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Luxury Lodges And A Conservation Success Story

Make Namibia The Hottest Safari Destination Right Now Best known for its dramatic landscapes, the southern African country is now attracting visitors with its wildlife, says Sarah Marshall Press Association. An eruption of feathers rudely awakens the day, sending billowing clouds of rusty, sun-singed dust into the dawn sky. Wings beating frantically in a syncopated … Read moreLuxury Lodges And A Conservation Success Story

04/01/2019 | Categories: lifestyle | full article

Pantone Colour Of The Year 15 Ways To Add A Splash Of Coral At Home

With Living Coral set to make make waves across decor trends throughout 2019, Sam Wylie-Harris reveals the sunny-hued finds to shop now. If you’re hankering after some winter sun and desperate to get your glow on without having to leave home, Pantone’s new Colour of the Year – Living Coral – could be the next … Read morePantone Colour Of The Year 15 Ways To Add A Splash Of Coral At Home

04/01/2019 | Categories: house hunting , House Market , Interior Design , lifestyle , property | full article

Latest Property Event Kick Starts 2019

https://vimeo.com/309469189 Whilst it is undoubtedly too early to comment on the market for 2019, at McCarthy Holden we felt it was worth letting you know that the usual seasonal spike in online activity in the run up to New year followed that of previous years. Based at our Fleet Estate Agents branch, Associate Director Ben … Read moreLatest Property Event Kick Starts 2019

04/01/2019 | Categories: economy , house hunting , House Market , property | full article

Sell Or Add Value To Your Home? Phil Spencer Shares Some Top Tips

Whether you’re thinking longer term or considering putting your property on the market soon, TV’s Phil Spencer has some advice. By Vicky Shaw. Here, TV property expert Phil Spencer, shares his insight into current housing trends, as well as the property pitfalls to watch out for… “I’ve been involved in the housing market for over … Read moreSell Or Add Value To Your Home? Phil Spencer Shares Some Top Tips

24/12/2018 | Categories: home , House Market , lifestyle , property | full article

Ask An Expert: Why Is My Toddler More Interested In The Christmas Packaging?

A psychologist tells Lisa Salmon why children often like the box more than the toy. My two-year-old son plays with the Christmas boxes and wrapping paper more than his presents. Why does he love the packaging so much? Dr Shona Goodall, a clinical psychologist at Sheffield Children’s Hospital who has appeared on Channel 4’s Secret … Read moreAsk An Expert: Why Is My Toddler More Interested In The Christmas Packaging?

24/12/2018 | Categories: Christmas and New Year , home , house hunting , House Market , lifestyle , property | full article

The unknown, or a property market that bucks the Brexit fears?

The Market 2018 Let us start with 2018, which was peppered with challenging market conditions for residential property sales. Because our trading year runs January to December we can report on the full picture for 2018, which may indicate the direction of travel for 2019. Surprisingly, some branch productivity levels for house sale revenue was … Read moreThe unknown, or a property market that bucks the Brexit fears?

24/12/2018 | Categories: economy , home , House Market , politics , property , Rental Property | full article

See The Stunning Interior In This Property Video Preview

We’ll let the pictures do the talking, so do have a look at the 30 second preview video of this truly stunning recently extended and refurbished bungalow. Due to the market next week on an estimated guide of £550,000, this will undoubtedly be a property to view early. Accommodation comprises of open plan living room … Read moreSee The Stunning Interior In This Property Video Preview

06/12/2018 | Categories: home , property , Video Marketing | full article

How To Make Your Own Christmas Wreath Using Succulents

Follow this step-by-step guide to creating a door wreath using on point succulent plants, which will last into the New Year. If you want to go chic on the Christmas wreath front this year, consider succulents – they’ll last through the festive season and may even transfer to your garden later on. Living wreaths give … Read moreHow To Make Your Own Christmas Wreath Using Succulents

05/12/2018 | Categories: garden design , Interior Design | full article

6 Alternative Christmas Trees For Small Spaces

Hannah Stephenson shares some dinky options for space-starved homes – or anyone who can’t face the faff of a full-size tree. Bit short of space? Can’t fit a big Christmas tree into your home, but still want something natural-looking to replace it? Well, good news. There are wall hangings, houseplants and smaller potted trees that’ll … Read more6 Alternative Christmas Trees For Small Spaces

05/12/2018 | Categories: Christmas and New Year , Interior Design , lifestyle | full article

Boxing Day due to be the next big property search event

According to Rightmove there was a 200% spike in traffic between Boxing Day and 2nd January in 2018, suggesting an uplift in house buyer searches online on Boxing Day. This  is why McCarthy Holden are offering a special incentive to join the next big event in property. Boxing Day Go Event During November and December … Read moreBoxing Day due to be the next big property search event

30/11/2018 | Categories: economy , home , House Market , property | full article

More Buyers and Tenants See Property Video Marketing

It is widely believed that video content in online marketing will increase the number of views of a product, or in this case a property, by up to 25%. Today, the video revolution has well and truly arrived with 80% of internet users stating that they remember watching a video and its content for at … Read moreMore Buyers and Tenants See Property Video Marketing

23/11/2018 | Categories: home , lifestyle , property , Video Marketing | full article

New Campaign Urges Consumers To Buy British Christmas Trees

A new campaign has been launched by Grown in Britain to encourage UK consumers to buy more assured British grown Christmas trees. Grown in Britain says many people may be assuming they are buying fresh British grown trees, when they are not. The organisation is urging consumers to support rural businesses in Britain and reduce … Read moreNew Campaign Urges Consumers To Buy British Christmas Trees

23/11/2018 | Categories: Christmas and New Year , economy , garden design , home , lifestyle | full article