Poole house prices – Welcome To Poole http://welcometopoole.co.uk/ Sat, 11 Sep 2021 09:04:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Poole house prices – Welcome To Poole http://welcometopoole.co.uk/ 32 32 A selection of truly stunning country houses and estates for those with £ 10million to spend https://welcometopoole.co.uk/a-selection-of-truly-stunning-country-houses-and-estates-for-those-with-10million-to-spend/ https://welcometopoole.co.uk/a-selection-of-truly-stunning-country-houses-and-estates-for-those-with-10million-to-spend/#respond Fri, 10 Sep 2021 16:11:03 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/a-selection-of-truly-stunning-country-houses-and-estates-for-those-with-10million-to-spend/

At the top of the market, the properties for sale are breathtaking.

Sandbanks, Poole – £ 10,000,000

A “waterside retreat” in the popular Sandbanks area of ​​Poole, known for its big boats and even bigger houses.

Built in 1991 by a local builder as a family home, the property offers spectacular views – and access – to the water and harbor beyond, and benefits from its own private jetty and mooring.

A movie theater, gym, sauna, and swim-jet pool are just a fraction of what this impressive property has to offer.

For sale with Fine & Country. See more photos of this property or ask the agent for more details.

Find more properties near Sandbanks, Poole.


Kidlington, Oxfordshire – POA

A seven-bedroom neo-classical house sits at the center of this 338-acre estate in Oxfordshire, with two other separate wings also on the grounds.

The enormous equine / sports estate – located on the outskirts of the Cotswolds – has world-class facilities, including three stud farms.

The 8,169 square foot main house also features an indoor pool, wine cellar, and billiard room.

For sale with Savills. See more photos of this property or ask the agent for more details.

Find more properties near Kidlington, Oxfordshire.


Bures, Colchester – £ 10,500,000

This Grade II listed moated country house can set you back over £ 10million, but it also includes a fairly large range of additional properties …

… Including a Grade II listed attic, a Grade II listed Essex barn…

… Two traditional adjoining cottages, and many additional outbuildings. Quite the range!

For sale with Bryant Land and Property. See more photos of this property or ask the agent for more details.

Find more properties near Bures, Colchester.


Godalming, Surrey – £ 19,750,000

Buyers looking for a recording and mixing studio on their property (and with a budget of almost £ 20million) need look no further than Rockwood, which was built in a Arts and Crafts style circa 1910.

Notable former owners include the husband of former Pakistani prime minister, Benazir Bhutto.

With the recent addition of a ‘Leisure and Family Wing’ – which includes an indoor pool, gym and games room, the property truly has something for everyone, including one of the best wine cellars that we have encountered.

For sale with Savills. See more photos of this property or ask the agent for more details.

Find more properties near Godalming, Surrey.


Basingstoke – £ 13,800,000

Over 1,000 acres make up Roundtown Estate in Hampshire.

The unique ‘U’ shaped estate is located close to the sought after village of Upton Gray and offers excellent gambling opportunities in the lush and expansive countryside.

In addition to the seven bedroom main house there is a stable block, as well as the planning of a ‘period style gite’ which could provide additional accommodation.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more photos of this property or ask the agent for more details.

Find more properties near Basingstoke.


Sevenoaks, Kent – £ 10,000,000

Godden Green is a beautifully updated 140 year old home with wonderful modern touches.

The country house is set in lovely 16 acre grounds, with a swimming pool and pool house in old walled vegetable gardens, close to the pretty hamlet of Godden Green.

It includes a detached one-bedroom cottage, garage, garden stores and greenhouse, as well as other summer houses and pavilions arranged around the grounds.

For sale with Savills. See more photos of this property or ask the agent for more details.

Find more properties near Sevenoaks, Kent.


Virginia Water, Surrey – POA

Former home of former US Ambassador John Hay Whitney, Cherry Hill is an impressive architectural feat.

Built in the 1930s by British architect Oliver Hill, the breathtaking property has undergone a “sensitive and ambitious” restoration.

Today it is a very unique house, with world class finishes and a lot of style.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more photos of this property or ask the agent for more details.

Find more properties near Virginia Water, Surrey.


Chiddingfold, Surrey – £ 30million

Some estates in the eight-figure bracket are there because of the land they come with – this is not the case for Sydenhurst, which sits in 30 acres of countryside near this popular village between Haslemere and Godalming.

It’s not hard to see where the appraisal of this truly stunning, newly built country house “meticulously crafted and crafted to combine the best of British craftsmanship,” according to officers, comes from.

