Brick by brick – New homes on the increase

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

It’s been touted as the number one reason why so many young first-time home buyers have struggled to purchase a property – decade on decade of governments that have failed to build enough new homes. But could times finally be changing (and could first-time buyers finally have something to smile about?). Let’s find out… The […]

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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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Property market update: More people are on the move

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Take a read of the average British newspaper and you’ll likely feel nothing but negative about the UK property market. From first-time buyers being unable to get their foot on the ladder, to concerned economists outlining what could be in store for homeowners come Brexit.  Let’s balance this out a little bit, because there’s been […]

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Cash in the Attic? Valuable Items That Could be Uncovered in a House Move

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

When you are packing up your boxes for a house move, you’ll invariably have some choices to make. Some items will make the transition to a new home. Others will have outlived their usefulness and be tossed away or donated to charity. Hold your horses before making any rash decisions, though. You’ll invariably label particular […]

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Happy (first time) homeowner – The top cities for first time buyers

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

(spoiler: the north runs away with it) We recently wrote about how the north is an amazing place to be for singles looking for love and businesses hoping to flourish. And as it turns out, the north is also a promising place for first-time buyers taking their fledgling step onto the property ladder. Five of […]

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Cant’ Pay, Won’t Pay? What Happens if You Fail to Pay Your Rent

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Shelter is at the very bottom of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Put bluntly, we all need to maintain a roof over our heads. This can make it feel like your world is caving in if you’re unable to pay your rent. This can be a tough problem to resolve, especially as pride will likely get […]

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“Mum, dad, I’m leaving” – How to move out of your ‘rents home

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

You’re ready (actually, you were more than ready some time back). Ahead of you lies challenge and excitement in equal measure – both in terms of the emotional upheaval and the financial changes. Here’s our two pence worth to make the entire process go that little bit smoother. Talk about it (but depending on their […]

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What Estate Agent Lingo Really Means

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Realtors do not always enjoy the finest reputation, especially among renters. Rightly or wrongly, members of this trade have a reputation for … let’s say using creative expressions of language when describing a property. If you’re looking for a new place to live, there is every chance you’ll need to work with an estate agent. […]

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Counting the days – How to save for a house deposit within three years’ flat

Saturday, August 15th, 2020

Help to Buy has failed to make homes more affordable I’m 29 and know I will never get on the housing ladder £80,000 earners still struggling to save a deposit It seems that it’s all grim news for those hoping to get on the property ladder. Little wonder why, either. As back in 1977, the […]

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Van Man Courier

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Van Man York Offers Courier Services Alongside Home and Furniture Removals   Updated 10/08/2020 – While house removals will always be Van Man York’s main business, we also act as a courier. You can invest in bulky items without concern by utilizing this service.   Van Man York is renowned throughout the county for our […]

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A Move for All Seasons

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Choosing to move to a new home is a big decision. Arguably even bigger however, is deciding exactly when to do so. Are particular times of year better than others? Moving house will rarely be a completely smooth experience, no matter how you tackle the project. You can plan a house move with the precision […]

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Moving Nemo – How to move house with fish in tow

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Some people don’t believe that fish are ‘proper’ pets. Well, us fish owners would beg to differ, and in fact, fish are really rather sensitive beings.  This sensitivity makes them incredibly susceptible to stress, which can set off a chain reaction of excess mucus generation, followed swiftly by smothered gills and skin. With this worrying […]

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