Selling your home: The top UK cities for selling a £1 million property fast | Property | Life & Style

With taxes, stamp duty, uncertain buyers and agency fees, it can be difficult to sell your home, especially when it falls into the price bracket of £1 million or more. A recent report by Rightmove has revealed the top places in the UK for shifting homes quickly on the market for £1 million. The Office of National Statistics reported that the average selling price of a home in the UK is £224,000, a much lower amount than those with a £1 million asking price. These homes sell in an average…

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Fleas: How to get rid of fleas in your home this super-flea packed summer | Property | Life & Style

Known for their uncomfortable and unsightly bites, having fleas in the home can be unsanitary, distressing and dangerous for your pet’s health. Infestations can take weeks or months to control, and when fleas infiltrate the home, they seek out warmth by burying into bedding and carpets. According to reports, the UK is set for an invasion of billions of “super fleas”, down to recent weather conditions. They coined their name due to their reported large penises – twice as long as their bodies. Fleas thrive in warm and humid conditions,…

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Video and pictures show tigers introduced to new home at Knowsley Safari in Liverpool | Travel News | Travel

Two Amur tigers, named Sinda and Bira, have recently moved into their new home at Knowsley Safari in the northwestern UK city. Open to the public on 26 May, the new and interactive space allows visitors to stand right next to the majestic big cats. Incredible photos show excited little visitors just a few feet from the stripey beasts, separated by only a wall of glass. “We’ve been developing our new tiger habitat for more than a year and can’t wait for guests to see it,” said Eveline De Wolf,…

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Property: The 20 features that will sell your home face – but does your house have them? | Property | Life & Style

Results show how priorities of modern Britons are drastically changing. Britons now rank reliable broadband and space for a large TV above basic bathroom amenities. 53 per cent said good mobile phone signal was a essential factor when buying a home, ranking higher than a bath tub. Plenty of electrical sockets is also a key feature for buyers, with 59 per cent of Britons ranking it as a ‘must-have’. In a series of surpinging results, it seems modern Britons rank good mobile phone signal as a higher priority when buying…

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George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces: Presenter and team build home in 24 hours in Machynlleth | Property | Life & Style

George Clarke, 43, returned to the screen tonight for a special edition of his Channel 4 show Amazing Spaces to try and prove a home can be built in 24 hours. Grasping inspiration from the 600-year-old legend of the Ty Unnos – a piece of Welsh folklore that claims if you can build a house with four walls, a roof, and have a fire burning in your hearth in less than a day, then the house and the ground beneath it is yours – the presenter and a team of…

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Property slowdown fear as average home costs £308k | Property | Life & Style

Across Britain the price of all properties coming on to the market jumped by £2,343 or 0.8 per cent month-on-month. However, property website Rightmove warned last night that markets around the country are working at different speeds and the overall picture is less buoyant in price growth and number of sales agreed. Director Miles Shipside said: “After six years of continual year-on-year price growth the current market is becoming increasingly price sensitive. “Sellers need to pitch their price at a tempting level to entice buyers as, while there are signs…

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