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Luxury living without the mortgage

York Press: Monkgate Cloisters

10:18am Thursday 17th April 2014

FANCY LIVING THE HIGH LIFE IN YORK CITY CENTRE? BRIAN PAGE TAKES A LOOK AT SOME SMART RENTAL PROPERTIES IDEAL FOR CITY SLICKERS

'Housing market is best in 14 years’

York Press: House and money on scale (5390183)

9:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

In a 'state of the market' overview, Brian Page discovers that with house prices on the rise and property in short supply now is the ideal time to sell put your home up for sale.

Have a say in your new home's layout

York Press: Minster Walk: only one of the three homes remains for sale

3:25pm Thursday 10th April 2014

HEWORTH has always been one of our favourite spots in the York area. It might not be as ‘uber-trendy’ as the Sunday Times made famous Clementhorpe but it has a nice, welcoming ‘village feel’ and has a good mix of housing stock.

Hector’s House in Alne - an ideal rural family home

York Press: Hector’s House in Station Road, Alne

12:47pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

LET the sun come into your life, says the song… Well it would do if you were greeting the summer in this quite stunning house.

Elegant stable conversion in Upper Poppleton

York Press: The Old Stable, Villa Court, Upper Poppleton.

12:43pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

“THIS is a home that would sit comfortably within the pages of any of the glossy home magazines…”

Manor Farm: superb development of barn conversions and newly-built cottages

York Press: Manor Farm, Huntington

4:07pm Thursday 27th March 2014

THERE is something about barn conversions.

The Sycamores - a delightful detached home in Middlethorpe

York Press: 170320148771 (4656893)

3:17pm Thursday 20th March 2014

DO YOU believe in love at first sight? The kind of love that strikes like a lightning bolt, makes your heart beat a little faster and has you reaching out in desire…

An elegant family bolthole in Haxby

York Press: 170320148647 (4653366)

3:03pm Thursday 20th March 2014

The sun is warming its way through early morning mist, promising a pretty blue sky day. From where we are standing you can see the first early buds peeking out shyly on a row of cherry blossom trees.

Beautifully designed houses on select development in Stockton Lane, York

York Press: The 'Dalby' on The Orchard development at Stockton Lane

2:48pm Thursday 13th March 2014

LIVING in Strensall, it has been interesting to watch the progress of Bonneycroft, a small, select Daniel Gath Homes development... and even more interesting to see the sold signs go up on the website.

New-build homes offer lots of space and style

York Press: Oak House

8:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

The new homes market in York has exploded in recent weeks with developments started or planning permission granted for hundreds of new homes in a number of areas around the city.

Manhattan lifestyle of New York in Old York

York Press: The Roman House development brings a taste of Manhattan living to the centre of York

12:41pm Thursday 13th February 2014

Fancy a Manhattan-style apartment in the centre of York? Then check out the newly-launched Roman House development, says Brian Page.

The Old forge offers a taste of life in the country

York Press: The Old Forge in Canal Head at Pocklington

3:15pm Thursday 6th February 2014

IF YOU are in the market for a character-filled rural home then we have just the thing… The Old Forge in Canal Head at Pocklington is an outstanding example of its kind, a lovely, sprawling mix of period charm and contemporary comfort, all wrapped up in attractive and extensive grounds.

Stunning spacious family home in Strensall, York

York Press: 1 OakTree Close, Strensall

3:12pm Thursday 6th February 2014

YOU know a house is rather grand when it has two front doors. Of course that also provides you with a puzzle. Which one to knock on?

Royal Forest development in Huntington

York Press: Royal Forest development in Huntington

2:27pm Thursday 30th January 2014

A new development in Huntington may be on the site of a historic royal forest, but its new homes are very much designed for modern life, Brian Page reports.

Lettings: Town and country living for the family

York Press: Dawnay Cottages in Newton on Ouse

2:17pm Thursday 30th January 2014

Looking for a fine family home to rent? Brian Page takes a look at some good candidates in both town and country.

Town houses in Monkbar, York

York Press: Imposing townhouse in Monkbar which spreads living accommodation across four floors

12:20pm Friday 24th January 2014

THIS week we alighted on a pair of superb town houses in Monkbar, just outside York’s city walls.

Gable House: a grand rural home at Deighton, near York

York Press: Gable House at Deighton

12:18pm Friday 24th January 2014

THERE is something of a grand country home feel to Gable House at Deighton. Sitting in a peaceful tucked away rural lane, it has a handsome and imposing exterior, warmly attired in a reclaimed red brick facade.

The Tannery development, in Strensall is proving popular

York Press: The Tannery development, in Strensall

7:40am Thursday 16th January 2014

A smart new development is rising out of the ashes of an arson-ravaged wasteland at Strensall. Brian Page reports.

Perfect properties for a fresh new start

York Press: Newly-decorated apartment in Escrick Street

7:30am Thursday 16th January 2014

New year, new relationship, new home? Brian Page looks at properties ready for partners…

Some properties new to the market in and around York

York Press: The detached home in Teachers Close, Dringhouses

3:17pm Thursday 9th January 2014

THE New Year has seen the property market sparking back to life with a rush of fresh for sale boards appearing throughout York and surrounding areas.