There are 8 to 10 bedrooms, depending on the layout, but it is the reception areas and leisure facilities that are sure to capture the imagination of a house clearly built to impress.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more photos and details about this property.


Salisbury, Dorset – £ 18.5million

West Woodyates is a simply stunning house surrounded by beautiful gardens.

This 18th-century house was built by Thomas Pitt, the dodgy adventurer and diamond dealer-turned-bon who founded the political Pitt dynasty.

The house and gardens are truly exquisite and beautifully maintained, but they are just the start of a 970 acre estate within the historic and picturesque Cranborne Chase AONB.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more photos and details about this property.


Sheriff Hutton, York – £ 10million

A massive effort was put on Sheriff Hutton to save this country house – now it’s pristine and ready to welcome someone.

“The schedule of repairs to date is mind-boggling,” Penny Churchill wrote in Country Life last month, “but will certainly be of great comfort to any proud future owner of this historic country estate.”

What if you fancy a project? Well, while the nearly 18,000 square foot main house is complete, some of the other properties on the 203 acre estate are still in need of renovation.

For sale with Savills. See more photos and details about this property.

Check out the best country homes for sale this week that hit the market through Country Life.

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The best pubs in Dorset to visit this weekend https://welcometopoole.co.uk/the-best-pubs-in-dorset-to-visit-this-weekend/ https://welcometopoole.co.uk/the-best-pubs-in-dorset-to-visit-this-weekend/#respond Fri, 03 Sep 2021 23:15:00 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/the-best-pubs-in-dorset-to-visit-this-weekend/ WITH THE temperature finally rising, it’s definitely the perfect time for a good cold pint.

For those looking to visit a pub this weekend, we’ve rounded up some of the best in the area.

Using Google Reviews, here are the top rated pubs in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole:

Bournemouth:

Chaplin’s and the Cellar Bar

529 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4AG

With a whopping 1,374 reviews, Chaplins has a rating of 4.5 on Google Reviews. The quirky and quaint bar features local bands and serves real ale.

It even has an enchanted, paved garden to the rear with a patio and string lights.

The Firkin hangar

279 Holdenhurst Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH8 8BZ

With an impressive 4.7 rating and over 300 happy customers on Google Reviews, the small independent pub is a hit with residents and visitors alike.

The Firkin Shed has also been named as one of Britain’s best pubs with several CAMRA awards, including being the former winner of the CAMRA National Cider Pub Award.

Paul Gray of The Firkin Shed with both of his previous CAMRA awards

One customer said: “Great beer selection, great company and better staff. ”

Another beer lover said: “” This is a great place for an unpretentious pint, just good people and good beer. ”

The ghost bear

65 Southbourne Grove, Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 3QU

This upbeat and quirky place offers a huge selection of beers, lagers and ciders with something for everyone.

The friendly staff, relaxed setting, and brilliant snack menu made a splash with patrons who received 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Christchurch:

Saxon bar

5 Saxon Center, Fountain Roundabout, Christchurch BH23 1QN

With an impressive 4.7 stars, the Saxon Bar offers a selection of beers and ciders at reasonable prices.

A satisfied customer said: “Superb micropub open Monday. Offers a wide variety of real and craft beers.”

Another said: “Very good range of specialty beers and ciders. Try one of their palettes (3-third-quart samples served on a wooden pallet) and ask for a recommendation for a good selection. Always one. excellent service. ”

Ye Olde George Christchurch

2A Castle St, Christchurch BH23 1DT

Another popular pub is Ye Old George with 4.3 stars and over 800 reviews.

The pub offers outdoor seating and dining, one customer said: “Amazing food and amazing staff. Five stars – would recommend it to anyone who likes a cool place to eat and drink with friends or family. ”

Bournemouth Echo:

Ye Olde George Inn in Christchurch

the cozy

10 Church Street, Christchurch BH23 1BW

The Snug has a stellar 4.8 rating with lots of people complimenting the pub decor and atmosphere as well as an extensive drink menu.

One reviewer said: “Nice pub, great beer, friendly, cheerful staff – micropub downstairs, stylish lounge upstairs. Excellent.”

Poole:

Poole Arm

19 Le Quai, Poole BH15 1HJ

The Poole Arms claims to be “Poole Quay’s oldest seafood bar”. The historic, rustic pub has a terrace and serves homemade seafood specialties and international wine.

