Barrel doghouses – Hondenhok http://hondenhok.com/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 04:02:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hondenhok.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-36-120x120.png Barrel doghouses – Hondenhok http://hondenhok.com/ 32 32 Tiny house a big deal for the Mineral Wells couple | News, Sports, Jobs https://hondenhok.com/tiny-house-a-big-deal-for-the-mineral-wells-couple-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 04:02:36 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/tiny-house-a-big-deal-for-the-mineral-wells-couple-news-sports-jobs/ Angie and Andrew Florence pose in front of their small house in Mineral Wells. The hull was built by Amish craftsmen and they finished the interior. (Photo provided) Andrew Florence demonstrates how to do laundry with a manual washing machine in “The Florences’ Off-Grid Journey”, a series on their YouTube channel. […]]]>



Angie and Andrew Florence pose in front of their small house in Mineral Wells. The hull was built by Amish craftsmen and they finished the interior. (Photo provided)

MINERAL WELLS – A couple from Mineral Wells are living the big life on a small scale.

Angie and Andrew Florence live in a small house, a 16 by 20 foot house where the main directive is to keep it clutter free.

“You must look at your needs and not your wants” said Andrew.

Located on 2 1/2 acres in Mineral Wells, the home‘s shell was built by Amish craftsmen in April 2021. The interior was built by the Florences.

“We did everything ourselves” Angie said.

Angie Florence in the living room of her tiny house in Mineral Wells. The house is 16 by 20. (Photo provided)

The house, which has a loft with enough space for Andrew’s three children to visit, was completed in July 2021 and the Florences have lived there ever since. The total cost was around $33,000, with the hull costing $15,000.

The house is almost completely “off-grid,” which means no utilities except for water, which will be replaced by a storage system that collects rainwater, Angie said.

Electricity is generated from solar cells producing enough watts to power a refrigerator, lights and other appliances. The Florences don’t have a TV and their internet connections are through their cell phone service, Andrew said.

The house has a wood-fired hot water tank and the heating is also wood-fired, but there is no air conditioning. The Florences, who cook on the wood-burning stove that doubles as heating, grow much of their food and keep bees.

Being off-grid means not having to depend on utilities if something goes wrong, she said.

The living room and kitchen of Angie and Andrew Florence’s tiny house in Mineral Wells. The couple also strive to be totally off the grid and not dependent on utilities. (Photo provided)

Their lives are chronicled on a YouTube channel, “The Florence’s off-grid trip.” They also have a Facebook page of the same name.

YouTube is a great source of information about being off the grid and learning how to live in a tiny house, Angie said.

Clutter is the bane of living in a tiny house, according to Angie. Space should be used as efficiently as possible, she said.

“You cannot be a hoarder or a collector of anything”, Angie said.

But the advantage of living in a smaller house is that there’s less maintenance, she says.

Andrew Florence demonstrates how to do laundry with a manual washing machine in “The Florences’ Off-Grid Journey”, a series on their YouTube channel. (Photo provided)

“I can take 10 minutes and the whole house is clean,” Angie said.

According to Comfyliving.net, 63% of millennials would consider buying a tiny home, and 68% of those living in a tiny home own their home and don’t have a mortgage. More than half of small home owners have more money saved than the average person.

The Florences were prepared to live in a small house. They lived in separate campgrounds before they got married, Andrew said.

Living in a tiny house changes the mindset and makes people realize that material things aren’t necessarily what’s important in life, Angie said.

“You must examine yourself”, he said. “You must be prepared to live with necessities and not with wants.”

It’s a simple life, but there’s more freedom when there’s less to worry about, Andrew said. People don’t need all that extra stuff, Andrew said.

“It’s the hardest thing for people to understand” he said.

Jess Mancini can be reached at jmancini@newsandsentinel.com




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Chelsea’s smallest house is for sale, so we took a look https://hondenhok.com/chelseas-smallest-house-is-for-sale-so-we-took-a-look/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 06:10:12 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/chelseas-smallest-house-is-for-sale-so-we-took-a-look/ Ideal Home Newsletter The home of good ideas for over 100 years Thank you for subscribing to . You will receive a verification email shortly. There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again. By submitting your information, you agree to the terms and conditions (opens in a new tab) and privacy policy […]]]>

There are times for all of us when we look around our homes and sign the lack of space. If only there was another room, a second toilet, a nice loft.

