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Help to Buy speeds up buying a home in Exeter

New research from local housebuilder Barratt Homes shows that the government’s Help to Buy scheme can knock more than three years off the time it takes to get on the property ladder.

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How to stay in your own home as you age

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:33am

No-one relishes the prospect of having to leave their home when they start to have difficulties due to the infirmities of old age. That reluctance to leave your home has been backed up by research which has shown that it’s far better for older people to remain in their homes for as long as possible, where they are happier and more at ease.

The ultimate Exeter property guide

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 02/07/2019 - 8:26am

If you’re looking to move into Exeter, it’s a good idea to do as much research as you can before buying a property. Often referred to as Devon’s hub, the city has so much to offer and tends to be a popular location for those leaving major cities such as London. Here, you’ll discover everything you need to know before you pick up and move to Exeter.

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Reasons why you should hire professional window cleaners

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 01/31/2019 - 3:40pm

Cleaning windows at your home or office is a challenging task. But you need to keep your windows looking clean.  Clean windows keep your office or your home fresh and looking good. Unprofessional cleaners do not have the expertise or tools to properly clean them. Additionally, it is very dangerous to clean window without the expertise, especially for buildings with more than one storey. You need to be careful who you choose to clean up the windows for you. They must be experienced professionals. This article will give you more reasons why you need to hire professional window cleaners.

Wood burning stoves proved to be a fire risk in buildings with thatched roofs

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:27pm

Thatched roof buildings that are fitted with wood burning stoves are at greater risk of fire than those with open fires and new research funded by Historic England and NFU Mutual and undertaken by the Fire Protection Association has now explained why.

Building a better community

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 01/29/2019 - 9:08am

Community Builders are operating in a neighbourhood near you…and this has nothing to do with bricks and mortar!

Instead, the initiative is all about building better communities and providing firm foundations to allow individuals and communities to improve their own health and wellbeing.

The Builders are working across Exeter, listening to residents and through these conversations, helping to uncover what people feel strongly about and what activities they can get involved in.

3 things you should know before purchasing a rural property

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 01/28/2019 - 8:07am

Unless you are very much into city living, many of us dream of residing in the gorgeous countryside with plenty of space for the whole family to enjoy. It is easy to get carried away with the idealistic dream of rural living, but it is essential to focus on the realities of day-to-day life, as well as any issues that may be part and parcel of the countryside lifestyle.

If you are keen on making a new life in a rural area in the very near future, what are the key factors you need to keep in mind in order to make the right decision for your family?

Woodbury cardboard collection trial due to start in March

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/24/2019 - 10:44am

Further information for the residents of Woodbury about a trial to collect cardboard in an additional recycling bag will be sent out later this month.

From March 1, around 850 households in the village will be asked to collect their cardboard in a white foldaway collection bag instead of their green recycling box and have it collected from the kerbside with their other recycling containers on their usual recycling collection day.

Trends on Kitchen Chairs for 2019

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 01/23/2019 - 10:53am

Kitchen chairs are some of the things you should really consider whenever you want to add colour and style to your kitchen design. Other than the cabinets and racks, chairs take up most of the kitchen space and as a result, they are likely to have a great impact on the overall outlook of your kitchen. Apart from adding colour and beauty, it is very necessary to consider the style of any kitchen chair before taking the actual purchasing action. This will give you a chance to satisfy a number of your preferences such as the height and comfort of the chairs.

Manage your move: How to be in the right position for buying a house

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:43am

Notifying bill companies, sorting through belongings, the endless coming and going of cardboard boxes…moving properties is stressful enough without the burden of ensuring that our finances are in complete order — which is, of course, the most important part of it!

With this simple way of money planning before the big move, however, you will be able to cut out the financial challenges of moving all together. 

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New Year, New Home

Authored by Hayley431
Posted: Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:56pm

New Season, Trend Lead Homeware At Great Value Prices From The Original Factory Shop! 

This January The Original Factory Shop is the savvy shopper’s one stop shop to spruce up the home with great looking products that won’t break the bank.

From a new range of affordable, functional and stylish homeware to top quality household brands the discount retailer will enable shoppers to transform their homes with great products at great value prices.