One reviewer said, “Absolutely superb! Lovely quirky little pub, great menu choice and the food was amazing! The staff were very attentive and really welcoming and the pub has a very nice friendly atmosphere, I would highly recommend a visit here, we will definitely be back.

4.6 – 740 reviews

Rope and anchor

Sarum Street, Poole BH15 1JW

Cozy pub with wood accents offering English dishes, draft beers and weekly concerts, and an outdoor courtyard.

A satisfied customer said: “We came here with our puppy on Friday night. It was perfect. Friendly welcome and delicious food. Oh and they sell real ale which was a big bonus for me.”

4.5 – 499 reviews

The Hoy of Portsmouth

Le Quai, Poole BH15 1HJ

Portsmouth Hoy describes itself as an atmospheric waterfront pub with the feel of a historic galleon – the pub serves real ales and regional produce.

With a rating of 4.5 and over 400 reviews, it’s a real storm with customers.

One of them said: “Fabulous pub with a great atmosphere. The food was spot on and very affordable compared to others in the area. The girls serving us were extremely friendly. We loved it so much. We are going back for the last night of our weeks vacation here in Poole. ”

If we haven’t featured your favorite in this list, then shout it out in the comments below.

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How have average house prices in Dorset changed https://welcometopoole.co.uk/how-have-average-house-prices-in-dorset-changed/ https://welcometopoole.co.uk/how-have-average-house-prices-in-dorset-changed/#respond Fri, 03 Sep 2021 23:10:00 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/how-have-average-house-prices-in-dorset-changed/ ZOOPLA has revealed the areas in Dorset where average house prices have changed the most over the past 12 months.

Dorset is full of unique places to live, with many stunning beauty spots, quaint villages and commuting areas close to major towns and cities

The coronavirus pandemic has also brought about an overhaul of people working from home, as people are less willing to live in larger areas in order to get to the office if their work can be effectively done from home.

The pandemic has also caused house prices to change, with some reporting minimal increases or small declines in value. While a 2% growth doesn’t sound like much, it can still mean a few thousand extra pounds added to the average home value.

Using Zoopla data, we have compiled a list of the average home values ​​in regions of Dorset and how they have changed over the past 12 months.

An aerial view of Christchurch, Dorset

Looking at the list, it’s clear that popular seaside towns are the places where average home values ​​rise due to people swapping their urban lifestyle for sea air. We have included towns or significant areas of Dorset so we have not included small villages or suburbs of large areas.

Christchurch saw the biggest increase, growing 4.37% in value or an increase of £ 18,216 in the past 12 months. Weymouth, another popular seaside town, came in second after reporting a £ 12,011 increase in house prices over the past 12 months.

Gillingham in North Dorset saw the biggest drop in home value, with the average house price falling £ 10,681.

From low to high, here are the changes in average house values ​​in towns and major areas of Dorset over the past 12 months:

  • Gillingham – Current value of £ 284,257, a decrease of £ 10,681 (-3.62%)
  • Swanage – Present value of £ 399,336, a decrease of £ 10,598 (-2.58%)
  • Portland – Current value of £ 209,556, a decrease of £ 4,637 (-2.17%)
  • Wimborne – Current value of £ 425,633, a decrease of £ 8,687 (-2.00%)
  • Corfe Mullen – Current value of £ 375,012, a decrease of £ 7,653 (-2.00%)
  • Beaminster – Current value £ 372,714, a decrease of £ 6,408 (-1.69%)
  • Sturminster Newton – Current value of £ 362,848, a decrease of £ 6,028 (-1.63%)
  • Poole – Current value of £ 387,235, down £ 4,500 (-1.15%)
  • Bournemouth – Current value of £ 326,460, a decrease of £ 3,137 (-0.95%)
  • Bere Regis – Current value of £ 345,312, an increase of £ 807 (0.23%)
  • Wareham – Current value £ 393,716, an increase of £ 921 (0.23%)
  • Corfe Castle – Current value of £ 535,482, an increase of £ 1,247 (0.23%)
  • Sherborne – Current value £ 374,875, an increase of £ 2,052 (0.55%)
  • Blandford Forum – Current value £ 357,019, an increase of £ 2,884 (0.81%)
  • Lyme Regis – Current value £ 469,483, an increase of £ 8,030 (1.74%)
  • Verwood – Current value £ 395,548, an increase of £ 7,932 (2.05%)
  • Bridport – Current value £ 367,942, an increase of £ 9,108 (2.54%)
  • Charmouth – Current value £ 424,725, an increase of £ 10,510 (2.54%)
  • Shaftesbury – Current value £ 363,694, an increase of £ 9,281 (2.62%)
  • Dorchester – Current value of £ 370,676, an increase of £ 11,269 (3.13%)
  • Ferndown – Current value £ 419,884, an increase of £ 12,928 (3.18%)
  • Weymouth – Current value £ 290,792, an increase of £ 12,011 (4.31%)
  • Christchurch – Current value £ 434,787, an increase of £ 18,216 (4.37%)

Tom Parker, consumer spokesperson at Zoopla, said: “A highly desirable place to live, many parts of Dorset have a lot to offer homeowners and as a result house prices are higher.

