Royal Oak House, Nr Usk

No chain. Charming 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, Grade II listed, recently renovated country house retaining many original features, Royal Oak House offers spacious (4,122 sq ft) family living with lovely rural views in a popular hamlet with easy commuting to Bristol, Cardiff and Newport. The property has hosted several film and TV location shoots, most recently for BBC filming in March 2014. The owners also currently have the option of hosting polling at the property. At the last election Read more [...]

Pre-Easter auctions rush means falling clearance rates and buyers “spoilt for …

Near record numbers of auctions will take place over the next two weekends as sellers fight to lock in a sale in a pre-Easter rush. Australian Property Monitors senior economist Andrew Wilson says next weekend could see 900 to 1000 properties listed for auction in Sydney, before an Easter weekend lull. Over the weekend, clearance rates in Sydney were 83.3%, based on 814 listings, 393 auctions and 345 sold. The median price in Sydney for houses sold at auction was $1,038,000, while the median price Read more [...]

‘Consumer confidence’ boost for Yorkshire’s property market

ESTATE agents in Yorkshire have welcomed national news that house sellers nationally are achieving around 96 per cent of their asking price - the highest proportion seen in a decade. Property analyst Hometrack has found that, of all the regions, Yorkshire has seen the highest percentage rise in sales agreed in March compared with February.This region also showed a seven per cent rise in the number of properties listed for sale, the highest of any region.Sellers in Yorkshire Read more [...]

New Home for Sale: Jessica Drive Colonial Listed for $619900

One of the latest homes to hit the Woburn real estate market is a Colonial on a cul de sac. The home at 6 Jessica Drive has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and is 2,640 square feet. It is listed for $619,900, according to Zillow. Here is the Zillow listing: “MAJESTIC AND INVITING, center entrance colonial at the end of a picturesque cul de sac in desirable WEST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD! One owner, well cared for home with open floorplan and lots of natural light has both a new heating Read more [...]

Listed building in city to become Sainsbury’s Local

A LISTED building in Preston city centre is set to be given a new lease of life after standing empty for almost six years. Sainsbury’s and NewRiver Retail, a specialist retail property investor and developer, have submitted plans to Preston Council to convert the former HSBC bank in Fishergate, into a ‘Local’ store.If given the go ahead the new store would create up to 20 full and part-time jobs.Peta Brydon, Sainsbury’s Convenience Surveyor for the North East Read more [...]

Listed: Celebrating Dylan Thomas

It won’t have escaped the attention of anyone with an ear for poetry that Dylan Thomas turns 100 this year. He was born in a suburban house on a hill overlooking Swansea Bay a few months after the outbreak of war, and by his early 20s had been hailed a significant poetic voice by TS Eliot. By 39 he was dead, hastened to his grave by a lethal combination of alcohol, pneumonia and New York doctors.The roaring boy who lived hard and died young has been iconised on the cover of Sgt Pepper, and gave Read more [...]

PS4 The Last of Us “Complete Edition” listed on Spanish retailer site

Spanish retailer XtraLife is now allowing customers to pre-order a PlayStation 4 version of The Last of Us “Complete Edition,” which also comes with its Left Behind DLC and a one-strap backpack.XtraLife has priced the game at €65, which is almost $90, and listed the release date as June 19.The listing appeared only a few days after PlayStation Turkey VP Sercan Sulun said The Last of Us will soon be coming to the PlayStation 4 as both a physical and digital release. At this point, this rumor Read more [...]

Military service counts for state pensions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The agency that administers state employees' retirement plans has been short-changing veterans by using a too narrow definition for what constitutes military service, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Friday.Five men filed suit after the state Consolidated Public Retirement Board denied them credit for years they had served in the military.Kanawha Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib reversed the board's decision last year and found that the men were entitled to full credit for Read more [...]