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Halloween Storytelling Event

Fri 28 Oct 2016

It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!

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Luxury homes from Butcher Residential

Thu 25 Aug 2016

Love a little luxe? Check out lavish properties currently on the market with us at Butcher Residential. Holly Butcher writes.

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Top interior design trends for summer

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Thinking of redecorating? Check out the top design trends for summer 2016 for some interior inspiration.

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Five places to visit this summer

Mon 08 Aug 2016

Need some inspiration on places to visit this summer? We’ve got you covered… Holly Butcher writes.

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Your rights as a tenant

Wed 20 Jul 2016

Not sure about your rights as a tenant? Read our quick blog to get up to speed.

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Top Tips for Moving Day Bliss

Wed 13 Jul 2016

We all know moving day can be stressful, so have a read of our five top tips to make the big day go as smoothly as possible.

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Scarecrow Festival Returns

Thu 07 Jul 2016

Summer is finally here, and with it comes the Denby Dale District Lions Club’s second Scarecrow Festival. Holly Butcher writes.

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How to maximise space in a small home

Wed 22 Jun 2016

Want to make the most of even the most petite of properties? Check out these tips to help you decorate.

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Step by step guide to buying your first home

Wed 15 Jun 2016

Looking to hop onto the property ladder? Check out our step by step guide to buying your first home.

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The Hidden Gems of HD8

Tue 07 Jun 2016

Stuck for things to do this summer? Check out our list of alternative days out in HD8.

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Top 5 mistakes when buying a home

Mon 23 May 2016

Here's our guide to avoiding common pitfalls when buying a property.

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Your garden could add thousands to your selling price

Tue 17 May 2016

Your garden could add thousands to your selling price

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Could local schools add value to your home?

Thu 12 May 2016

Do you live near a top-performing school? If so, you could be sitting on a gold mine.

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10 tips to transform your home without breaking the bank

Wed 20 Apr 2016

Follow our tips for inexpensive ways to revamp your living space.

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Estate Agents Jargon Buster

Tue 12 Apr 2016

Buying your first home can be a daunting prospect; estate agents often speak in their own language and there are many terms which may be unfamiliar. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you know your APRs from your ERPs.

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Does your home earn more than you do?

Tue 05 Apr 2016

Time to give up your day job? In some areas in the UK, it might be a possibility.

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Butchers Denby Dale Launches

Fri 01 Apr 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that our third office is now up and running in Denby Dale.

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What is Shared Ownership?

Tue 22 Mar 2016

And should you do it? Buying your first home is a big step. And the cost of property these days can make it seem like an out of reach dream.

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The Hidden Cost of Moving

Mon 14 Mar 2016

You’ve found your dream property. It ticks all the boxes – and it’s in budget! Or is it? Don’t fall foul of the hidden costs of moving home – factor them in with our handy checklist.

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How to be a good landlord

Wed 02 Mar 2016

Being a landlord can be stressful, especially when you’re at loggerheads with your tenants.

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Can Mood Lighting Transform My Home?

Thu 18 Feb 2016

Could clever lighting really help secure a sale?

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Five Hidden Barnsley Treasures

Wed 10 Feb 2016

Think you know Barnsley?

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Should I List My Property With More Than One Agent?

Thu 04 Feb 2016

If you were selling a diamond ring would you hawk it around customers and hope for a good price?

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Top Tips on Becoming a Landlord

Thu 21 Jan 2016

Butchers' advice on making your property work for you.

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Why Barnsley Beats Leeds for Your Property Needs

Mon 18 Jan 2016

Five reasons to love Barnsley!

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Top Reasons Why Property Fails To Sell

Thu 07 Jan 2016

It’s understandably frustrating when your home doesn't sell immediately. It’s easy to blame the property market or even your estate agent. But there are plenty of things you can do – and demand from your agent – to give your property a distinct advantage.

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Is your home on-trend?

Tue 15 Dec 2015

Have you ever wondered what influences the home-decorating styles which come and go in the space of a few seasons?

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Santa Claus is Definitely Coming to OUR Town!

Wed 09 Dec 2015

The research has been done and the statistics speak for themselves, which is why we’re crowning Barnsley the most festive town in the UK!

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You're Fired!

Mon 07 Dec 2015

Lessons in selling property that everyone can learn from hit TV show, The Apprentice.

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New Home This Winter? Here are 5 Christmas Essentials You Can’t Forget

Tue 24 Nov 2015

If the stress of moving has got you thinking about going cold turkey this Christmas, stop right there. With food orders and presents, relatives and reindeers, it’s no wonder you’re feeling a little overwhelmed. But worry not, as when it comes to your home we are here to help. Here are our top 5 quick and easy Christmas decorations to make your home feel fantastically festive, even amongst the busiest of moves.

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Top Interior Design Trends For 2016

Fri 13 Nov 2015

Taking an eco-friendly approach to interior décor isn’t difficult these days. From the stuffing in pillows to the plastic and metals used to make chairs, ways to reuse and recycle are at the forefront of modern living. Check out brands such as http://www.reviive.co.uk/ or From Jim’s Garage in Penistone, if you want someone a little more local http://on.fb.me/1RuSFlj

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How To Conduct The Perfect Viewing

Thu 05 Nov 2015

Putting your house on the market is a big move- With so many things to think about, having time to spruce the place up might not make it onto your list of priorities, let alone the top 10. But when it comes to getting prospective viewers through the door, you never get a second chance at a first impression. Setting some time aside to do these simple tasks can (and will!) make the difference between a prospective buyer and an actual buyer.

