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Five relaxing activities you can do at home

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

For most of us, we are entering our third year of navigating life in a pandemic. It seems that many have conceded to the notion that the “new normal” involves observing health protocols, wearing masks and frequent hand sanitization when engaging in activities with others. Let’s face it, it’s far from ideal but if following […]

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The house is flooded!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Perhaps the worst words for a new homeowner: “I’m afraid there’s been water damage.” Only a few weeks ago you were over the moon at the idea of finally having your own place. You left innocently on holidays and returned to this news. The not-so-pleasant side of homeownership has officially reared its ugly head. After […]

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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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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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Picking a Pet-Friendly Property

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

There are a great many things that are taken into consideration when finding a new home. One factor that can be forgotten is how your pets will feel about it. Goldfish, hamsters and tarantulas will likely be indifferent to the change in circumstances. Cats and dogs, however, can be bewildered by such significant alterations to […]

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Neighbours from Hell? Dealing with Problems Next Door

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

The popular Small Faces ditty Lazy Sunday famously asked, “wouldn’t it be nice to get on with my neighbours?” Life is certainly easier if we’re on harmonious terms with those that live in proximity to our homes. We don’t need to be the best of friends. Basic courtesy and civility go a long way though, […]

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Feeling Flat – Making the Transition from a House to an Apartment.

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Making the shift from living in a house to a flat can seem daunting. By their very nature, houses typically offer more space and privacy than flats. There will definitely need to be some sacrifices made, and a period of adjustment. Flats and apartments can offer multiple advantage over houses. Their smaller stature often makes […]

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Domestic Bliss – How to Manage Moving in with a Partner

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

So, you’ve been dating for a while and you’re ready to make the next step. You have agreed to live with your partner – congratulations! You’re about to embark on a great new journey. Just ensure that you give your relationship the greatest chance to surviving the experience. Accept That Life is About to Change […]

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Dampened Spirits – Dealing with the Scourge of Black Mould

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Picture the scene. You have moved into a new property and all seems rosy. You have unpacked your essential boxes and made the house cosy, popped the kettle on, and decide to take a well-earned shower. You’re enjoying the feeling of the hot water – and then you spot it. Black mould, infesting the corner […]

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Looking for love? You may want to move here, here or here

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Calling all singletons of the north. If you’re looking to fall head over heels, you may want to hot foot it over to Manchester, where there are 17 million fellow singles living (the largest proportion of singles in any British city). That means that more than half of all Manchester over-16s are without a partner. […]

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Adiós – How to Ship Your Life to Spain

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Thinking about moving to Spain? You’re not alone. In fact, so popular is this destination for those in the UK, there’s now almost 300,000 British citizens that have made the move to the sunnier climes of this European hotspot. Here we take a look at the most popular spots to live, where people work and […]

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“I Hate You!” – Moving with a Teen – How to Calm Kevin

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Moving is a testing, trailing time – especially if you’re moving with pets or, worse still, while pregnant or with a toddler in the midst of the terrible twos. But in our efforts to advise and guide you through these specific challenges, we completely overlooked probably one of the toughest move day companions – the […]

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