But, trust us, things could be much smaller. This Georgian house is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Even at a tiny 290 square feet, we can’t say for sure that it’s the smallest house in London, but it’s for sure the smallest house in Chelsea.

For reference, a standard one-car garage is about 200 square feet, so imagine having to live your life in less than a year and a half… Even with that, it’s not exactly budget property – it currently is. on the market for £1.2 million.

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The smallest house in Chelsea

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Roamingwood Lake Lakefront Home for Sale https://hondenhok.com/roamingwood-lake-lakefront-home-for-sale/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 21:39:21 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/roamingwood-lake-lakefront-home-for-sale/ New Even expensive Poconos homes are great bargains. Take a look at what $1.9 million will buy you. Sign up for our weekly Homes & Properties newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood events and more. Sure, this house on Roamingwood Lake at 214 Lakeview Dr., Lake Ariel, PA 18436 looks a little more rustic than […]]]>

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Even expensive Poconos homes are great bargains. Take a look at what $1.9 million will buy you.


Sure, this house on Roamingwood Lake at 214 Lakeview Dr., Lake Ariel, PA 18436 looks a little more rustic than anything you might see in Villanova or Gladwyne. But inside, its styling and amenities should make any Main Liner feel right at home. | Pike Wayne Association of Realtors Images MLS via Davis R. Chant Realtors

I have repeatedly emphasized since we began offering vacation and resort homes in the Poconos that the largest outdoor playground in Pennsylvania is the best vacation home value. You can get some pretty nice accommodations here without having to spend mainline-sized sums.

But what if you insist on spending so much? Well, you’ll still get a good deal. Consider this Roamingwood Lake waterfront home for sale, for example.

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Rear exterior

This vacation palace at The Hideout is as lavishly appointed as most Main Line homes. A mix of handcrafted styles and colonial traditions, it also has so many eye-popping elements.

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Foyer

Starting with its two-storey foyer, which forms the upper level of a three-level ground floor.

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Dining room

The lower level contains the dining room and the kitchen. The dining room gets plenty of light from its large triplet window as well as those in the den it overlooks on the lower level.

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Kitchen

Meanwhile, the adjoining kitchen has cabinetry that should strike the heart of any Villanovan or Gladwynite. And it has kitchen appliances that should thrill a professional chef’s heart, as they include a large commercial-grade Viking fridge-freezer and a commercial-grade Viking six-burner gas range with double oven, griddle and extractor hood. commercial style, as well as a jar filler and spice storage racks.

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Living room

A few more steps lead from these rooms to the living room, which has a coffered ceiling and a fireplace. The elevator that serves all floors of this house stops here. (Which, I should note, makes this home less than ideal for a wheelchair user.)

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Ground floor deck

A door next to the fireplace leads to the spacious ground floor terrace, which offers a beautiful view of the lake.

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Lair

And an arch at the same end of the living room connects to the other large two-story space in this house, his den. The ground floor design gives it two balconies and lots of large windows. A pellet stove gives it extra warmth in the colder months.

A hallway from the kitchen leads to the downstairs shower room of the house. The utility room and three-car garage are also on the upper level, up a short flight of stairs.

home office alcove

home office alcove

Steps lead from the ground floor to the walk-out basement, which also has a tiered layout. The first thing you encounter at the bottom of the stairs is a home office alcove.

Next to the alcove, a hallway leads to one of the two bedrooms on this floor, a full bathroom and a truly impressive mechanical room that contains the very sophisticated innards of this home.

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wet bar

It also leads past this well equipped bar to the family room and second bedroom.

The dining room

The dining room

The family room has a more woodsy vibe than the living room. Instead of a coffered ceiling, it has one with exposed beams and its stone fireplace contains a wood-burning stove.

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Lower level patio

Adjacent is the ground level patio below the main floor deck.

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Attic upstairs

Steps also lead from the ground floor to the second level, which is undivided. Up the stairs is this loft overlooking the family room. A U-turn up the stairs leads to the third bedroom, which has an en-suite powder room and a huge walk-in closet.

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master bedroom

A dogleg ride takes you into the master bedroom. The bedroom itself is as large as the whole exterior and has a cathedral ceiling. The elevator takes you directly to this room from the lower floors.

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Main bathroom

A large walk-in closet on one side of the entrance hall contains the accessories for the central vacuum system of the house. The spacious main bathroom is on the other side. In addition to what you see in this photo, it has a walk-in shower next to the toilet.

You get all of this for just $1.9 million. So far, that might not sound like a bargain, but that’s not all you get here. This property also has a heated driveway, so you will never have to shovel it in the winter. It also has heated floors.

