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  • Date : 06-11-2018

Last year, we heard the fantastic announcement that the Severn Bridge tolls would be scrapped. And there’s no doubt that it was a real coup for our little corner of South East Wales. Especially in relation to the property market. House prices have risen by a huge average of 13.2% since last summer! This percentage […]

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  • Date : 31-07-2018

There’s a zillion reasons why you should be looking to buy a home for sale in Newport, or at least come and visit and see what we have to offer. One amazing part of our history and heritage is the famous Newport Transporter Bridge. It was built in 1906 and is one of only nine […]

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st julians newport
  • 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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newport property market
  • Date : 03-04-2018

As a bit of a champion for Newport, I’ve been telling people for ages what a fantastic city it is. And we now have a new feather in our cap to further support my claims… Newport has recently been pegged as the fastest-moving property market in Britain. It now takes just 52 days for the […]

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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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regeneration in newport
  • Date : 10-10-2017

Friars Walk shopping centre landed in Newport in 2015 like a space rocket: it was new, shiny and very exciting for our city. And it has not disappointed. According to the mall boss Simon Pullen, the centre has brought 1,500 jobs to Newport and an average of 200,000 shoppers each week. He also told Wales […]

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  • Date : 03-10-2017

For a small city, here in Newport we are blessed with plenty of green spaces. I, for one, love the opportunity to get away from it all on a sunny day.   We’ve got not one but four Nature Reserves (Newport Wetlands, Coed Wen, Allt-yr-yn and St. Julian’s Park) plus Great Traston Meadows, is a […]

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  • Date : 28-08-2017

As an estate agent for Bluestone Sales & Lettings, one of the questions I often get asked by people who are considering moving to the area is: ‘is Newport a good place to bring up children?’ I have to admit, cities do tend to get short shrift when it comes to families. People have them […]

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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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  • Date : 18-07-2017

At the last count – in August 2016 – there were 65,192 dwellings in Newport. (Forgive me if I don’t give you an updated figure any time soon…. It took me ages to get around the city and count them all). 42,730 (65.5%) of these homes are owner occupied (either owned outright or with a […]

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