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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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new builds
  • Date : 04-07-2017

When buying a property, there are a lot of things to try and get your head around, including costs, conveyancing, the actual moving and more. One thing that often gets mentioned but not truly understood is the tenure of a property. The word tenure relates to land laws and the ownership of the land on […]

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  • Date : 14-06-2017

My colleagues at Bluestone Sales & Lettings and I were chatting the other day about how many things there are to think about when you’ve got a property. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a house or apartment, or whether you rent or buy: the list is pretty endless in either case and, if you’re not […]

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  • Date : 14-06-2017

When buying a property, there are lots of additional costs to be aware of other than simply the purchase price of the home that’s taken your fancy. You know: Solicitor’s fees, conveyance fees, agent fees, removal firm costs…. It’s a pretty long list! One of the supplementary charges that it’s worth getting the lowdown on […]

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newport house prices increase, selling your property in newport top tips
  • Date : 26-04-2017

Newport house prices increase: is it time to get on the property ladder or buy to let? Over the last two decades, house prices in Newport have been continually on the rise. In fact, according to a 2016 article published in Wales Online, there has been a whopping 469% increase in property values since the […]

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