“Besides the sandy beaches and natural beauty, there are perfect villages to explore, while towns like Bournemouth and Poole are full of places to eat, drink and shop.”

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Tech giants are now too big to fail for bank regulators around the world, Telecom News, ET Telecom https://welcometopoole.co.uk/tech-giants-are-now-too-big-to-fail-for-bank-regulators-around-the-world-telecom-news-et-telecom/ https://welcometopoole.co.uk/tech-giants-are-now-too-big-to-fail-for-bank-regulators-around-the-world-telecom-news-et-telecom/#respond Fri, 20 Aug 2021 05:37:00 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/tech-giants-are-now-too-big-to-fail-for-bank-regulators-around-the-world-telecom-news-et-telecom/ More than a decade after the financial crisis, regulators are again frightened that some companies at the heart of the financial system are too big to fail. But these are not banks.

This time around, it’s the tech giants including Google, Amazon, and Microsoft that are hosting a growing mass of banking, insurance, and marketplace operations on their vast cloud-based internet platforms that keep watchdogs out of business. sleep at night.

Sources at the central bank told Reuters that the speed and scale at which financial institutions move critical operations such as payment systems and online banking to the cloud was a dramatic shift in potential risks.

“We are only at the start of the paradigm shift, so we need to make sure we have a suitable solution,” said a financial regulator from a Group of Seven country, who declined to be named.

It’s the latest sign of how financial regulators are joining their data and competition counterparts to take a closer look at the global influence of Big Tech.

Banks and tech companies claim that greater use of cloud computing is a win-win because it results in faster, cheaper services that are more resilient to hackers and outages.

But regulatory sources say they fear that a problem in a cloud computing company could bring down key services in several banks and countries, preventing customers from making payments or accessing services, and undermining the confidence in the financial system.

The US Treasury, the European Union, the Bank of England and the Bank of France are among those stepping up their scrutiny of cloud technology to mitigate the risks that banks rely on a small group of companies and technology companies “stuck”, or excessively dependent, on a single cloud provider.

“We are very careful that things will fail,” said Simon McNamara, chief executive officer of UK bank NatWest. “If 10 organizations are not prepared and are connected to a vendor that goes missing, then we are all going to have a problem.”

The EU proposed in September that external services “critical” to the financial sector such as the cloud be regulated to strengthen existing recommendations on outsourcing of the bloc’s banking authority dating back to 2017.

The Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC), meanwhile, wants to better understand the agreements between banks and cloud operators and the Bank of France told lenders last month that they need to have a written contract. clearly defining controls over outsourced activities.

“The FPC believes that additional policy measures to mitigate financial stability risks in this area are needed,” he said in July.

The European Central Bank, which regulates the euro area’s largest lenders, said on Wednesday that banking spending on cloud computing increased by more than 50% in 2019 compared to 2018.

And that’s just the beginning. Spending on cloud services by banks around the world is expected to more than double to $ 85 billion in 2025, from $ 32.1 billion in 2020, according to data from technology research firm IDC shared with Reuters.

An IDC survey of 50 major banks around the world identified only six major cloud service providers: IBM, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Alibaba, and Oracle.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) – the largest cloud provider according to Synergy Group – reported $ 28.3 billion in revenue in the six months to June, up 35% year-on-year previous and higher than its annual revenue of $ 25.7 billion in 2018.

As all industries have increased their spending on the cloud, analysts told Reuters that financial services companies have moved faster since the pandemic after a surge in demand for online banking and loan programs. emergency.

“Banks are still very diligent but they have become more comfortable with the model and are moving at a fairly rapid pace,” said Jason Malo, chief analyst at Gartner Consultants.

Regulators fear cloud failures will cause banking systems to crash and prevent people from accessing their money, but say they have little visibility into cloud providers.

Last month, the Bank of England said big tech companies can dictate terms and conditions to financial firms and don’t always provide enough information for their clients to monitor risk – and “secrecy” must end .

