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Brexit Uncertainty Brings Uplift In Top End House Rentals

There is an unexpected short term boost in the higher end of the residential rental market going on right now, because of austere house purchase stamp duty levels and Brexit uncertainty. A number of high end house buyers are deciding to pop into a property rental for the next year or so, using the stamp … Read moreBrexit Uncertainty Brings Uplift In Top End House Rentals

18/09/2018 | Categories: economy , home , House Market , property | full article

A First Look At Commended Images From Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2018

At McCarthy Holden we strive to deliver great photography and video content for property marketing, so this is a welcome opportunity to preview a selection of shots which have been released in the run-up to the popular exhibition. Sarah Marshall recommends where to go to see the action for real. Covering every corner of our … Read moreA First Look At Commended Images From Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2018

14/09/2018 | Categories: lifestyle , Uncategorized | full article

Perk Up Your Patio With Autumn Pots Of Colour

As the new season approaches, plant some pretty pots to brighten the scene. Hannah Stephenson digs up top tips. As pots of tired summer bedding are tipped onto the compost heap to make way for autumn and winter flowers, there are certain things you should do now to ensure your container plants for the cooler … Read morePerk Up Your Patio With Autumn Pots Of Colour

14/09/2018 | Categories: garden design , home , House Market , property | full article

3 Stylish Home Decor Trends For Autumn – And Maximalism Is Officially Back

Designers have revealed their new decor schemes for autumn and winter. Gabrielle Fagan selects her three favourites. Autumn is the time of year when nature changes it’s colours, and thanks to the new home collections, it’s easy to ring the changes indoors too. Choose from sumptuous florals, a cool Nordic theme that celebrates easy, stylish … Read more3 Stylish Home Decor Trends For Autumn – And Maximalism Is Officially Back

14/09/2018 | Categories: home , Interior Design , property | full article

Bank of England Warns of No-Deal Brexit House Price Crash

Governor of the Bank of England Dr Mark Carney leaving Downing Street, London yesterday, following a Cabinet meeting. Was this a forecast? The Governor of the Bank of England has warned ministers that house prices could crash by more than a third in the event of a disorderly, no-deal Brexit, according to a report by … Read moreBank of England Warns of No-Deal Brexit House Price Crash

14/09/2018 | Categories: economy , House Market , politics , property | full article

GIOVANNA FLETCHER: ‘How I Created a Nursery for Baby Number Three’

The author, blogger and wife of musician Tom Fletcher shows Gabrielle Fagan how she put together a ‘rocking’ nursery for their new son, Max Mario. “Welcome to the world, Max Mario Fletcher,” Giovanna Fletcher proudly declared on Twitter, celebrating the birth of her third baby this August. Now, she’s delightedly showing off the beautiful nursery … Read moreGIOVANNA FLETCHER: ‘How I Created a Nursery for Baby Number Three’

30/08/2018 | Categories: home , Interior Design , lifestyle , property , Uncategorized | full article

8 Tips for Giving your Garden a Late Summer Spruce-up

As the season draws to a close, it’s time to clear patio debris, replace tired plants and restore order to your outdoor space. By Hannah Stephenson. Back from your summer travels? Are your hanging baskets looking a little sorry, your pots pathetic and your borders brimming with weeds? Here are some easy but effective garden … Read more8 Tips for Giving your Garden a Late Summer Spruce-up

30/08/2018 | Categories: garden design , home , property , Uncategorized | full article

Print marketing, they say it’s all over

Discover the beauty and benefits of quality print When it comes to print marketing, some say it’s all over but we challenge that view and back up our view with investment in print marketing and tangible evidence of results. In this digital age it is very easy to dismiss the power of quality print marketing, … Read morePrint marketing, they say it’s all over

23/08/2018 | Categories: home , House Market , Interior Design , lifestyle , property | full article

The A-Z of Home Renovation

THE A-Z OF HOME RENOVATION Thinking about embarking on a ‘project’? Claire Spreadbury reveals everything you need to know. A new beginning: Starting a building project feels exciting. You’re creating a new section of your home, designed uniquely for you, which is pretty special. Builders: The people who are going to take on your work need thoroughly researching. They’ll all … Read moreThe A-Z of Home Renovation

22/08/2018 | Categories: home , House Market , Interior Design , lifestyle , property | full article

Almost the price of a house

With the average house price in the UK being around £226,000, the luxury car market appears to be going in a similar upwards direction. Jack Evans, Press Association motoring correspondent road tests the new BMW i8 Roadster, which is thought to have a guide price around £136,000. The drop-top version of BMW’s instantly recognisable hybrid … Read moreAlmost the price of a house

13/08/2018 | Categories: lifestyle | full article

How To Turn Up The Heat With The Tropical Homes Trend

For a different house interior design, birds, wildlife and foliage all star in the latest decor must-haves. Gabrielle Fagan reveals how to style them up. Hot weather may make you yearn to escape to a tropical paradise but if that’s beyond the budget, you can easily create your own exotic sanctuary. Combine vibrant shades and … Read moreHow To Turn Up The Heat With The Tropical Homes Trend

12/08/2018 | Categories: home , Interior Design , property | full article

8 Reasons To Get Solar Panels On Your Home

Could your property value be enhanced and the house become more saleable be with the benefit of solar panels and reduced energy bills? Putting property values top one side, in this article by Lisa Salmon (Press Association), she examines some good reasons to consider a solar panel installation. Sunlight is free, so why not harness … Read more8 Reasons To Get Solar Panels On Your Home

12/08/2018 | Categories: home , lifestyle , property | full article