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Simplifying Government Schemes For First Time Buyers

Tue 27 Oct 2015

If David Cameron's proposed 'dramatic shift' in housing policy has you racking your brains in confusion, then we’re here to help. At Butcher Residential, we firmly believe that property needn't be complicated. If you're a first time buyer who is new to the market it can seem very complex, but worry not. We have created a guide to simplify the changes, and to help you onto that first step of the property ladder.

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What Do Rising Rent Costs Mean For You?

Tue 20 Oct 2015

Though it’s no big news that rent prices on properties have been on the rise, new data has revealed that the current average cost to rent throughout England and Wales has reached record level, and comes in at £816 per month.

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Butcher Residential Penistone Property Drop-in

Mon 19 Oct 2015

Our principle, Ian Butcher is due to hold a drop-in session offering free property advice for Barnsley and Penistone residents.

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Top tips for Autumn house-proofing

Tue 13 Oct 2015

The onset of winter can wreak all kinds of havoc with your home, both inside and out so we've compiled a short guide to help you prepare for the chillier season whilst the leaves are still brown.

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Top tips to move before Christmas

Wed 23 Sep 2015

It’s that time of year again. Christmas is just around the corner and if you’re moving house I’m sure you’ll want to get into your new home and settled before the special day!

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Professional Removals v DIY

Tue 08 Sep 2015

Moving home is expensive. The average move in 2014 cost Britons £11,894, including an average £1,034 being spent on removals.*

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Getting your inventory right

Tue 25 Aug 2015

If you are letting out a property or multiple properties it is imperative you get your inventory right.

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Should I part exchange?

Tue 11 Aug 2015

Part exchanging your home may seem tempting, especially if you’ve been on the market for a long time and can’t find a buyer, or if you want to avoid estate agents’ fees and be chain-free. But before you decide if this is the right option for you and your home, consider carefully before going down this path.

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Rising Rates

Wed 29 Jul 2015

Recent reports are that the big lenders are poised to withdraw super-low mortgage deals from the market as they prepare to increased rates.

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Finding a conveyancer

Wed 22 Jul 2015

Finding your dream home is thrilling but before you start choosing the new curtains, there’s a whole host of paperwork to get through.

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Help to Buy ISA - what you need to know

Thu 16 Jul 2015

Have you heard about the new type of ISA designed for first time buyers? If not, you might want to read on as you could earn £3,000.

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Hidden costs when buying your new home

Mon 13 Jul 2015

When people look at buying a property, they often only consider the sale price but there are more costs to consider. Here’s a handy guide to some of the expenses involved in buying a new home.

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Welcome to Butcher’s new look website!

Thu 09 Jul 2015

We’re not new, of course, we’ve been finding people their perfect home for years in Barnsley.

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Mortgages Demystified

Wed 01 Jul 2015

Mortgage. Just the mere word is enough to strike fear into some people. Will you be able to get a mortgage? How do you choose from all the different providers? And will you be able to keep up repayments?

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House Doctor

Wed 24 Jun 2015

It’s amazing what’s lurking in our homes without us even realising. Attics, lofts, cellars and garages are all havens for junk and that’s before we’ve even started de-cluttering the living room and kitchen.

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A Foot on the Ladder

Wed 17 Jun 2015

Buying your first home is one of the most exciting times of your life.

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Extension of Right to Buy

Tue 24 Mar 2015

The Conservative Party is to announce the extension of the Right to Buy policy ....

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CITY regions should use new devolved powers to attract teachers to their area

Fri 06 Mar 2015

CITY regions should use new devolved powers to attract teachers to their area through discounts on housing, childcare and transport costs, according to a new think-tank report.

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Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

Fri 06 Mar 2015

The Government has released a third wave of funding to help households in England and Wales cover the cost of energy saving measures. The latest phase of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) will enable households to claim up to £5,600 each to put towards energy efficient features, such as solid wall insulation, double glazing, boilers, cavity wall and floor insulation.

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Government helps more than 100,000 home buyers

Thu 20 Mar 2014

Figures published by the Department for Communities and Local Government have revealed that government schemes have helped more than 100,000 home buyers since 2010.

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House prices continue to grow in February

Thu 20 Mar 2014

Nationwide has published figures which have highlighted a continuing trend for house price growth during February.

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First time buyers aiming higher

Thu 20 Mar 2014

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have revealed from their annual first time buyer survey that three bedroom houses top the wish list with 32% of those surveyed stating that they aim to purchase a three bedroom property. Two bedroom flats proved to be popular at 24% closely followed by two bedroom houses at 22%.

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Shared ownership could help families get on the property ladder

Fri 22 Nov 2013

A new report from independent thinktank the Resolution Foundation has found that shared ownership could be a viable option for low-income families in Britain looking to get a foot on the property ladder.

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UK housing market confidence continues to increase

Fri 22 Nov 2013

A recent survey for Housebuyers Research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks has revealed that just under half of the people surveyed believe that the value of their home will rise over the next year. This is a great increase from the 25% who believed the value would rise when the same survey was taken six months ago.

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October saw house prices continue to rise

Fri 22 Nov 2013

Housladder.co.uk has reported that according to the latest figures from Nationwide valuations edged up by 1% in October which was an increase of 5.8% on October last year.

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