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The growing importance of our gardens – how outdoor space is driving house moves

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No one could have predicted at the start of 2020 that we’d spend a fair chunk of the next year (and then some…) mainly staying at home. Much anticipated holidays put on hold, mini breaks cancelled and even day trips impossible. Our individual worlds, for all their differences, all shrunk dramatically. It’s no wonder, therefore, …

Having a Covid-safe move

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We’re now over a year on from when we were first told to stay home and save lives. Yet despite many aspects of our lives being put on hold over that time, apart from the first few months removals have been able to continue on as before. Obviously with a few tweaks here and there …

The most expensive streets in Leeds – happy house hunting!

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There are lots of lovely areas in Leeds to choose to settle in. Alwoodley, Chapel Allerton, Horsforth, Meanwood, Headingley, Adel, Roundhay, Garforth to name just a few – we’re spoilt for choice! However, research by Leeds Live has revealed there’s just one street in Leeds where the average house sold in 2019 went for more …

Eight top tips for downsizers

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A survey by Nationwide Building Society a couple of years ago revealed that just a third of over 55s in the UK planned to downsize. The reasons for not wanting to were varied, but for many people the reason they wanted to stay put was space. Space to host family, space for a lifetime of …

New year, new home

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This week started with ‘Blue Monday’ – apparently the most depressing day of the year (good we’ve got that out of the way for 2020 then!). The reasons January 20th allegedly saw us all miserable was due to a combination of the weather, the fact it’s been a long time since the last pay day, …

Deck the halls with boughs of holly….and an on trend Christmas tree

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An article caught our eye earlier this month looking at how Christmas decoration trends have changed over the last decade. Although a lot of people probably still have the same tree they’ve had for years (and even the same box of baubles and tinsel passed down through the family), for many others Christmas decorations have …

Planning a winter move

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The weather has definitely taken a turn into the wintery – and Christmas is only a few weeks away. The seasons are changing! As a removal firm we often find that people are nervous of moving house in the winter. It’s a fear we understand – what if the weather is really bad? What if …

7 top tips to make packing for your move a breeze

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Once you’ve found your new home, the sales process is underway, the mortgage secured – the next most scary part of the home moving process, people tell us, can often be the packing! We appreciate that packing up everything you own can seem like a daunting process – so much so, it’s easy to put …

Leaving on a jet plane – Planning for an overseas move

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According to the Office for National Statistics, around 345,000 people emigrated from the UK in the year to September 2018. Apparently around 5.5 million British citizens now live in other countries – that’s almost one in 10 of the population! Australia is the most popular place to go, followed by Spain, America and Canada.   …

Yorkshire property prices boom – as gazumping makes a comeback

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It’s official – the North is better than the South! That is, when it comes to the latest house price index. It’s good news for Yorkshire – the Nationwide house price index puts the region as the top performing area in England. In the last quarter, properties in the region have risen three per cent …

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