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Great oaks from little saplings grow

Volunteers from Bath Building Society (BBS) have just completed planting 300 trees in the Fox Hill area of Bath in partnership with More Trees BANES, an organisation that has been established to encourage tree planting in the local area. Bath Building Society CEO, Kevin Gray, explains more...

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Property showcase

Langdon Road Southdown Park, Guide Price: £ 330,000

Tucked away at the end of a sideshoot cul de sac off Langdon Road with superb city views to front and a spacious three car driveway. Click below to take a look inside...


Prospective buyers increase at start of 2023

Despite the talking heads maintaining their air of negativity about the market, life at the property coalface in January has been much more positive. Carey Gilliland, Director of Madison Oakley, explains more..


Property news

Building society borrowing back in vogue

Estate agent comparison site,, has revealed that in some areas of the UK property market, homes are commanding a higher price even after their original transaction has fallen through - nearly £4,000 more in some cases.


Property news

Property investors drive bridging loan activity

The latest market analysis by bridging finance specialists, Apex Bridging, has shown that the total sums lent via bridging loans dipped by -22.5% during the final quarter of 2022, although this sum remained 14.4% up on Q4 of last year, with the sector seeing a 14.3% increase between 2022 as a whole versus 2021. 


Property news

Property transactions drop by -30.5%

Research from eXp UK, the network of personal estate agents, reveals that reduced homebuyer activity has led to a -30.5% drop in UK house sales, and that one Scottish city is the only place to report an increase in transactions. 


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This month Clair Strong talks us through her key interior design trend predictions for 2023.

We have started 2023 with a lot of uncertainty in the world and the cost of living is a top concern for many of us. We spent a lot of time at home during the pandemic – they were our sanctuaries as well as our offices, schools and gyms. This year it’s about bringing joy back into our homes and looking to a brighter future. In 2023 it’s all about using earthy colours, embracing our vintage pieces, arranging our new larders and enjoying me-time in our spathrooms.


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Property news

The top five tips for first-time buyers looking to step onto the property ladder

Property expert and Group Chairman of Cornerstone Tax, David Hannah, provides his top tips for first-time buyers



Property news

New homes commanding 19.3% premium - up 1.1% annually

Research by Alliance Fund, has shown that the new-build market has continued to go from strength to strength, with the average price of a new home not only climbing at a higher rate, but also commanding a stronger premium than it did the previous year.

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