There are also concerns that banks are not spreading their risk sufficiently among cloud providers.

Google told Reuters that less than a fifth of financial companies use multiple clouds if they fail, according to a recent survey, although 88% of those that have yet to spread their risk plan to do so within a timeframe. one year.

Central bank sources said part of the solution could be some form of reassurance mechanism on the resilience of cloud providers to banks to mitigate the industry’s overall exposure to a cloud service – with the banking regulator having the power. global point of view.

“Regardless of the allocation of control responsibilities between the cloud service provider and the bank, the bank is ultimately responsible for the effectiveness of the control environment,” the US Federal Reserve said in a draft guidance issued to lenders last month.

FINRA, which regulates Wall Street brokers, released a report on Monday ahead of possible rule changes to ensure that using the cloud does not harm the market or investors.

However, being able to easily switch cloud providers when needed is an easier said than done task and could disrupt operations, according to the FINRA report.

Banks and tech companies challenge the idea that greater adoption of the cloud makes financial system infrastructure inherently riskier.

Adrian Poole, UK and Ireland director of financial services for Google Cloud, said the cloud may be more effective at bolstering a bank’s security capabilities than building it in-house.

UK digital lender Zopa said it has moved 80% of its transactions to the cloud and is working to mitigate risk. Zopa chief executive Jaidev Janardana said the company is also deliberately relying on the expertise of tech companies.

“Cloud providers are investing a lot of resources in security on a scale that few individual companies could manage,” he said.

Google’s Poole said the company was willing to work more closely with financial regulators.

“We may one day see regulators pull data on demand from regulated banks with cloud-enabled application programming interfaces (APIs), instead of waiting for banks to periodically send them data,” a- he declared.

McNamara of NatWest said the bank is working closely with tech companies and regulators to mitigate risk and has put alternative services in place in case things go wrong.

“The responsibility ends with us,” McNamara said. “We don’t put all of our eggs in one basket.”

One problem, however, is that not all banks have a full understanding of the resilience risks that could arise from a massive move to the cloud, said Jost Hoppermann, senior analyst at Forrester, especially smaller lenders.

“Some banks don’t have the necessary know-how,” he said. “They think doing this will make all of their problems go away, and that is certainly not true.”

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Elon Musk’s Satellites Transmit Internet to Remote Chilean Fishing Hamlet, Telecom News, ET Telecom https://welcometopoole.co.uk/elon-musks-satellites-transmit-internet-to-remote-chilean-fishing-hamlet-telecom-news-et-telecom/ https://welcometopoole.co.uk/elon-musks-satellites-transmit-internet-to-remote-chilean-fishing-hamlet-telecom-news-et-telecom/#respond Fri, 20 Aug 2021 02:25:00 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/elon-musks-satellites-transmit-internet-to-remote-chilean-fishing-hamlet-telecom-news-et-telecom/
By Pablo Sanhueza

SOTOMO: After a half-hour windswept journey on foot and by boat through a rugged wooded estuary to the school he attends in remote southern Chile, Diego Guerrero can finally access the internet.

His school is located in the hamlet of Sotomo, about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) south of the capital Santiago in the Los Lagos region and inhabited by only 20 families.

A scattering of brightly painted wood and tin houses, Sotomo stands out as a row of mist-covered rock outcrops jutting out into the Pacific Ocean. It is only accessible by boat.

For decades, its inhabitants have survived by catching mussels and fish for sale in the market, a five-hour round trip by boat.

Today, it is one of two locations in Chile to be chosen for a pilot project led by billionaire Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, to receive free internet access for a year.

Starlink, a division of SpaceX, aims to deploy 12,000 satellites as part of a low-earth orbit network to provide low-latency high-speed internet services around the world, with particular emphasis on remote areas that terrestrial internet infrastructure is struggling to reach.

Since October, it has offered a “Better Than Nothing Beta” program to subscribers in the United States, while conducting pilot tests in other countries. In Chile, a second branch will be installed in Caleta Sierra, a small fishing port near the arid deserts of the north.

The plan is key to generating the funds SpaceX needs to fund Musk’s dream of developing a new rocket capable of flying paying customers to the moon and possibly attempting to colonize Mars.

For Diego, 7, a stable internet is already a dream.

“I really like the Internet because we can do our homework,” he said. “It’s faster so we can do more.”

