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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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Pinterest is a good place to go when you’re searching for redecorating ideas. 

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What you’re going to find all over the visual social media platform this month is a calming shade of grey and blue mixed together. It is called Stardew and was launched by Sherwin-Williams suppliers earlier this month.

The specialists in decorations picked up the trend fast and we already could find some recommendations for an interior decor based on the new Stardew color.

 

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We know the news about house prices going up or down, from month to month. We heard about the slowdown in the growth rhythm from quarter to quarter.

All in all, the specialist now call this phenomena on the UK housing market a period of ‘plateau’. Details and previsions about the future of the market in the article on PropertyWire.

UK housing market has reached a plateau, analysis suggests

How do you think this will affect you? Any of you already felt the effects of this stagnation?

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Tools for the property market are getting more and more interesting!

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For example, Facebook developed a listings tool to take data from the agency websites and promote it on social media (Facebook and Instagram). Integration is needed between the websites and Facebook, but with some optimization, it should work efficiently.

The functionality is now tested in the US, as the article on EstateAgentToday says.

This is just one of the first steps, but, if things go alright, the project is to develop into a good advertising tool.

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Subsidence is never a good thing right? Wrong! There is a little public house in Himley, Staffs that over the years has suffered subsidence due to mining since the 1800’s.

The crooked tavern has been named as Britain’s drunkest pub, as even the soberest of visitors will have a wobble once inside the crooked interior. Even before sinking a pint, glasses on seemingly flat surfaces often slide across tables, and coins appear to roll up, rather than down, the bar.

One end of the bar is 4ft lower than the other.

Sonny Mann, property surveyor for owner Marston’s, said: ‘When a ten pence piece rolls up the bar you ask yourself “Do I really need a drink?”.

‘All buildings move, but this one has moved more than any others I know of. The area is known for subsidence – probably because of the old coal mines settling underground and a river that’s close by.

Originally built as a farmhouse in 1765, it later became a public house called the Siden House – Siden is Black Country dialect for crooked.

It then became the Glynne Arms, named after Sir Stephen Glynne, on whose land it stood before being condemned as unsafe in 1940s.

The building was rescued by Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries and reinforced with supporting buttresses and girders to make it safe and stable.

It is now a tourist attraction as visitors from around the world come to see its odd features.

Mr Mann said the level floors combined with the leaning walls can create some very intriguing optical illusions.

‘The pub’s quite safe though and hasn’t moved for ages,’ he said. ‘We carry out an annual inspection and use special ‘glass tails’ over cracks on the walls – if the glass breaks then we know it’s moving again.’

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The Empire State Building stands 1,454 feet tall, including the antennae, which is 204 feet.
Located on 5th Avenue, between 33rd and 34th Streets in Manhattan.

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The building took 1 year and 45 days to complete, which was more than 7 million man hours.
The observations platforms are on the 86th Floor and 102nd floor, and it attracts more than 4 million tourists every year.

On a clear day, it is possible to see 80 miles into New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. On foggy nights, during the spring and autumn, the tower lights are turned off. The reason is so that migrating birds will not be confused and fly directly into the building.

It is the tallest Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) certified building in the United States.

Over 30 people have jumped to their death from the Empire State Building.

William Lamb designed the building.
The building has 24/7 security, and is monitored with CCTV cameras.

The lobby is 47 feet above sea level. There are 103 floors. The weight is 365,000 tons, and there are 6,514 windows. Good news if you are a window cleaner…

There are 5 entrances in total.

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