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Terrace and dock by the lake

And because this home’s lot backs onto Roamingwood Lake, it also features a large lakefront deck and boat dock.

And since it’s in The Hideout, you also get to enjoy the use of the community’s many amenities. These amenities include a ski resort, campground, and 250 acres of permanently preserved wilderness, and that’s not all.

Try to find all of this on the mainline at all costs. So, does all of that make this Roamingwood Lake waterfront home for sale a bargain, or what?

THE SMALL CHARACTERISTICS

BEDS: 4

THERMES: 2 full, 2 half

SQUARE FEET: 5,247

SELLING PRICE: $1,900,000

OTHER THINGS: An annual homeowner’s association fee of $1,850 covers maintenance of the community’s roads, water, and sewers. Most community facilities require the payment of fees for their use, some seasonal, others on each visit; HOA members pay reduced fees. Details are available on The Hideout’s website. Motorboating is permitted on Roamingwood Lake, subject to boat horsepower and size restrictions.

214 Lakeview Dr., Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania 18436 [Philip Arasimowicz | Davis R. Chant Realtors – Hawley]

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Bringing a touch of Avoca to Russborough House – The Irish Times https://hondenhok.com/bringing-a-touch-of-avoca-to-russborough-house-the-irish-times/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 04:02:19 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/bringing-a-touch-of-avoca-to-russborough-house-the-irish-times/ There’s more than one reason these days to visit one of Ireland’s finest Palladian houses, Russborough, which in its beautiful grounds in Wicklow boasts the longest frontage of any house in Ireland, spectacular 18th century interiors and a famous art collection. However, the new cafe and basement shop, which over the past two years have […]]]>

There’s more than one reason these days to visit one of Ireland’s finest Palladian houses, Russborough, which in its beautiful grounds in Wicklow boasts the longest frontage of any house in Ireland, spectacular 18th century interiors and a famous art collection.

However, the new cafe and basement shop, which over the past two years have been transformed by former Avoca creative director Amanda Pratt, attract the attention of more recent visits.

Changes include a new, expanded and well-designed cafe and basement store, while what was an unprepossessing visitor entrance through a side courtyard now opens onto the grand colonnade into a bright and welcoming reception area.

The cafe is spacious and colorful, the glass tables house intriguing found objects of all kinds, from seashells to photos and other keepsakes. Likewise, carefully selected and interesting items are for sale in the shop – clothes, gifts, toys, books, garden and kitchen accessories, most of which relate in one way or another to the home, its interiors and its objects. There’s plenty to distract the eye from embroidered Indian brooches and Italian conversation rings, to silk pajamas, candelabras, unusual puzzles, scarves, glasses, table accessories, garden tools and a wide range of gift cards. And more.

“Her eye is very creative,” says store manager Anne Connolly, who has worked at Avoca in Powerscourt for more than two decades. Dressed in one of the store’s printed silk kimonos, she says local and overseas visitors to the Russborough store particularly love its quirky items. “Amanda buys very smartly and in relation to what the house is, the artwork, the furniture, the objects – she always has that in mind.”

Pratt has form when it comes to retail spaces. After the family business Avoca was sold in 2015 to Aramark, she was contacted by Damian Scott Montagu, brother of the Duke of Buccleuch (one of Scotland’s largest landowners and a descendant of Charles II’s illegitimate eldest son). After visiting Avoca in 2007, he wanted to restore the family’s 300-year-old stables at Dalkeith Palace, outside Edinburgh, and create an ‘Avoca-style’ cafe and lifestyle store, in what was originally a thriving 18th century court housing horses and grooms from visiting royals, from Mary Queen of Scots to Sir Walter Scott. Pratt rose to the challenge.

“I had a team of four and a rented office in Dublin for that £10million [€11.5 million] Restoration Yard project,” recalls Pratt. “And it was an interesting experience for an Irishwoman to get into it with an Irish team and a big part of it was restoring my confidence, but Damian was the support and the kindness itself.” She also came up with the idea for a wellness lab in the loft as well as a children’s play area, both of which have become popular destinations. The Yard was completed in 2017 and last year won the Best Independent Store in the UK and Ireland Draper’s Award, a huge source of pride for everyone involved. (Visit it at www.restorationyard.com)

A graduate in the history of art and architecture, Pratt has a great love for 18th century interiors and art. Following her success with Restoration Yard, she was approached by Teresa Crowley, Business Development Manager at Russborough, for advice on optimizing the home and accepted work, pro bono, for the Alfred Beit Foundation, the Trust charity in charge of the area.

