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Spring is Coming: Time to Create a Fresher, Brighter Home

Posted by Stacie on March 20th, 2017

Spring is Coming: Time to Create a Fresher, Brighter Home Now that we’re in March, spring seems to be beginning to come out in full bloom! The days are longer, the sun is shining more brightly, and the daffodils and tulips are emerging in gardens all over the land. It’s the perfect time to consider […]

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The Northern Powerhouse: Putting Manchester on the Map

Posted by Stacie on March 12th, 2017

The Northern Powerhouse: Putting Manchester on the Map Since the then-Chancellor George Osborne coined the phrase “Northern Powerhouse” in June 2014, the idea has become almost synonymous with Manchester. Despite the widespread debate about whether or not it can be termed the UK’s “second city”, there is no denying that Manchester has taken the bull […]

Help to Buy: The Success Story So Far

Posted by Stacie on February 16th, 2017

More than 100,000 homes have been bought through the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, the BBC reports. Since the project was launched in 2013, buyers of new-build properties have been able to borrow up to 20% of the cost from the Government, meaning that people could bag a home with as little as 5% deposit […]

You Have Your Say On: Rentals

Posted by Stacie on February 6th, 2017

At Julie Twist Properties, we like to keep you up to speed with local and national property news, as well as giving advice about the sales and rentals processes.  But your opinion matters, too. So, this week, we’ve handed the reins over to you: we asked you to tell us what matters to you most […]

Burglary Prevention During Your Holiday

Posted by Stacie on January 30th, 2017

Whether you’re heading away for work or play, it’s important to make sure that your home is secure when you leave for an extended trip. Did you know that, according to a report by M&S Bank, one in ten people have had their homes burgled? Even more worryingly, a quarter of these have been broken […]

Changes to Tax Relief for Landlords

Posted by Stacie on January 25th, 2017

From April 2017, the way in which landlords pay tax on their properties is going to change. In a nutshell, until now, landlords have been able to claim tax relief on mortgage payments and loans for investment properties based on the tax rate they pay (in other words, 20% for those in the lower tax […]

Stopping the Rot: Tackling Mould in Your Home

Posted by Stacie on December 28th, 2016

Few things inspire as much disgust as a bad case of mould. You wouldn’t market a home covered in its characteristic dark blooms, but the reality is that many tenants, landlords and even owner-occupiers live with this problem. In fact, mould is the number one cause of tenant–landlord disputes, according to a leading property agency. […]



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