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How to Have a Plastic-free Christmas

Christmas is a time of peace, goodwill… and often a lot of unnecessary packaging. If you want to make a change, why not host an eco-friendly Christmas this year by following these plastic-free ideas for a happy, healthy holiday? Rethink your wrapping There are several smart and stylish ways to avoid single-use plastic-coated wrapping paper this year. Choose paper without a plastic backing (it’s often thicker and looks more like kraft paper). Keep and reuse wrapping paper...

Don’t get left out in the cold – instruct us in time for Boxing Day

Christmas isn’t quite here yet but we are looking ahead at Boxing Day and the millions of people who start their property search from this point.  Many assume that December is a quiet time for the property market, when interest dies down but quite the opposite is true. Statistics show that hits on property portals spike on Boxing Day and continue to climb between Christmas and New Year. This gives us plenty of time to get perfect marketing in place to get you sold quickly, and...

How to Turn Your Kitchen into the Perfect Entertaining Spot.

Love to entertain at home? Include these important elements in your kitchen design to ensure guests feel comfortable and relaxed, and to make it easy for you to prepare the space, cook up a feast and clean up afterwards.   Squeeze in ample seating If your kitchen-diner isn’t huge, but you still want to welcome guests, think about ways to sneak in more seating. A clever trick is to build a banquette, which is more flexible than the usual table and chairs set-up.   A bench ...

How to use the Front of Your Home to its Best Advantage!

Some will say you can tell a lot about a house by the way the outside looks, from what colour door it has, to the way the homeowners have pruned their garden. To help you make a great first impression with your home, Anglian Home Improvements and Landscaping Expert Gena Lorraine from Fantastic Services have analysed 500 photographs using the popular #doorstagram hashtag on Instagram to give you the lowdown on exterior trends, and provide tips on how to make your home look appealing to vi...

Do I Need Life Insurance to get a Mortgage?

So you’ve had your offer accepted on the house you want to buy, and you’ve just had confirmation of your mortgage approval (great news!), so now all that’s left to do is sort out the insurances that you need to make sure nothing delays you from getting the keys to your brand new home! With so many different insurance policies available, it’s not always clear which ones you definitely need as a legal requirement to get a mortgage, and those that are optional. ...

Fantastic Month For The Commercial Department

Our Commercial Department has had a fantastic October and they are delighted to have completed on four lettings and two sales transactions all within one month! Here are a flavour of the deals that the team have been involved with, ranging from the letting of retail premises to the sale of residential development opportunities and former Church Hall premises. This substantial four Storey property fronting Burnley Road, Rossendale was formerly occupied by a dance studio and offered the pote...

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