Make a home fire plan to prevent potential tragedy

It’s everyone’s worst nightmare – a fire ravaging their home, destroying belongings or, even worse, killing or seriously injuring a loved one inside. The sad fact is that every year in the UK, hundreds of people die or are seriously injured after a fire breaks out in their home. Yet, despite fire plans being compulsory […]

Former astronaut advises how to flat share successfully

A former NASA astronaut has been appointed as a House Share Goodwill ambassador by a flatshare site, to give advice on how to live happily with others in limited space. The International Space Station is a cramped assortment of corridors, labs and claustrophobic crew quarters. But despite the lack of privacy and personal space in […]

Ten flowers from your garden to eat and enjoy

Hungry gardeners have been told to pull up the weeds and prune the flowers to cook up cheap and unusual meals and snacks this spring. Experts have researched the unlikely garden plants that you can safely eat and have produced a list of the ten that we are most likely to find in our own backyards. […]

Renters spend £1 million more over a lifetime than homeowners

Renting for a lifetime costs around £1 million more than purchasing your own home, according to research by housebuilder Strata. Research that compares the cost of owning a home in the UK to average monthly rental payments over a 60-year period, proves that buying is significantly cheaper over the course of a lifetime. According to […]

First green home mortgage launches in Yorkshire

The UK’s first green home mortgage is to be launched in Yorkshire. Housebuilder, David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East, is working with Barclays Bank to launch the mortgage, which will be available at its Pembridge Park development in Doncaster. The mortgages have lower interest rates because qualifying homes are all energy efficient, meaning customers can now […]

House prices still on the up across Yorkshire

A lack of stock again drove property prices up last month in Yorkshire and Humberside, according to figures from a market survey. Spring is usually the start of what is the busiest time for Yorkshire and Humber’s housing market, but according to the monthly RICS UK Residential Market Survey it failed to pick-up during May […]