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Traffic is an important criteria when choosing a place to live. Spending lots of time in the car or other means of transport will cause a lot of frustration for the inhabitants. 

Latest studies upon the traffic in some of the worlds metropolises show that people have to face a lot of hustle to travel from one place to another.

A top was made by the mapping company TomTom with the worst cities to live in because of the traffic. Two entries of the 13 cities that ranked in this top are from England. London and Manchester are the places with the worst traffic in the UK.

The entire top was detailed and explained in this article on Business Insider:

The 13 European cities with the worst traffic

However, some big cities municipalities invested in programs for eliminating traffic jams and hot-spots and it seems to be working out. One example is actually London that made some improvements from one year to another.

Ranking number one in what stressful traffic is Bucharest, Romania – one of the smallest cities on the list, actually.

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The difficult part of choosing to relocate is the decision itself. After you’ve decided you just have to visualize the entire process and take baby steps.

You have to be aware the process will not be easy. Leaving your friends behind or the house you invested in will be hard to do. Just pack inside you a lot of courage, patience, and openness. Taking one step at a time will get you there, as long as the steps are powerful enough.

We came across a good and insightful guide for all of you making a location change in your life. Just remember it is all for the best!

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Imagine living in an apartment the size of an Underground tube carriage. It has all the utilities of an apartment. It is just smaller. And cheaper.

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Micro-homes are a solution for those wanting to live by themselves, but without necessarily having a big budget to let or buy a home.

More than 8,000 micro-homes were built in 2016 and it was a record until now. The demand was high enough to convince developers to keep on creating micro-homes in the UK.

However, more and more voices are starting to talk more about the downs of these types of properties. One of the biggest problem is their value that will surely not grow once with time. More aspects about micro-homes to take into consideration have been discussed by specialists in this article on Property Reporter.

Also, keep in mind that London already has some of the smallest sized properties in Europe.

Consumer group highlights down side of new trend in micro homes

What do you think? Would you choose a micro-home for your own use?

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London is known to be an intense tech market considering the big-named companies based here and professionals from the domain living in the city. 

Despite this, a recent comparative study between the best known cities for their tech hubs showed that London is not one of the most affordable places for people working in the domain. The article on Property Reporter shows that in the top are: Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds and Liverpool. London only ranks on the 19th spot.

The study used criteria like the average property price and the job offer market in the digital tech domain.

However, the main concern is that the lacking of affordable properties and the high costs of digital business in London can cause an exodus of specialists to better placed cities on the tech hub top.

Details upon the study in the article on Property Reporter.

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The noise level surrounding your property can be a decisive factor when selling. It might influence signing the deal or the entire price, according to a recent study.

69% of those interviewed said they would consider not buying a house even if it would be their ‘dream home’ because of the loud noise caused by neighbors. Moreover, 29% of respondents said the thought of refusing a house offer can be put to silence by a considerate discount.

Apparently young people are more accustomed to noises and disregard the problem. Maybe they would even appreciate being close to a club or a pub, but would probably fail to appreciate a handy neighbor trying a DIY project at 7 am.

And if you might think covering up this aspect can be easy, just try to schedule a viewing while the neighbors are silent.

More details from the study in the article on Property Reporter.

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The rising demand on the house market is now satisfied, but specialists say that in the next period building new houses should be a priority for the UK government. There might be other and more urgent matters – like Brexit and how to counterbalance its effects, but the perspective on the future is also important.

Organisations voice concern that housing is slipping down the UK political agenda

How would you appreciate the offer of new houses on the market? Apparently, one in ten new buyers are not content with the quality of their home.

There are solutions to the housing problem as the article on Property Wire states. It is just a matter of what to do first.

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New studies show that 82% of property buyers are willing to pay more for a green house. Energy saving improvements can make a substantial difference in the price of the house.

Buyers in the UK would pay more for an environmentally friendly home

Environmental friendliness and sustainability can be targets for anyone thinking a make over of their property. Moreover, as British architect George Clarke puts it, people need to see in their pockets and implement in their home. He actually gave a few tips to The Telegraph from which anyone can get inspired.

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A man travels the world in search of what he needs. He arrives home, and finds it.

George Moore

 

The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own home.

Harold B. Lee

 

A good home must be made, not bought.

Joyce Maynard

 

My home is not a place, it is people.

Lois McMaster Bujold

 

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones…. The ones at home.  

Mother Teresa

 

Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.

Christian Morgenstern

 

An Englishman’s home is his castle.

Unknown author

 

There is nothing like staying home for comfort.

Jane Austen

 

Peace – That was the other name for home.

Kathleen Norris

 

A comfortable home is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.

Sydney Smith

 

Charity begins at home and justice begins next door. 

Charles Dickens

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24 June / 31 Oct – RIDE THE SLIDE AT THE ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT.

178m of slide. Ride the world’s tallest and longest tunnel ride.

 

15 Apr / 30 Sept – ABSEILING AT THE ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT.

The U.K’s highest freefall abseil on the U.K’s tallest structure measuring 262 ft.

 

 

 

21July / 2 Sept – BEACH EAST.

25 Rides and attractions. A beach bar. Live entertainment. Beach volleyball. Kids paddling pool.

 

24 July / 3 Sept – ULTIMATE AQUA SPLASH.

UK’s largest indoor inflatable aquatic experience.

 

1 – 31 Aug – ACTIVE AUGUST.

Throughout everyday in August, a variety of activities will take place across the park.

 

19 / 20 Aug – ELROW TOWN.

A festival of surprise complete with a town square, markets, cafes and a bar. The park will become a vibrant festival for 2 days.

 

19 Aug – BASKETBALL.

Great Britain vs. Greece

 

26 Aug – LIVING ART FESTIVAL.

Celebrate arts and culture in the community with a whole day of fun across the North Park.

 

28 Aug – EAST LONDON WATERWAYS.

Join the celebrations for the restoration of the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

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A new research focused on the profile of the first time buyer has some very interesting results to take into consideration by the sellers on the property market.

According to this study, the average first time buyer is aged between 25 – 34. Apparently, some of the buyers postpone the moment of getting their own property because of the money they need to have as deposit (nowadays around £22,689) or the big property price.

The average property price for first time buyers rose from 2000 until today by £136,000 causing a decrease in the number of first time acquisitions by 27%. Considering the changes that took place on the property market as a whole in recent years, we dare to say the fall is not as drastic as it could have been.

New research reveals there are fewer first time buyers in the UK and they are older

However, what should raise more concern is the basis for the entire study: a prediction made by PwC ‘that London will become a city of renters by 2025, with only 40% owning their own home’.

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