Property news

Lockdown has helped a third of homebuyers get on the ladder

The latest research by Yes Homebuyers has found that a third of homebuyers have been helped onto the property ladder as a result of lockdown. 


It’s been a long road and the end is (hopefully) near, with an exit plan in place to gradually reduce lockdown restrictions.

Property news

Stamp duty extension to benefit 600k buyers to the tune of £2.8bn

The latest market insight by national estate agent, Keller Williams UK, has looked at how many additional homebuyers will now benefit as a result of a double stamp duty extension saving. Click below to find out 

Property news

Budget boosts new build affordability by £132k across England

New build buying schemes offering a financial leg up onto the ladder are the most sought after aspects for homebuyers across the new build sector, according to the latest research from new build snagging company, HouseScan.

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Help to buy homebuyers facing £32k interest repayment increases

The latest research by Yes Homebuyers has revealed just how much profit the government could be making via the Help to Buy (H2B) equity loan scheme due to be introduced in April. Click below to read more...

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Stamp duty holiday delays pushing average selling time to 295 days

Research by estate agent comparison site,, has revealed it’s now taking 43 days longer to sell a home due to the delays caused by the stamp duty holiday. Click here to find out more.

Properties of the month

Helen Moore Estate Agents

Keaton Road, Ivybridge

Guide Price: £ 154,500

Situated in the town centre this end of terrace cottage is offered for sale with no onward chain. 


The property felt cosy and warm when I visited and I think this was due to the stone built open fireplace in the front room and the sun was shining and was beaming through the front window, later to be in the rear garden. 

Downstairs there is a lounge and kitchen and on the first floor there are two bedrooms and a bathroom and there is a large landing which could offer the opportunity to someone to use as an office. 


The rear garden is West facing and there is access to the side leading to the front.

Rivage Apartments, Pier Street

Apartment 6, Rivage Apartments, Pier Street, Plymouth

Asking Price: £ 540,000

Apartment No 6 is a large apartment overlooking Plymouth's historic waterfront. This luxurious apartment has a terrace and a large bay window overlooking the sea. With an open plan kitchen and living room, this apartment offer excellent space for entertaining. The kitchen includes Neff appliances. 


Bathroom Trends 

Having spent a year locked down in our own homes, I'm sure many of us have made plans to redecorate, or re-design, certain rooms giving them a much needed revamp. 

The designers at Ripples have given us some pointers as to what they feel the trends of 2021 will be; from minimal and natural styles- particularly wood, pebble and stone, to muted chrome. Click below to take a look inside....


This month interior designer, Clair Strong, reveals how to create a bathroom design you’ll love

If you are planning to remodel your bathroom, it can be a daunting process. Bathroom renovation is a big task and if you're working with a space that's small, an awkward shape, has no natural light, restrictions on pipework or is located in a difficult part of your house, a bathroom remodel can be a challenge.

National Gardening Week

Ever wondered why groundskeepers are seen at half time on the pitch frantically working with a fork? 

Gardens remain front and centre of our plans again this summer. With overseas travel looking less likely, “Our gate” looks set to be the continued top destination for 2021.

Here’s The Secret Gardener’s top 5 tips on creating your best lawn yet!

National Gardening Week

The country’s biggest annual celebration of gardening

Throughout National Gardening Week (April 26 - May 2) the RHS will offer gardening inspiration and support the nation to get gardening and grow a new generation of gardeners . For more details of this years theme and how you can get gardening, click below.

Gardening tips

Win a copy of Monty Don's 'My Garden World' plus get some great gardening tips

My Garden World by Monty Don is a celebration of every living creature that we all share. This year has given us the enforced opportunity to learn more about the fascinating natural world around us. Whether you live in the countryside or the town, Monty's observations and insights are relevant to each and every one of us. This is Monty Don's personal journey through the natural year, month by month, season by season, observed from

the immediate world around him.