Starlink did not respond to a request for comment from Reuters. SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell said in a July statement about the Chilean pilot: “Starlink was designed for remote communities like Caleta Sierra and Sotomo. Broadband connectivity can have an impact transformational on these communities. “

ENLARGEMENT OF HORIZONS

Diego’s favorite subject at school is math. He wants to be a sailor and loves to go out on his father Carlos’ fishing boat.

Carlos, 40, has more ambitious plans for his son and hopes that the window to the world that the new Internet connection will offer him will broaden his horizons.

He takes Diego to school every day by boat, often battling the wind and rain to get him there.

“I didn’t have the option of going to school so you do it regardless of the conditions, rain or shine or pandemic, even if it’s difficult,” he said.

“If he has a good education he has this option and is eager to do it, then you have all the hopes of any father, that maybe one day all the children of Sotomo will be able to access professional jobs. . “

Using tablets provided by the Ministry of Education, the school’s seven students can now access online learning materials, watch movies, take virtual tours of museums and try out video calls with children from other schools.

Their only teacher at John F Kennedy School in Sotomo, Javier de la Barra, said he was also eager to use it for his professional development.

The signal is received via a satellite dish installed on the roof of the school, which transmits via a Wi-Fi device to most of its facilities and to the outdoor terrace. Eventually, it is planned to extend it to the rest of the hamlet.

It only operates from noon to midnight, due to a limited supply of diesel from the generator that powers Sotomo.

Nonetheless, said de la Barra, this is a significant step forward in the spotty mobile internet signal that residents can currently get on their phones by leaning out of windows or paddling in the bay.

The Starlink antennas were installed in July and inaugurated earlier this month in a ceremony attended by Minister of Transport and Telecommunications Gloria Hutt.

She said she hoped Starlink would prove essential in bridging Chile and the wider region’s digital divide – an issue exposed with the advent of coronavirus lockdowns that have left people without a good internet. who find it difficult to work or study.

Chile has one of the highest internet penetration rates on the continent, with 21 million mobile internet connections among its population of 19 million as of March 2021, according to government figures.

But as Sotomo’s families can attest, having mobile internet doesn’t mean you can always get a signal.

“I love living here,” said Carlos Guerrero. “It’s quiet, my family is stress free, but we lack connectivity, roads, electricity and clean water.

“What would be great is if all of these services could be extended to our community, not just a small part, so that everyone can benefit.”

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Cheapest rentals in the UK https://welcometopoole.co.uk/cheapest-rentals-in-the-uk/ https://welcometopoole.co.uk/cheapest-rentals-in-the-uk/#respond Thu, 19 Aug 2021 10:51:18 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/cheapest-rentals-in-the-uk/

The average rent for a bedroom in Bradford is £ 364. Photo: Getty Images

Bradford, Middlesbrough and Sunderland are among the cheapest cities in the UK to rent a room, new data has revealed.

The average rent for rooms in these towns is less than £ 365 ($ 500) per month, according to a report by SpareRoom, which helps users find room to share.

Table: Extra bedroom

Table: Extra bedroom

Belfast, Huddersfield and Stoke-on-Trent also have inexpensive rooms available.

The report states that all of the top 50 UK cities analyzed have seen an increase in demand relative to supply year on year.

Brighton saw the biggest increase in demand relative to supply (up 101% year on year), followed by Poole and Edinburgh, both up 81%.

In London, demand relative to supply increased by 71%.

To concern: Do I have to move in with my parents to save money?

Table: Extra bedroom

Table: Extra bedroom

For those who can afford to spend a bit more on a room, Birmingham, with an average rent of £ 405, might be a cheap option, as are Bolton (£ 408) and Derby (£ 418).

Those looking to London may want to stay in the north or east, where average room rents are lowest, at £ 676 and £ 677 respectively.

Table: Extra bedroom

Table: Extra bedroom

“People can now choose a place to live because it suits their lifestyle, not just because the commute is convenient,” said Matt Hutchinson, Director of SpareRoom.

Indeed, “the last 18 months have totally changed our attitudes towards work. Some jobs that we have been told are just not suitable for remote working have proven to work very well from home “thanks to the pandemic, he said.

Read more: UK sees house price growth ‘at a gigantic level’

“The coming months are certainly going to contain changes in terms of how and where we want to live. This could be great news for some cities that have historically suffered from a skills drain. “

Renting may be the only option for those who cannot afford to move up the property ladder as prices continue to soar. The government said earlier this year that UK house prices rose 13.2% through June 2021, down from 9.8% in May 2021.

This means that the average UK property is now valued at £ 265,668, according to new statistics from the Housing Department.

