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When you’re selling your home, you’ve got a thousand and one plates that you’ve got to keep spinning at the same time. From alerting your energy companies that you’re moving to jumping through hurdles with your bank to land a...
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In a bid to make strides towards solving the burgeoning housing crisis that the UK faces, it’s on every council to approve bold planning applications. Now, in a move that’s sure to be appreciated by many, Leeds City Council have committed to...
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Leeds is a city with countless virtues, from its fantastic job opportunities to its world class cultural highlights, which means there’s no shortage of reasons why you’d choose to live in the city. However, that’s meant that Leeds has seen...
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Buying a home is, for a great many of us, one of our life goals. It’s a sign that we’ve matured both emotionally and financially, and we’re ready to start a new chapter in our lives. Last year, over 1.3 million homes changed hands across...
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Leeds is, above all else, a fantastic place to live. Recently found to be the best city in the UK for quality of life, Leeds plays host to world class culture, incredible shopping, tremendous job opportunities, stunning architecture and a varied housing...
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  Moving house is expensive, and there’s no two ways about it. Though the ticket price on the house is what many of us fixate on, there’s a great deal more to moving than that – and everything costs money. From the physical process...
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  Going through a divorce is hard for a huge variety of reasons, not least the emotional strain it puts us through. However, that’s not all we have to contend with. As a homeowner, you’ve also got to manage the ugly practicalities of a...
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  Leeds is, without a doubt, one of the best cities to live in the UK. With a near-perfect blend of high and low value housing stock, superb shopping, terrific job opportunities, a strong economy, great culture and reasonable living costs, it’s a...
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Situated at the mid-point between Leeds and Bradford’s city centres, the once independent market town of Pudsey makes a fantastic option for anybody looking to buy in the West Yorkshire area. With a small population of just 22,408 (2011), this...
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To the North of Leeds city centre, you’ll find some of the most affluent and desirable areas of Leeds. Whilst the likes of Wetherby might dominate the high end of the market further north still, there are other, still desirable areas to be found. We...
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Mabgate was once home to a series of woollen mills, industrial structures and workers houses, located extremely close to the city centre of Leeds. Over the centuries, it’s gently transformed itself into a hub for businesses and city livers alike. ...
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Burley is today known as one of Leeds’ busiest and most vibrant student communities, playing host to thousands of eager young minds (and their parties too). However, that’s not all the area is for. It’s also got a diverse range of...
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Kirkstall is a Leeds suburb with a lot going for it. Close proximity to the city centre, a mix of traditional pubs, local shops, sports facilities and a handful of Retail Park locations gave meant that the area has become a fantastic all-round place to live....
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The generation of some of Leeds’ historical manufacturing areas has accelerated in the last decade, transforming large swathes of the riverside and revitalising the south side of this wonderful city. Now, there’s another area which is grabbing...
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Nestled between two towns with contrasting reputations in Roundhay and Harehills, Oakwood has always suffered from something of a dual reputation. Taking elements of both suburbs, it has some truly lovely places to live that are essentially the same as...
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There’s no denying that amongst Leeds’ various suburbs, Armley doesn’t have the most glowing reputation. A mixture of low-income housing and years of council neglect have meant that Armley has developed a reputation that precedes itself,...
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Roundhay has, in recent years, finally become recognised as the wonderful place to live it so clearly is. With one of the largest public parks in Europe, Roundhay feels almost rural in its location, but with fantastic proximity to Leeds city centre...
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For many looking to buy a home in Bramhope, they don’t necessarily think of it as Leeds. The small, picturesque village in North Leeds in the district of Adel and Wharfedale feels like a million miles from the hustle and bustle of Leeds city centre. ...
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Just a ten minute drive from the City Centre, Horsforth is extremely well placed for commuters into Leeds, but that’s not all it’s good for. Low crime rates, large open spaces and a growing range of boutiques, bars, restaurants and gastro-pubs...
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Hunslet, home to 33,705 residents, might well be one of Leeds most historic districts, and yet, its story has gone largely untold. 150 years ago Hunslet was the very stereotype of a slum with workers crowded into back-to-backs with upwards of a dozen living...
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The beautiful market town of Wetherby might only have a population of 19,979 (as of 2011), but it has an outsized influence on the countryside around it, as well as in Leeds itself. With a history that stretches well beyond its appearance in the Doomsday...
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For those that live there, Chapel Allerton needs little introduction. A small inner suburb of north-east Leeds, Chapel Allerton has a population just over 23,500 according to the 2011 census. Though that might not sound like the most dramatically exciting...
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For many of us, Beeston will forever be known as one thing – the home of Elland Road and Leeds United. Indeed, for almost 120 years a stadium has stood on the ground, playing host to international rugby fixtures, FA Cup semi-finals, Premier League...
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Buying or selling a home is one of the most exciting things you can do, but the process can be a long one. These days, we spend endless hours researching on the internet before making the first move. Of course, things like schools, shops and crime figures...
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Are you looking to buy a home in Meanwood ? Well, who could blame you? With fantastic links to Leeds and Headingley as well as a scores of beautiful buildings and its own distinct character, Meanwood presents an attractive option to families, students...