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  • Date : 01-05-2018

Based on the assumption that you listen to me, you should know by now that Newport is a great place to live and work. The question is, if you’re looking for a home for sale in Newport or even somewhere to rent, where do you choose to put down roots? It’s definitely not an easy […]

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  • Date : 14-03-2018

Let’s face facts. Buying a new home isn’t cheap. You’d have to be Rockerfeller – or totally disillusioned – if you thought otherwise! The problem is, the cost doesn’t stop with the purchase of the house itself. There are a lot of hidden costs that can soon add up. In fact, tot up the figures […]

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  • Date : 06-03-2018

When it comes to buying a home, a lot of it comes down to personal taste. I don’t know if it’s because of my experience as an agent here at Bluestone Sales & Lettings and constantly viewing houses for sale in Newport or not, but I am pretty good at looking past the clutter in […]

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house survey
  • Date : 20-02-2018

Surveys. Depending on your age (and/or frame of mind) when you think of surveys you might conjure up the image of people accosting you on the street ‘for a quick survey’, reams of paper that come through the mail from companies asking for feedback or, more recently, pop up surveys from companies online. Or if […]

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renovation
  • Date : 13-02-2018

When looking for a new home, it’s not always easy to find something that ticks all the boxes. I hear it time and time again when showing people around homes for sale in Newport. ‘I love the bedrooms but….’, ‘the kitchen is perfect but…’. That ‘but’ can make or break a decision as to whether […]

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  • Date : 01-02-2018

There’s no doubt about it…. Buying your first home is a thrilling milestone in life. The problem is, because it’s such a big deal, it is very easy to get caught up in the excitement of beautifying the place to make it your own. You know what I mean… planning where to hang pictures on […]

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new builds
  • Date : 21-11-2017

I have always loved older, period properties that ooze character and hold decades of interesting secrets in their walls. However, Newport has seen a huge increase in new builds of recent years and I have a new found appreciation as they tend to be low maintenance and more fuel efficient. Most people fall into one […]

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first time buyer
  • Date : 17-10-2017

If you’re a first time buyer hoping to get on the housing ladder, there is every chance you’re tearing your hair out with frustration. Scraping together a deposit is not an easy task, especially as many mortgage lenders require you to put down a whopping 10%. But it’s not all doom and gloom…. If you […]

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buyer tips
  • Date : 05-09-2017

Let’s face it, buying a new home is extremely exciting. Granted, it can be a bit like the Princess & the Frog, where you see a few disappointing homes before you find your property prince but it is still easy to get swept away by it all. The problem is, whilst you are busy thinking […]

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  • Date : 08-08-2017

Ok, we have established by now that I am biased, but Wales is fabulous. And if the stunning scenery our fine country boasts isn’t enough for you, how about the fact that the average houses prices in Wales are around three times lower than they are in London? Yes, I thought that might grab your […]

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