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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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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 : 04-07-2017

The biggest bug bear for me about living in a city is parking. I know it’s not just an issue in Newport: Bluestone Sales & Lettings colleagues that have lived elsewhere tell me that cities throughout the UK are the same. There’s either not enough parking or the charges are hefty, or both. So, I’ve […]

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caerleon
  • Date : 04-07-2017

Time is our most precious commodity. My colleagues at Bluestone Sales and Lettings and I are always saying we could do with more of it throughout the course of the working week. And definitely more on the weekend: there’s a ton of extra things I could do on a Saturday and Sunday if just a […]

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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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