“One of the reasons I agreed to do this was to continue the philanthropy of the families who lived here – the Milltowns and the Beits who gave two of the biggest gifts to the National Gallery. The Milltowns donated 600 works of art, furniture and objects and the Beits 17 Old Masters including a Vermeer. I am interested in Russborough as a celebration of beauty and cultural heritage and telling a story through the store. We have so few [big houses] left, so let’s take care of what we have.

She herself comes from a big house background and connects with the spirit of the place. “My grandmother Stella [Pratt née McVeagh] was born in 1898 at Drewstown House in Athboy, Co Meath. His ancestor, Major Joseph McVeagh, married the daughter of the Governor of Madras and bought the house in the 1780s – it remained in the family until the 1950s. “My grandmother was completely heartbroken when she was sold and I was raised by her who kept talking about her life in this house and being raised in. She told me all these stories.

As a designer, she’s never short of imaginative ideas for the store “because I come from a maker background and I’m pretty strict about what I stock. One of the things I have tried to do is to have as little plastic as possible and also I refuse to store books on theft and crime here [referring to the biggest art theft in the State’s history in 1986)] because this house needs a rebirth – it’s all about craftsmanship, beauty, skill and uplifting the spirit through experiencing the things in it – something to love apart whole.

She’s also aware, she says, that the house is ‘adult-oriented’, so she’s working on a baby’s room with items from the Museum of Childhood as well as other donated pieces, including a rocking horse. , a Victorian cradle, toys and clothes.

His next venture, however, is even more ambitious. Last year, it bought the former Avoca headquarters in Kilmacanogue and is embarking on a major property and commercial project. “I love project-based work and there’s a lot I want to do – and a lot will be to do and design.”

www.russboroughhouse.ie

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Our house has no ROOF after builders stopped work on our £71,000 extension – it looks like a bomb site https://hondenhok.com/our-house-has-no-roof-after-builders-stopped-work-on-our-71000-extension-it-looks-like-a-bomb-site/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 11:57:11 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/our-house-has-no-roof-after-builders-stopped-work-on-our-71000-extension-it-looks-like-a-bomb-site/ A COUPLE claim they have no roof left after a builder abandoned their £71,000 loft conversion mid-term. Dan Phipps says the home he shares with his wife Kim has looked like a “bomb site” for five months thanks to unfinished work. 9 Couple claim their builder ditched their loft conversion halfway throughCredit: News Group Newspapers […]]]>

A COUPLE claim they have no roof left after a builder abandoned their £71,000 loft conversion mid-term.

Dan Phipps says the home he shares with his wife Kim has looked like a “bomb site” for five months thanks to unfinished work.

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Couple claim their builder ditched their loft conversion halfway throughCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Dan and Kim Phipps say they've been homeless for five months

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Dan and Kim Phipps say they’ve been homeless for five monthsCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

The couple have hired MH Developments Limited to add an extra floor to their bungalow in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

They hoped the extra space would help Dan grow his dog grooming business and allow his elderly father to settle in after he fell down the stairs at his retirement complex last year.

Dan and Kim were quoted £71,000 for the job and they paid most of it up front, but after stripping the coastal property of its tiles and insulation, the workers are said to have made a runner.

Dan says he’s been trying to get them back and finish the job, or pay him back, ever since.

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The company acknowledged that work had stopped but declined to comment further.

Dan said: “They took the roof off in March and we haven’t had it since. The stress has been unbelievable.

“The house is in a shocking state. It’s like a bomb site.

“My wife and I have been strong together, but this has been a test for our relationship.”

Dan said a drop of over £67,000 would be horrible for anyone, but their situation is 10 times worse because their main builder was recommended by his sister’s boyfriend of 20 years.

The whole family has now quarreled with him because of the “nightmare”.

“I was told he was a great, lovely guy who went to his wedding, so I didn’t do much research on him,” Dan said.

“My sister is beside herself with guilt.”

Dan said everything seemed OK when he and Kim signed the contract and payment schedule earlier this year.

But their suspicions grew when they noticed some elements were missing, and even more so when they received a text message two weeks into the project saying the builder was going on vacation for seven nights.

“A notice would have been nice,” Dan said.

“It ended up being a two-week break for her brother’s wedding in Jamaica, so not exactly a last minute thing.”

