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October 2019

Escaping an Insurance Nightmare on Your Street

In this two-minute read we look at how you can avoid scary problems with your home and buildings insurance. AND the essential items people regularly forget to cover. It’s scare season again and few things are more chilling than discovering your home isn’t correctly insured. Buildings and contents insurance is like an umbrella in a downpour – you only realise its value when the rain is lashing...

Weighing Up Food and Rent

£4,753 is the total amount an average household spends on food and non-alcoholic drinks per year, the equivalent to 20 weeks’ average rent. Whether it’s cereal, sandwiches, roast dinner, cream tea, fish and chips, curry or fine dining, what we eat and where we eat it makes quite a dent in household expenditure. The average household spends £91 per week on groceries and eating out, food accounting...

Time to tackle your property’s odd jobs before they become big problems

In this 2-minute read, we share five property maintenance jobs that can stop small issues becoming major problems. The weather hasn’t been great these last two weeks in the UK. Rain has stopped play across the country. Dark mornings combined with relentless downpours can dampen even the sunniest disposition. But on the bright side, it’s been lovely weather for ducks and brilliant for business...

The 50P is 50!

The 50p is 50! First introduced in October 1969 to replace the 10-shilling note, today there are over 100 different designs in circulation. 1997 saw the introduction of the new, lighter coin. In October 1969, the average price of a UK property was just £3,899. Today the average price is over 58 times higher at £232,710. Comparatively, considering inflation, the 50p is worth just 35 times more. If...

First Time Buyers – Don’t miss the ‘free money’ deadline

In this 2-minute read, we unveil a ‘secret’ that can help people looking to buy a property for the first time and why they need to act now. Getting your foot onto the property ladder is a big step for people. But it’s also a step that you can get a helping hand with – until the end of November anyway. A lot of first-time buyers start on the road to owning their own home by saving up for a...

📣 Special Announcement ❤️ – Spot The Different

We recently had a chat with the author of Spot the Different Jerry Lyons to find out more about the book, why he wrote it and also there are TWO EXCITING 🥳 announcements. About the Book Spot the Different is a about a little girl who is scared of not fitting in until she meets a wise little ladybird who shows her the coolest person you can ever be is yourself. Featuring a cast of unique animals,...

How do you say?

The top 10 most mispronounced place names in the UK have been revealed by the creators of language app Babbel. Frome in Somerset, most commonly pronounced as rhyming with ‘home’, tops the list, average property prices here are just over the UK average. Although English is the second most spoken language in the world, the laws of British English are well known for their complexities. None of these...

How to Beat the Burglars this Autumn

In this 2-minute read, we look at how you can protect yourself from being targeted by burglars with home security advice from a reformed burglar. The nights are drawing in, and that brings burglars out. Burglaries rise in the autumn months as the extended periods of darkness give criminals more cover to carry out their crimes. But there is plenty you can do to protect your home, your belongings...

Graysford Hall, Stoneygate Sneak Peek

We recently had the pleasure in being invited to Graysford Hall - Sanders Senior Living recently to have a 'Sneak Peek' into what has been going on over the past 2 years on Elmfield Avenue, Stoneygate and to see the transformation into this magnificent home for the Over 55's. 🧓   Everything is on hand, including their own hair dresser and...

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