Look: Am I wasting my money renting?

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Postal codes where most homes sold in 2021 – is your area one? https://welcometopoole.co.uk/postal-codes-where-most-homes-sold-in-2021-is-your-area-one/ https://welcometopoole.co.uk/postal-codes-where-most-homes-sold-in-2021-is-your-area-one/#respond Tue, 10 Aug 2021 21:52:53 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/postal-codes-where-most-homes-sold-in-2021-is-your-area-one/

The real estate market has seen a surge in activity in recent months, with buyers temporarily halting payment of stamp duty. As things start to slow down and indicators show house prices may drop as we approach 2022, some regions have seen a surge in activity.

Research by national estate agent Keller Williams UK has shown the top 10 postcodes in the property market where buyers and sellers are yet to take a break in 2021.

Keller Williams UK has analyzed transactions at the postcode level since the start of the year and found out where the best choices in the property market are in England and Wales.

Previous research by Keller Williams UK has so far revealed this year that residential property sales have reached £ 68.8 billion in value.

And unsurprisingly, London represents all but one of the country’s most valuable postcodes.

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But when it comes to most things to do, only one London postcode makes it into the top 10.

The study found that in England and Wales, 197,041 deals have been successfully completed since the start of 2021.

The numbers showed that Croydon’s CR0 postcode saw the highest number of any postcode.

So far this year, 425 sales have taken place, followed closely by the BN3 postcode in Brighton and Hove with 395 sales.

Next stop is E17 at Waltham Forest and Brighton postcode BN1 with 371 and 346 transactions respectively.

The BS16 postcode straddling Bristol and South Gloucestershire is the next most popular real estate postcode with 345 houses sold.

Next come BH23 in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole / New Forest with 337 transactions.

To see the full list, read on below.

Top 10 Postal Codes For Sales So Far In 2021

  1. CR0, Croydon – 425 operations
  2. BN3, Brighton and Hove – 395 transactions
  3. E17, Waltham Forest – 371 transactions
  4. BN1, Brighton and Hove / Lewes – 371 transactions
  5. BS16, Bristol / South Gloucestershire – 345 transactions
  6. BH23, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole / New Forest – 337 transactions
  7. BN2, Brighton and Hove / Lewes – 336 transactions
  8. LE12, Charnwood / North West Leicestershire / Rushcliffe – 310 transactions
  9. LE3, Leicester / Blaby – 295 transactions
  10. NG5, Nottingham / Gedling – 290 transactions

Data comes from land register price paid data – January 2021 to May 2021 (latest data available), excluding property type “other”.

Keller Williams UK CEO Ben Taylor commented: “We have heard a lot in recent months about how the stamp duty holiday has led to a huge increase in property sales and while this is generally true some areas will have experienced a greater number of homes sold than others.

“Nowhere more than these real estate postcode hotspots and it is impressive to see such a vast regional expanse with the list including areas of London, the South West and the Midlands.

“This is not to say that other regions are not performing well and it is undeniable that the impact of the stamp duty holiday has been felt in just about every area.”

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Did you know that Nita Ambani flew her private jet to Sri Lanka to buy cups and saucers? https://welcometopoole.co.uk/did-you-know-that-nita-ambani-flew-her-private-jet-to-sri-lanka-to-buy-cups-and-saucers/ https://welcometopoole.co.uk/did-you-know-that-nita-ambani-flew-her-private-jet-to-sri-lanka-to-buy-cups-and-saucers/#respond Fri, 06 Aug 2021 06:14:35 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/did-you-know-that-nita-ambani-flew-her-private-jet-to-sri-lanka-to-buy-cups-and-saucers/

While decorating Antilia, Nita allegedly bought 25,000 pieces of crockery and loaded them into her jet.

Indian President of Football Sports Development Ltd, Nita Ambani, speaks at an event with English Premier League football club Manchester City and City Football Group (CFG) CEO Ferran Soriano (not pictured) in Mumbai on November 28, 2019. – The parent company of Manchester City City Football Group announced on November 28 that it has acquired a majority stake in the city of Mumbai, expanding its global team empire. (Photo by Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP) (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP via Getty Images)

She lives in the second most expensive house in the world after Buckingham Palace and is married to one of the richest men in the world. His house can accommodate nearly 170 cars and has 40 floors. But when Nita Ambani had to buy cooking utensils for her recently completed Antilia house in 2010, she decided to fly to Sri Lanka to save money. But his thrifty demeanor may have saved Ambani a good chunk of a million dollars.