Dan in the loft, which he said was supposed to be finished months ago

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Dan in the loft, which he said was supposed to be finished months agoCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
The view down into the bathroom where the stairs should be

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The view down into the bathroom where the stairs should beCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
The tileless roof of the unfinished loft extension

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The tileless roof of the unfinished loft extensionCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Dan outside his 'bomb site' home in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex

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Dan outside his ‘bomb site’ home in Bexhill-on-Sea, East SussexCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

While the director was away, his men reportedly removed all the tiles from the roof and covered it with plastic sheeting.

But a storm hit and it’s “pouring rain inside”, leaving their home “severely” water damaged.

“He was coming all over the place,” Dan added.

Work continued when the builder returned, but the house “was a building site” with “guys swarming everywhere”.

However, there were “good days,” and when things were going well, they were asked for more money, Dan said.

“It got to the point where we paid 70% of the money for 30% of the work and then it left,” he added.

Dan sought out a lawyer to try to recover some of his money, but the company reportedly only offered to reimburse him for the bare minimum.

The two sides are now locked in a bitter argument trying to resolve the issue, with neither willing to back down.

Dan claims the company refuses to provide receipts to prove how much things cost.

But MH Developments Limited, which was disbanded in July and no longer appears on the Federation of Master Builders website, reportedly insisted it only owed Phipps £5,000.

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“It’s very strange,” Dan said.

Dan and Kim have now borrowed money from friends and family to pay for work to be completed outside, but are desperate to recover the funds.

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Dan and Kim said the stress was ‘unbelievable’Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
What the couple's home has looked like for months

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What the couple’s home has looked like for monthsCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Dan in the downstairs bathroom where the stairs to the attic should be

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Dan in the downstairs bathroom where the stairs to the attic should beCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

What to do if you fall for a cowboy builder

Under consumer rights law, anyone who contracts for goods and services can expect these to be provided with reasonable care and skill – and this includes builders, plumbers , decorators and electricians.

It also includes materials, which must be of satisfactory quality, as described and fit for purpose.

If you have been the victim of a builder cowboy or had a dispute with your contractors, you must first gather all the evidence you have, including documents, photos, videos, messages and bank statements .

Then try to resolve the issues directly with the company, before trying an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method such as mediation or the services of a mediator.

If that doesn’t work, contact your bank to find out if you can recover the money spent using Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act (if the job costs between £100 and £30,000, your credit card is jointly and severally liable if something goes wrong).

If that doesn’t work, report them to the police on 101.

While the lines between what is criminal and simply bad practice are blurred, an entrepreneur could be convicted of fraud.

It is also important to contact Trading Standards. Citizens’ Advice has an online form to help you do this.

TS will then decide whether to investigate further based on the information you provide and help negotiate a settlement.

Even if not, the details can help if someone else complains about the same company.

It is also possible to take builders to small claims court if you have been left out. However, you run the risk of accumulating significant costs.

Although most home insurance policies will not cover construction work, it is worth confirming this with your provider.

And you should also, if possible, find out if your builder has liability insurance, which would also be helpful.

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How to speed up the sale of your property as house prices slow – it’s always a “good time to sell” https://hondenhok.com/how-to-speed-up-the-sale-of-your-property-as-house-prices-slow-its-always-a-good-time-to-sell/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 03:01:00 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/how-to-speed-up-the-sale-of-your-property-as-house-prices-slow-its-always-a-good-time-to-sell/ Good Morning Britain: Panelists discuss Queen putting royal property on airbnb The real estate market has defied the odds to collapse despite the skyrocketing cost of living and the widening disparity between price and affordability. While many Britons “caught in” inflated property prices during the sale, others were unfairly shut out of the market by […]]]>

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The real estate market has defied the odds to collapse despite the skyrocketing cost of living and the widening disparity between price and affordability. While many Britons “caught in” inflated property prices during the sale, others were unfairly shut out of the market by cash buyers and bidders with large deposits. A record price drop may be good news for some, but is it still a good time to buy or sell property in the UK? Express.co.uk spoke to property expert and professional property buyer Jonathon Rolande to find out exactly why he thinks now is still a great time for those looking to move, and how to speed up the sale of your home.

Even since the onset of the pandemic, the housing market has shown resilience and even continued to thrive, despite growing economic uncertainty.

According to the latest Halifax House Price Index, the average UK house price has now reached a record high of £294,260,

Jonathan Rolande of House Buy Fast said: “Despite the slowdown in price growth, this is still a tale of two real estate markets.

