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Full Time Career Opportunities In Estate Agency

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Start a new career as a property negotiator / property consultant in 2020, by joining McCarthy Holden at either their Fleet or Hartley Wintney branches in Hampshire. Positions are available at both of these branches, for either individuals already working in estate agency as an experienced negotiator, or for individuals who are currently in a … Read moreFull Time Career Opportunities In Estate Agency

11/11/2019 | Categories: Financial , home , Job Vacancies , lifestyle , property , Uncategorized | full article

Saturday Job Opportunity In Estate Agency

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Working in your local community is such a rewarding job, and Saturday work at McCarthy Holden results in a part time job that provides a great mix of meeting customers in the branch and viewings at properties, so the day is varied. We have several part time positions at both our Hartley Wintney and Odiham … Read moreSaturday Job Opportunity In Estate Agency

11/11/2019 | Categories: economy , Financial , Job Vacancies , lifestyle , Uncategorized | full article

How to Work Colour in your Home – According to the Interior Design Addicts behind Rockett St George

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The duo behind destination decor brand Rockett St George have delved into colour in their new book. Gabrielle Fagan takes a look. Colour has well and truly invaded our homes. In fact, no interiors scheme is complete these days without at least a dash of a punchy shade! That might sound pretty scary, though, if … Read moreHow to Work Colour in your Home – According to the Interior Design Addicts behind Rockett St George

10/11/2019 | Categories: Interior Design , lifestyle | full article

5 Things to Consider if You’re Thinking of Relocating for Work

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From hidden costs to settling into a new community, there’s lots to think about, says Vicky Shaw. Would you up sticks and move away from your area if you were offered better career prospects or a bigger salary? The dilemma of whether to relocate for work or stay put can be tricky to answer – … Read more5 Things to Consider if You’re Thinking of Relocating for Work

10/11/2019 | Categories: house hunting , House Market , lifestyle , property | full article

Want to Measure Up in the Style Stakes? 10 Ways to Embrace this Season’s Geometric Trend

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Gabrielle Fagan reveals simple ways to do the decor maths and ensure your rooms have all the right angles. Shape up if you want stylish rooms this Autumn. Geometrics are figuring on designs for everything from wallpaper to carpets right now, and set to be the most fashionable way of bringing pattern into rooms this … Read moreWant to Measure Up in the Style Stakes? 10 Ways to Embrace this Season’s Geometric Trend

23/10/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design , property | full article

Want to Turn your Home into a Botanical Bolthole? Here’s how 3 Plant Experts Transformed a Hotel

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As the UK’s first ‘jungle hotel suites’ are opened, Hannah Stephenson finds out how to turn your own living spaces into leafy havens. Three designers have come together to show how people can create a horticultural haven in their homes, using tropical flora and fauna. Award-winning biophilic designer and architect Oliver Heath, This Morning’s ‘Mr … Read moreWant to Turn your Home into a Botanical Bolthole? Here’s how 3 Plant Experts Transformed a Hotel

23/10/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design , lifestyle | full article

Flights of Fancy: How to Make the Most of your Staircases, Without Compromising on Safety

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The aesthetic qualities of the humble staircase are too often underrated, says Luke Rix-Standing. Something of a no-man’s land within the home, it’s easy to see why staircases are so often overlooked on the interior style front. Rarely more than a means of getting from A to B, why would you choose to spend time … Read moreFlights of Fancy: How to Make the Most of your Staircases, Without Compromising on Safety

23/10/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design | full article

Outstanding Selection Of New Homes Property For 2020

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As we prepare for 2020, McCarthy Holden are pleased to be offering our best selection of new homes in amazing locations form rural Eversley in Hampshire, to Virginia Water in Surrey. The developers we will be representing in 2020 are as diverse in size and their personal history as you can imagine, but they all … Read moreOutstanding Selection Of New Homes Property For 2020

16/10/2019 | Categories: home , house hunting , Interior Design , New Homes , property , Uncategorized , Video Marketing | full article

How to Give Wildlife a Helping Hand with Hibernation this Winter

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As hibernation season approaches, Hannah Stephenson looks at how gardeners can help creatures bed down for the colder months. As the cool nights arrive, animals are getting ready to hibernate – and there’s plenty gardeners can do to make it easier for them. While the only common creatures that hibernate in this country are hedgehogs, … Read moreHow to Give Wildlife a Helping Hand with Hibernation this Winter

08/10/2019 | Categories: Environment , garden design | full article

Ask an Expert: How do I Teach my Child the Value of Money?

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Psychologist and expert Erik Bohjort outlines the best ways for parents to simply explain financial matters to young children. My nine-year-old son doesn’t understand the value of money. How can I help him grasp the basics of financial matters – or should it be the school that teaches him? Psychologist Erik Bohjort, head of research … Read moreAsk an Expert: How do I Teach my Child the Value of Money?

08/10/2019 | Categories: lifestyle | full article

7 of the Hottest Homeware and Interior Design Trends of 2020

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From gleaming metals and rich opulence, to unfussy, functional pieces, the dawn of a new decade has something for everyone, says Sam Wylie-Harris. It may only be autumn, but interior designers are already predicting how we’re going to be dressing our homes in 2020. So, how’s it looking? To find out, we’ve gone behind the … Read more7 of the Hottest Homeware and Interior Design Trends of 2020

08/10/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design | full article

Instant Customer Reviews at Odiham New Homes Event

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New T A Fisher Homes At Castlebrook The preview event at Castlebrook this weekend was really successful, with visitors / house buyers giving their immediate reviews to camera. We enjoyed helping T A Fisher at the preview event of their new homes at Castlebrook in North Warnborough Hampshire this weekend, with visitors / house buyers … Read moreInstant Customer Reviews at Odiham New Homes Event

08/10/2019 | Categories: Interior Design , New Homes , property , Uncategorized | full article

JAY RAYNER: ‘The Best Foods Operate as a Time Machine’

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The restaurant critic discusses memory, food and Dairylea with Ella Walker, on the release of his latest book. “People have this image of me, face down in whatever’s available,” explains restaurant critic and MasterChef judge Jay Rayner, somewhat irked. He admits that, to an extent, he does play up to that assumption, but beneath all … Read moreJAY RAYNER: ‘The Best Foods Operate as a Time Machine’

27/09/2019 | Categories: home , lifestyle | full article

As Grand Designs Turns 20 Kevin McCloud Shares his Favouite Simple Builds

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From an underground bolthole in Peckham, to an eco-build on the Isle of Skye, Luke Rix-Standing discovers them all. Television isn’t famous for job security, unless, that is, your name is Kevin McCloud. The veteran presenter has fronted Channel 4 property programme Grand Designs since its inception in 1999, and he has no intention of … Read moreAs Grand Designs Turns 20 Kevin McCloud Shares his Favouite Simple Builds

27/09/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design , lifestyle | full article