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Aug

Never Judge a Book by its Cover

Posted on 2nd August 2016  |   Add a comment

Never Judge a Book by its Cover

Are you throwing your money down the drain? Do you need a little inspiration for spending your spare cash? One very spontaneous buyer from Surrey can help with just that. Some places are just not made to be homes, but budding developer David Greaney made the impossible possible. A former public toilet building (yes – you read that right) sold for nearly £300,000 after...

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1

Aug

Buy a Raffle Ticket & Win an Island?

Posted on 1st August 2016  |   Add a comment

Buy a Raffle Ticket & Win an Island?

Selling your house can be a long and stressful process but this couple from Australia discovered a smart & fun way to sell their island resort. Buying a raffle ticket for $49 (£37.33), would have got you in with a chance of winning the 16-room island resort in Kosrae. Doug & Sally Beitz, who are originally from Australia, sold raffle tickets to...

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27

Jul

A Restoration Done Right

Posted on 27th July 2016  |   Add a comment

A Restoration Done Right

The entire restoration project for Combermere Abbey has took a very lengthy 25 years, £5.5millions and two applications for funding (which took 12 years in total) and also involved building another 42 houses just to keep the locals happy. This fabulous journey ended in May 2016 for Callander Becktt, the proud owner of the mansion; by adding the final pieces of...

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26

Jul

Fancy Living in Captain Jean-Luc Picard's Holiday Home? Then Make It So!

Posted on 26th July 2016  |   Add a comment

Fancy Living in Captain Jean-Luc Picard's Holiday Home? Then Make It So!

  Is a move to Yorkshire Dales a possibility? So the house may not be situated on another planet in another galaxy, but the beautiful backdrop of Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s glorious holiday home in Yorkshire Dales is certainly out of this world. Sir Patrick Stewart, who played the ever famous Star Trek character, has owned the holiday home for 25 years and it...

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25

Jul

The Most Expensive House Ever Sold in China

Posted on 25th July 2016  |   Add a comment

The Most Expensive House Ever Sold in China

  Take a look inside the most expensive house ever sold in China – including 32 bedrooms and a very impressive wine cellar. With a price tag of 1,000,000,000 Chinese Yuan (around £113million), this monster of a mansion is officially the most expensive house ever sold in China. The mansion which is appropriately named Taohuayuan, which translates to ‘Utopia’ or ‘Peace Blossom Land,’...

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19

Jul

Adam Levine & his $5.5 Million Soho Loft

Posted on 19th July 2016  |   Add a comment

Adam Levine & his $5.5 Million Soho Loft

    It’s hard work trying to sell more than one house at the same time, but the lead singer of Maroon 5; Adam Levine, is doing just that.   The two homes he shares with Model wife Behati Prinsloo, are located in New York’s Soho & Beverly Hills. So while preparing for the birth of his first child and his 11th season as a...

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15

Jul

A House Fit for any Thunderbirds Super-fan

Posted on 15th July 2016  |   Add a comment

A House Fit for any Thunderbirds Super-fan

  This amazing futuristic home which is inspired by Tracy Island, was purchased for less than half of £4 million when it was released on the market 11 years ago. ABSOLUTE BARGAIN IF YOU ASK US!   Eddie Mitchell, the managing director of Seven Developments built a Thunderbirds-inspired house in 2005. The house is based in Poole, Dorset. The inspiration comes from the ever famous...

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10

Nov

Featured Property: A Grand Design

Posted on 10th November 2015  |   Add a comment

Featured Property: A Grand Design

If ever appearances were deceptive, it is with this fairly ordinary looking semi in Belfast. Walking through the door you do not expect the fantastic high spec designer interior and generous space that singles this semi out as rather spectacular. The current owners have completely reconfigured and extended the interior of this property to create a cutting edge home where even the...

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10

Nov

Featured Property: Holiday in Style in the ultimate retreat

Posted on 10th November 2015  |   Add a comment

Featured Property: Holiday in Style in the ultimate retreat

IT is perhaps the ultimate holiday home - designed by a local man to ensure his family had the best time when they escaped to Donegal for their regular annual and weekend breaks. Jack McCabe (51) from Belfast, who owns his own stone import business, designed Heather's Grove himself and had it build to a very high specification in 2008. Now that...

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12

Sep

Idyllic seaside home that boasts Ireland's smallest church up for sale

Posted on 12th September 2015  |   Add a comment

Idyllic seaside home that boasts Ireland's smallest church up for sale

It is thought to be the smallest church in Ireland. And now St Gobban's on the grounds of The Braddan on the Portbradden Road, Bushmills, is up for sale. Built in the 1950s, the charming non-denominational church on the Causeway Coast near the Giant's Causeway is just 11ft 4ins x 6ft 9ins (3.45m x 2.06m). It has played host to dozens of marriage...

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