“On the one hand, there are those who are already owners and who are moving or completing their rental portfolio.

“On the other hand, there are those who, despite slightly suppressed prices, find it difficult to secure a mortgage, down payment or both.”

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He added that while the cost-of-living crisis was also deepening this disparity, the Prime Minister’s recent announcement of a two-year energy price cap has “given hope” to those hoping to move.

On September 8, 2022, Liz Truss announced that a typical household in Britain would pay no more than £2,500 a year on energy bills until October 2024 under a new government guarantee.

Jonathon noted that this announcement, coupled with continued high demand for properties, is enough to keep the market afloat.

He added that this is particularly true for the current period, which usually sees more people rushing to move after the summer, but before Christmas.

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Higher mortgage interest rates and cautious lenders could still impact buyers (Image: GETTY)

Jonathan said: “The impact of higher increases jeopardized so many facets of the economy that it was almost impossible to overstate the terrible consequences there could have been – bankruptcies, unemployment, rising inflation, collapsing real estate prices – anything was very possible.

“Bills and inflation always look poised to rise. Interest rates may well follow suit. But the edge of the cliff has, for now, been avoided.

“Businesses and owners now have certainty about their budget and can plan accordingly.”

While this reassurance is positive for people still wanting to move, the strong demand for real estate services is lengthening the lead times a bit and could get worse as Christmas approaches.

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How to speed up the sale of your home

To get things done quickly before further hikes in inflation and interest rates take place, Jonathan urged Britons to do all they can to get ahead.

He explained that “preparation is key” to speeding up the moving process, and that it can begin even before you find a buyer or find a new home.

Jonathon said: “Buyers and sellers alike should have lawyers ready ahead of time so things like identity checks and deposits can be done on time to avoid delays later.

“Sellers can also prepare property information sheets, find warranties for a new boiler or loft insulation, which often take a little time to locate.

“Of course, buyers must have the mortgage in place and have proof of funds to show real estate agents, lawyers and even the seller of the property that they are serious and genuine.”

Booking surveys quickly and having no sales chain are also great ways to reduce turnaround time.

When it comes to finalizing a buyer, paying attention to the presentation of your home is also crucial.

Sleek decor and a tidy space are both essential, although Jonathon also noted the importance of lighting.

He explained that during the dark and cold months, it can be more difficult to find a buyer due to the dark lighting.

However, plenty of outdoor lamps and lights are a great way to overcome this hurdle and really sell your home.

Jonathan added: “Paying attention to energy efficiency and your EPC rating is also a good idea in the current climate.

“Using smart meters, up-to-date appliances, and sharing your views on how cheap or efficient your home is is guaranteed to encourage buyers.”

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small streams run around Velocity studio’s awazuku house https://hondenhok.com/small-streams-run-around-velocity-studios-awazuku-house/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 10:36:16 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/small-streams-run-around-velocity-studios-awazuku-house/ Awazuku House by Studio Velocity Studio Velocity has completed Awazuku House, a set of small rental structures in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Nestled in a landscape of woods, winding paths and streams, the project seeks to assimilate the impressive natural landscape of the region and translate it into an architectural language. The resulting structure sees different […]]]>

Awazuku House by Studio Velocity

Studio Velocity has completed Awazuku House, a set of small rental structures in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Nestled in a landscape of woods, winding paths and streams, the project seeks to assimilate the impressive natural landscape of the region and translate it into an architectural language. The resulting structure sees different houses surrounded by small streams, giving the impression that they are floating. Each unit adopts a permeable silhouette thanks to the large openings in different directions, flooding the interior with natural light and touches of green.all images by Studio Velocity

Reuse of materials and waterways

The design team sought to make the most of the surrounding scene, reflecting it off the body of the structures. Each small house has an attic and large windows offering stunning mountain views. Thanks to the different heights, the position of the buildings and the direction of the slope of the roof, the views of the attic floors are not obstructed and do not overlap with the buildings of the site.

The architects used sustainable strategies and materials. They collected materials that remained in the area and revived them for the new project. They used stones from neglected walls that had been piled up along the site as earthen hold-ups to prevent falls. The pillars and beams of the existing house are transformed into benches and now decorate the outdoor space of the Awazuku house. Hedges, which are often seen in the area, are first transplanted to the adjacent field and then moved to the site for reuse. Their new function supports the line of flow and provides privacy. The old well, which is no longer in use, was tested for water quality and then a hand pump was installed to make it functional again.