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and CEO of Reliance Industries, arrives with his wife Nita Ambani to address the company's annual general meeting in Mumbai, India on July 5, 2018. REUTERS / Francis Mascarenhas

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and CEO of Reliance Industries, arrives with his wife Nita Ambani to address the company’s annual general meeting in Mumbai, India on July 5, 2018. REUTERS / Francis Mascarenhas

The brand of kitchenware that Nita Ambani chose to buy for her home and also as Diwali gifts for her guests, was the century-old Japanese brand called Noritake. Named after the Japanese village where it originated from, Noritake is a popular brand in the United States where it landed decades ago. The brand itself is a favorite of hotel chains, airlines, and private homes. Noritake’s technologically superior and diverse product line along with a chic aesthetic appeal to the mass market as well as the global elite who spend thousands of dollars on their products.

MUMBAI, INDIA - September 29, 2011: Front door.  Antilles.  Mukesh Ambani Residence on Altamount Road.  (Photo by Kalpak Pathak / Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

MUMBAI, INDIA – September 29, 2011: Front door. Antilles. Mukesh Ambani Residence on Altamount Road. (Photo by Kalpak Pathak / Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Interestingly, Noritake is present in India and has an outlet not far from Antilia d’Ambanis. However, Nita Ambani chose to fly 1,500 km to another country and buy her goods. In the fall of 2010, Nita Ambani boarded her private jet and flew to Sri Lanka and reportedly bought 25,000 kitchen utensils there from Noritake.

The reason Ambani chose to fly to Sri Lanka and buy Noritake from his neighborhood outlet is the price difference. According to an Economic Times report, a single Noritake dinner set with 22k gold trim could cost between $ 800 and $ 2,000 in India, it would cost between $ 300 and $ 500 in Sri Lanka. Reports estimated that even with the fuel needed to fly in and out, Ambani would still be able to save a decent amount given the massive size of the order. Noritake in Sri Lanka is cheaper than India because the country has a Noritake factory which manufactures all the products in the line. Without the duties, taxes, etc., the prices of Noritake products in SL are considerably lower than in India.

While a Reliance spokesperson declined to comment on the case, the trip made the news across India and Sri Lanka. Even Noritake itself is not used to receiving such large orders from private customers. An Economic Times report estimated that an order of this size would typically come from a five-star, 500-room hotel with five restaurants.

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House prices in Essex: Southend postcode is one of the most attractive house selling prices outside of London https://welcometopoole.co.uk/house-prices-in-essex-southend-postcode-is-one-of-the-most-attractive-house-selling-prices-outside-of-london/ https://welcometopoole.co.uk/house-prices-in-essex-southend-postcode-is-one-of-the-most-attractive-house-selling-prices-outside-of-london/#respond Wed, 04 Aug 2021 10:23:18 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/house-prices-in-essex-southend-postcode-is-one-of-the-most-attractive-house-selling-prices-outside-of-london/

An Essex postcode has been ranked as one of the most valuable for home selling prices outside of London.

Research by a national estate agent, Keller Williams UK, analyzed the selling prices in the market in England and Wales since the start of the year and found that so far a market fueled by Stamp duty saw residential property sales reach £ 68.8 billion in value.

As part of the research, they showed the major postcodes for the highest value of properties sold so far in 2021 in England and Wales – with £ 68.8 billion of properties sold so far. now this year.

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As most people would expect, across the UK the top 10 most valuable property postcodes were inside London, but removing the capital from the image, a postcode of Essex also makes the list.

Southend’s SS9 postcode, which covers the Leigh-on-Sea area in Southend-on-sea, has been ranked the eighth most valuable property postcode.

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Elsewhere in the list, Brighton and Hove’s BN3 postcode ranked eighth in the whole of the UK, including London, but first for properties outside the capital.

Two other Brighton and Hove postal codes were also on the list.

Meanwhile, the postcodes of Windsor and Maidenhead, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, New Forest, Manchester, Bath and Horsham were also in the top ten outside of London.

Keller Williams UK CEO Ben Taylor said: “Despite London having had a somewhat sluggish performance in terms of property price growth over the past year, it is still home to the majority of major postcodes. in terms of the highest value of homes sold. away this year.

“However, as the capital continues to dominate the headlines, the UK property market is far from a one-ride pony. When looking outside the M25, there is a range of high performing areas spanning the length and breadth of the UK and it will be interesting to see which postcodes remain the most valuable by the end of the year. “

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