Part-ex a good move | Express.co.uk

You might get more for your property through an estate agent if it’s easy to sell, or you’re determined to hang on but in the meantime you might lose the chance to move into the new-build of your dreams.  “We’ve seen a marked increase in people using the part-exchange scheme at our development The Chilterns in Haddenham,” says Mandy Soames, Sales Director of Rectory Homes. “When they hear of the benefits – no estate agency fees, no property chain, a quick sale and market value achieved for their existing property…

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House prices: Surprise increase in property price growth in July

The average UK home now valued at £217,010 having risen from £215,444 the previous month. (Image: GETTY ) The data indicates that house price growth rose to 2.5 per cent in July, up from two per cent in June, with the average UK home now valued at £217,010 having risen from £215,444 the previous month. This moderately positive news comes ahead of the expected rise tomorrow in the Bank of England Base Rate, potentially to 0.75 per cent, which would be the highest level since 2007. However, many experts suggest…

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Festival city is a global hotspot

Starting on Friday, the Scottish capital will welcome thousands of people to its combined Festival Fringe, International Festival, Book Festival and Military Tattoo and the fun doesn’t stop until August 27.  What that tells you about Edinburgh is that the residents know how to have a good time (or at least when to rent out their homes and go on holiday) and the city is both friendly and inventive.  For the past two years it’s also been one of the UK’s property hotspots. In the first two months of 2018…

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Wasps: How to get rid of wasps safely and stop them coming back

Wasps and other pests come hand-in-hand with summer, invading Britons homes and gardens and swarming around food and drinks.  Wasps are usually found in the garden, but with more doors and windows being left open, they can find their way into the home. Along with being irritating, noisy, and unpleasant, they can also give a nasty sting, meaning tackling them can be slightly tricky. But there are many ways to get rid of wasps and stop them coming into your home, both chemically and naturally. Toxic wasp sprays offer one…

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Grass: How to revive dead grass – how long to water grass – top tips

Grass often suffers during the summer months, as a result of rising temperatures. With the present heatwave many of us are trying to bring our dead and browning grass back to live. According to Popular Mechanics, it is possible to revive your sun scorched lawn. How to revive dead grass “It’s worth noting that a brown lawn isn’t always a dead lawn,” the website explains. “Look among the brown, straw-like grass for any surviving green shoots that signal there’s life in your old lawn yet.” First, you need to remove…

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House prices: Increase in June completions reflects steady spring sales numbers

On an adjusted basis, however, the figures dipped by just over five per cent between May and June. Whilst this mornings’ data highlights a dip in transaction numbers on June 2017, given current market circumstances todays figures would suggest that overall in the first half of this year, the total number of homes sold is only 4.5 per cent lower than for the first six months of 2017 with the overall number of homes sold so far this year at 586,530 versus 614,240 for the same period last year, when…

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