Rainwater is collected and drained by a watercourse that meanders around the site. The architects gave it a gentle curve to fit the nearby stream, adding a breezy atmosphere to the structures. This waterway also serves as a boundary between buildings, fulfilling privacy requirements. In addition, it can be used as an emergency water source in the event of a water failure.

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The FEED Media Art Center on State Street will host residencies and exhibitions https://hondenhok.com/the-feed-media-art-center-on-state-street-will-host-residencies-and-exhibitions/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 02:04:03 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/the-feed-media-art-center-on-state-street-will-host-residencies-and-exhibitions/ Originally from Erie, Benton Bainbridge is a media artist whose work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington DC, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Italy, Fundación Juan March in Madrid, Spain and more. Now he brings his media art expertise to downtown Erie in the form of his […]]]>

Originally from Erie, Benton Bainbridge is a media artist whose work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington DC, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Italy, Fundación Juan March in Madrid, Spain and more.

Now he brings his media art expertise to downtown Erie in the form of his FEED Media Art Center at 1307 State St.

The National Endowment for the Arts defines media arts as all genres and forms that use electronic media, film and technology as an artistic medium. This includes projects presented via film, television, radio, audio, video, internet, interactive and mobile technologies, video games, immersive and cross-platform storytelling and satellite broadcasting.

Bainbridge, 56, describes FEED as a center that “supports the creation, exhibition, teaching, preservation and innovation of media arts”.

“This could include sound art, interactive art forms or other forms that can be used for programming or equipment systems to create responsive, generative and immersive media,” he said. declared. “So that’s the goal here; always keep the space as flexible as possible.”

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First home buyer makes competing offers, sign of irrational real estate market https://hondenhok.com/first-home-buyer-makes-competing-offers-sign-of-irrational-real-estate-market/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 05:08:01 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/first-home-buyer-makes-competing-offers-sign-of-irrational-real-estate-market/ A first-time home buyer has been forced to bid $20,000 against himself for a one-bedroom apartment in a trendy Sydney suburb. The New York-style loft at 10/15-27 Hutchinson Street in Surry Hills had a price guide between $700,000 and $750,000 – with four registered bidders attending the auction on Saturday. Just three bids saw bidding […]]]>

A first-time home buyer has been forced to bid $20,000 against himself for a one-bedroom apartment in a trendy Sydney suburb.

The New York-style loft at 10/15-27 Hutchinson Street in Surry Hills had a price guide between $700,000 and $750,000 – with four registered bidders attending the auction on Saturday.

Just three bids saw bidding stop at $750,000 – well below the $800,000 reserve.

The young man then raised his bid by $20,000 to $770,000 after a conversation with the agent, who agreed to the sale if he raised his bid.

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A first-time home buyer has bid $20,000 against himself for a loft in Sydney’s Surry Hills

The New York-style loft at 10/15 27 Hutchinson Street in Surry Hills had a price guide between $700,000 and $750,000

The New York-style loft at 10/15 27 Hutchinson Street in Surry Hills had a price guide between $700,000 and $750,000

The property has 4.3 meter high ceilings to accommodate the mezzanine bedroom, with exposed raw materials giving the apartment a unique look.

It has a terrace for entertaining and direct access to a shared garden overlooking the apartment.

This is one of many stunning homes inside the De La Vega E-Space warehouse conversion in the heart of Surry Hills.

Ray White’s Ercan Ersan brokered a middle ground for buyer and seller to close the deal.

The sole property agent has negotiated a middle ground for the seller and the buyer

The sole property agent has negotiated a middle ground for the seller and the buyer

The one bedroom loft is one of many gorgeous homes inside the converted warehouse

The one bedroom loft is one of many gorgeous homes inside the converted warehouse

“I let him know the reserve was $800,000 and he could pay up to $770,000 and he agreed to that,” Mr. Ersan told Domain.

“If someone isn’t realistic or ready to meet the market, they probably won’t sell.”

“The bed, a bathroom, no parking is the hardest stock to sell. It is worn by first time home buyers and investors. These are the two most sensitive buyer profiles right now due to loans and interest rates.

The apartment has an entertainment terrace and direct access to a shared garden

The apartment has an entertainment terrace and direct access to a shared garden

Another auction in nearby Darlinghurst saw a similar situation, with a couple bidding against themselves and upping their bid from $2.605 million to $2.7 million only to meet sellers halfway through.

