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£136.5bn boom in next five years from property downsizing

New research from MGM Advantage, the retirement income specialists, shows 12% of the UK’s retired population are planning to downsize their property within the next five years, potentially unlocking an estimated £136.5bn of housing equity in the process.

Moduleo to exhibit dream collection at Sleep 2014

Moduleo to exhibit dream collection at Sleep 2014

Luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer, Moduleo is delighted to announce it will be unveiling its exclusive new Impress range to the hotel design, development and architectural community at Sleep 2014.

Parents willing to pay more than £50,000 extra for school catchment area privilege

Parents willing to pay more than £50,000 extra for school catchment area privilege

Some parents (10%) are willing to pay more than £50,000 extra for a property in a desirable school catchment area, according to research from Confused.com.

Clashing colours and rich textures inspire autumn interior design trends

Clashing colours and rich textures inspire autumn interior design trends

Clashing block colours and plenty of textures through the home are set to be the top trends in interior design for autumn/winter 2014, according to Taylor Wimpey designers.

Property Alert service proves popular in the fight against property fraud

More than 12,000 people have signed up for free, award-winning Property Alert service six months after launch.

Clumsy neighbours cost the nation £5 billion

More than a quarter (26 per cent) of Brits have had their homes damaged by neighbours, running up a collective repair bill of over £5 billion, reveals new research from Direct Line Home Insurance.

Third of people think moving house is as stressful as a relationship ending

One in three people in the UK claim that buying a property is either more or as stressful as the end of a serious relationship.

Moduleo’s new nature-inspired flooring collection set to impress

Moduleo’s new nature-inspired flooring collection set to impress

Luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer, Moduleo will unveil its innovative, new registered emboss Impress range to the UK market in September, after demand for more products inspired by the great outdoors.

Safe as Houses: not with a crime committed every seven seconds

There are over 11,620 household crime offences reported every day in England and Wales, with an offence happening every seven seconds, according to analysis of ONS data by Churchill Home Insurance.

Pay an extra £483,000 to live near one of England’s top state schools

Parents in the postal district of the Beaconsfield High School in Buckinghamshire face paying a premium of £483,031 (154%) compared to the average house price in neighbouring areas, according to new research by Lloyds Bank.

Gorenje scoops prestigious Plus X award for 11th consecutive year

Gorenje scoops prestigious Plus X award for 11th consecutive year

Leading home appliance manufacturer Gorenje is proud to announce that its Gorenje+ GS 778 B steam oven has won four awards at the Plus X awards in Germany.

Britannia range selected for Prince’s Foundation houses

Britannia range selected for Prince’s Foundation houses

Premium kitchen appliance specialist Britannia Living is thrilled to have supplied its range cookers for use in a trio of sustainable homes being built on the Dumfries House Estate in Scotland.

DIY blunders cost homeowners £67m to fix

DIY blunders cost homeowners £67m to fix

More and more British homeowners are calling in professionals to repair damage caused by their own botched attempts at DIY.

The stone-cold favourite in flooring

The stone-cold favourite in flooring

More consumers are opting for stone-effect flooring to achieve a striking, contemporary look in their kitchens and bathrooms, reports luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer, Moduleo.

Miller Homes Midlands helps you decorate a desirable den for your little ones

Miller Homes Midlands helps you decorate a desirable den for your little ones

Detached family properties are proving popular with house buyers at Miller Homes South sites across the region. With this in mind, we’ve been asking the award-winning house builders’ team of interior designers to give us some top tips on how to decorate a stylish bedroom for your children.