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Graduation is just a week away; let’s get you packing!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Where has the time gone? You’re probably thinking about the butterflies you felt the first day you stepped onto campus, and now, here you are submitting your final assignment. The moment is likely a little bitter-sweet but reality beckons; graduation is just a week away, and you have done absolutely nothing! Okay, deep breaths, there […]

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Make a move with a four-legged friend.

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Congratulations on landing your new job! Some exciting times lie ahead as you discover your new city, expand your social networks, and start those new work projects! Of course, before you can begin to this chapter, there is the little matter of moving to your new flat with your fur friend in tow. If you […]

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Move over – the in-laws are here.

Monday, March 28th, 2022

A Greek philosopher once said, “The only constant in life is change”. Recent events on the world stage have certainly solidified the truth of that statement for many of us. In fact, the world seems to be in a constant state of flux at the moment. These changes are evident in both major and minor […]

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Over 65 and new to York?

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

You’ve been visiting your friends in York sporadically for a few years now and you’ve finally decided to make the move. Now that the children have families of their own and ties to your hometown seemed to have lessened, you figure, why not add some excitement to your golden years? And what better place than […]

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5 Tips to Help your Staff Transition Back to the Office

Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Having spent roughly two years navigating life in a pandemic, under a plethora of lockdown and restrictive measures, economies and healthcare systems worldwide unanimously seem to have reached their tipping point; it’s time for employees to return to the physical workspace. For those who long for human interaction, this decision is warmly welcomed, but for […]

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You’ve Moved…Now What.

Sunday, February 6th, 2022

The day that you thought would never arrive is finally here. You are now the proud owner of a quaint, two-storey flat, with a wooden patio leading to what would eventually be a beautiful garden, perfect for summer barbeques. Chapeau! Welcome to homeownership! You close the door behind you and step into the hallway. The […]

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How to Be a Good Neighbour

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

A popular previous blog on Van Man York dealt with the complex situation of living beside nightmare neighbours. Obviously, we sincerely hope that you never need to follow the advice that we offer in that article! Perhaps more importantly, though, we also hope your own neighbours don’t have that particular page bookmarked. Have you ever […]

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Am I Paying Too Much Rent?

Friday, December 24th, 2021

Life can be tougher for renters. Choosing whether to rent or buy a home is always a fierce debate, but for many people, it’s taken out of their hands. With so many people unable to purchase housing, the rental market is booming – especially right now, with more people than ever on the move. Those […]

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Good News, Animal Lovers – it’s Getting Easier to Rent with Pets

Monday, September 27th, 2021

It can be tough to find a suitable rental property in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Finding a pet-friendly rental is even more challenging. Countless home seekers are frustrated by the dreaded words, “Sorry, no pets” in the small print of an advertisement. A mere 7% of private rental properties are advertised as pet friendly. Others […]

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Moving Home with an Adverse Credit History

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

Life in the 21st Century can be complicated – and expensive. No matter how careful you are with your money, it can be easy to run into trouble. Unfortunately, when it comes to financial matters, the property industry can be quite unforgiving. Adverse incidents on your credit report can make moving home difficult. Difficult is […]

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How COVID Has Changed Housing Priorities

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

COVID-19 is still sending ripples throughout the world in 2021, impacting every industry throughout the world. The housing market is no exception – though, unlike many, this sector has enjoyed an uptake in business during these unprecedented times. More and more people all around the nation are seeking to move onto pastures new. Some of […]

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New Builds vs. Older Properties – Which is Best for You?

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Record numbers of people in the UK are on the move at the moment. Many of them are choosing to move into new builds. This is hardly surprising, as such developments are cropping up all over the nation. On paper, a new build is an ideal home. After all, a new house hasn’t had the […]

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