The owners of the three-bedroom apartment on Liverpool Street have reduced the $2.8million reserve to complete the sale to a mid-west couple who were looking to downsize.

“The sellers were realistic, he bought it last year for $2.4 million and he wanted to sell it today, so he hit the market,” said agent Guido Scatizzi of BresicWhitney Darlinghurst.

“In fact, we did well, in a declining market. We got $300,000 more than he sold last year.

Surry Hills, a sought-after suburb in Sydney’s central east, saw its median unit price drop 1% in the past financial year, to $950,000.

Darlinghurst’s median unit price remains around $1.1 million.

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Scandic opens a grand new hotel in a historic printing house in Helsinki https://hondenhok.com/scandic-opens-a-grand-new-hotel-in-a-historic-printing-house-in-helsinki/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 01:41:35 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/scandic-opens-a-grand-new-hotel-in-a-historic-printing-house-in-helsinki/ Today, Scandic Helsinki Hub opened its doors in the Finnish capital. Located in downtown Helsinki, the hotel is housed in an impressive 1920s printing house that has been converted into a grand hotel with 352 rooms. Along with unique loft-style rooms, the hotel offers inspiring spaces for events, meetings and co-working, as well as a […]]]>

Today, Scandic Helsinki Hub opened its doors in the Finnish capital. Located in downtown Helsinki, the hotel is housed in an impressive 1920s printing house that has been converted into a grand hotel with 352 rooms. Along with unique loft-style rooms, the hotel offers inspiring spaces for events, meetings and co-working, as well as a trattoria and bars.

Scandic Helsinki Hub is strategically located at the crossroads of downtown Helsinki and charming southern Helsinki. Remnants of the old printing press have been elegantly preserved throughout the design of the entire building, and guests can choose accommodations that offer a variety of special features and unique experiences, including rooms with a private terrace overlooking the courtyard hotel and junior suites with large corner windows. . Rooms facing Annankatu Street also offer a view of the green grounds of the Old Church.

– We are delighted to open a new hotel at a time when we are seeing good development in the Helsinki region where the level of activity has returned to our hotels. Scandic Helsinki Hub is a wonderful addition to our existing portfolio of hotels in the capital, as domestic and intra-Nordic business and leisure travelers return to our hotels, says Aki Käyhkö, Head of Scandic Hotels Finland.

Scandic Helsinki Hub offers flexible meeting, event and coworking spaces. For larger gatherings there is also a tiered space with a 16 meter LED wall for larger and more extravagant events.

– We want to be a hub where people from all over the world can meet and spark new ideas. We are opening with an international team of nearly 100 people and I am extremely happy to welcome guests from all over to this fantastic hotel and extraordinary building,” said Outi Hanhijärvi, Managing Director of Scandic Helsinki Hub.

The hotel’s restaurant, Trattoria II Centro, offers Italian cuisine as well as a selection of vegan dishes prepared with authentic Italian ingredients. You can enjoy these delights on the hotel’s glass-enclosed terrace or at the bar which opens onto the courtyard.

As with all Scandic hotels, sustainability is central to the Scandic Helsinki Hub. The hotel is eco-labeled according to the rigorous new criteria of the Nordic Swan Ecolabel where, among other things, eco-labeled products and chemicals and 100% renewable electricity, the absence of single-use disposable products, reduced water consumption, a climate-friendly menu and a reduced diet. the waste served as the basis for certification.

The principles of sustainable development were the starting point for the entire hotel planning process. Many original elements have been retained in the building and recycled materials such as plastic bottles and textile waste for furniture and carpets have been favored when sourcing.

Facts about Scandic Helsinki Hub

  • 352 rooms
  • 25 accessible rooms
  • Italian trattoria and 2 bars, 300 seats
  • Courtyard terrace
  • 8 event and meeting spaces, maximum capacity 520
  • Coworking lounge
  • Gym, sauna, cold bucket showers and yoga room
  • Garage with charging for electric car and bicycle
  • Original building: Tilgmann printing house from the 1920s and 1930s
  • Interior design: Franz Design
  • Architect, renovations: PES-Arkkitehdit
  • Owner: Työeläkeyhtiö Varma
  • Construction: Haahtela
  • Years of construction: 2020 – 2022
  • Environmental certification: Nordic Swan Ecolabel

For more information please contact:
Oscar Brehmer, Communications Manager, Scandic Hotels Group
E-mail:oscar.brehmer@scandichotels.com
Telephone: +46 721 709 297

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