Good friends and neighbours

Yorkshire is renowned for its warm and friendly people and ahead of International Friendship Day on Monday July 30, housebuilder Miller Homes looks at why buying a new home can also help to extend the hand of friendship. “Friendship is the foundation for a strong community and we encourage a neighbourly environment at all our developments,” said […]

The faux pas of house viewings revealed

First impressions are crucial, and that goes for the house buying process too. Propertymark asked its members to share the biggest house viewing faux pas they’ve seen both buyers and sellers make during visits, then offered the following advice; Buyers should…. Respect the property It’s important to show the property the same level of respect […]

Tips to keep timber structures looking as new

From pretty pergolas to the decking of your dreams, the natural aesthetics of timber are ideal for creating organic lines for outdoor spaces. However, if timber is left untreated, it will soon start to look tired and will rot over time, making it a potential safety hazard. If you’ve invested in a wooden structure, timber […]

Housebuilder supports children’s cancer charity in Yorkshire

Candlelighters, a children’s cancer charity, is to be championed by a housebuilder, with employees raising funds throughout the year. The charity is Leeds-based and helps children with cancer in Yorkshire by supporting their families and helping to fund a range of activities. This includes raising money for equipment on hospital wards and funding the jobs […]

Old churches command high prices at auction

Redundant churches are the must-have properties of the current market it seems, with buyers clamouring to make one their own at auction. Properties in need of renovation and modernisation are in great demand in general, as available stock to buy is in short supply, recent sales have shown. Three vacant church buildings, including one which […]

Slow summer for property sales across Yorkshire

Sales activity in Yorkshire and Humber’s housing market remains subdued, with a slight lift in some areas during June, survey results reveal. Fewer available rental properties are also likely to impact the property market further in the future, unless new regulations are introduced, say market experts. The number of new properties coming on to the […]