to packed lunches, endless homework and those dreaded school uniforms. Yes, it’s back to school season and we know you’re probably jumping for joy on the outside (free time! peace!) but we know you’re secretly going to miss the mess, the empty fridge and those cheeky little faces w...

Homes with beautiful gardens to enjoy over the Bank Holiday weekend

The August bank holiday is almost here and for many of us it means one thing … we are hoping the weather takes a turn for the better and we can enjoy the last of the summer sun with family and friends! So here are a few properties with gardens that would be perfect for enjoying a bank holiday weekend.   Ashfield, New Mill Road, Holmfirth, HD9 7SQ https://www.ryder-dutton.co.uk/properties/11510111/sales Boasting a very large rear garden that is perfect for enterta...

Things you should consider when renting a property

We've seen plenty of properties in our 100 years to know that there is a lot to consider when you are looking for your ideal rental property. Whether you have rented previously or are renting for the first time it can be really easy to fall in love with a property, especially when it has everything you are looking for and you just want to move in as soon as possible! There are a few questions you need to think about before signing up.   Does the location work for you? Som...

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