Stylish new collection of homes in Appleton Roebuck

York Press: Four different styles of home are available at the delightful development in Appleton Roebuck

3:11pm Thursday 9th January 2014

APPLETON Roebuck is an ancient village, mentioned in the Domesday Book, meaning it was settled well before the Norman Conquest.

A stylish contemporary country property in High Catton

York Press: The Villa, in High Catton, is a bespoke-designed home with high-quality fittings... and bags of character

1:54pm Thursday 14th November 2013

MODERN houses just don’t have the same character as older properties, people will tell me from time to time.

A welcoming famly house in Earswick

York Press: Topiary House,The Garden Village, Earswick

1:50pm Thursday 14th November 2013

Have you ever wondered what an Estate Agent’S House Looks Like? Brian Page found out when he visited a welcoming family house.

Delightful development at Stonebridge Park, Wilberfoss

York Press: Linden Homes’ new Stonebridge Park development at Wilberfoss is small and select, with just 12 homes in three styles

11:36am Thursday 7th November 2013

Small, select and very smart… Brian Page takes a sneak preview of the Linden Homes development at Stonebridge Park, Wilberfoss.

Finding the upside to downsizing your home

10:35am Wednesday 6th November 2013

Just under a quarter (24 per cent) of home buyers are choosing to downsize by purchasing a smaller property than the one they already live in, according to recent figures from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

Transform your kitchen into a hot hub of the home

York Press: It doesn’t have to cost a small fortune to give your kitchen a makeover. Simply by replacing door fronts, worktops and floor can breathe new life into a tired-looking kitchen

10:33am Wednesday 6th November 2013

Replacing your home’s kitchen can seem a costly, lengthy and disruptive process.

Elegant Edwardian home in Strensall

York Press: 11 Moor Lane, Strensall

1:42pm Thursday 31st October 2013

SUZANNE Ford knew the moment she stepped into the hallway that this was the house for her.

Detached family house manages to be both beautifully-presented and warm and welcoming

York Press: Detached family house manages to be both beautifully-presented and warm and welcoming

10:53am Thursday 17th October 2013

NOW, at the risk of coming over all soppy, we are this week going to let you into a trade secret. There are some homes in the property business which are known as “happy houses”.

Small and select development in Princess Road, Strensall

York Press: One of the homes at  Princess Road, Strensall

10:02am Thursday 10th October 2013

THIS week’s property column comes at great effort on my part. I had to walk all of 100 yards from my home office to run the rule over Bonneycroft, a new, small and select development by Daniel Gath Homes in Princess Road, Strensall.

A sprawling, spacious and stylish period family home in Wigginton

York Press: Rose Garth, The Village, Wigginton

2:03pm Thursday 3rd October 2013

“HERE,” Adrian Laming says, handing me a floor plan. “You might find this useful.” More than useful, as it turns out. Invaluable, in fact.

The Sidings housing development at Nawton

York Press: The Sidings housing development at Nawton

8:00am Thursday 26th September 2013

Brian Page reports on a picture postcard rural development which combines traditional values with contemporary styling.

Beautifully presented period home in the centre of York

York Press: 40 Nunnery Lane, York

9:00am Thursday 19th September 2013

London calling? Not when you can buy a superbly-presented and refurbished period home close to York city centre, says Brian Page.

Extended home full of character

York Press: Extended semi-detached in Seymour Grove, Heworth

11:56am Thursday 19th September 2013

Brian Page finds much to admire in a stylish semi in one of York’s prestige areas.

Barn conversions at Low Farm, Towthorpe Road

York Press: Low Farm boasts two stunning barn conversions, with huge rooms, bathed in natural light and a mix of old and new

12:21pm Thursday 12th September 2013

Brian Page visits a stunning set of barn conversions which beautifully combine the character of their origins with more contemporary minimalist styling.

Smart homes to rent while deciding on where – and what – to buy

York Press: Cherry Hill Cottage

12:14pm Thursday 12th September 2013

Moving into the area? Sold your house and need some space to breathe before buying? Brian Page looks at some smart rental properties to help you relocate.

Housing market boost continues

8:23am Monday 9th September 2013

Britain’s resurgent property sector is enjoying its best market conditions for six years as the housing revival gathers pace, according to a report.

York home with character a’plenty

York Press: 6 White Cross Road, York

12:11pm Thursday 5th September 2013

Brian Page is enchanted by a brilliantly-presented, well-located value-for-money period home.

A trio of houses full of rural charm

York Press: Dial Cottage, Seaton Ross

12:05pm Thursday 5th September 2013

Brian page on an historic period cottage that has passed the test of time – and another pretty pair of rural treasures.

Homes to rent for under £600

York Press: Burton Stone Lane, York

12:10pm Thursday 29th August 2013

LAST week we selected a number of first-time buyer properties in the resale section of the market – but what if you are thinking of setting up home in your first rental property?

Sustainable and stylish home at the Revival development in York

York Press: The Shepherd Homes Epsom-style sustainable house

12:05pm Thursday 29th August 2013

IN recent years the term eco-house or sustainable home has started to appear with increasing frequency.

Homes for sale in the York area

York Press: Station Square, Strensall

2:33pm Thursday 22nd August 2013

THE property market is on the move. House prices are beginning to nudge upwards, developers are returning to building sites with renewed confidence – and the number of first-time buyers has reached a ten-year high.

Smart first steps on the property ladder

York Press: Artist’s impressions of what the Bootham Green development, on the site of the old Shipton Street school, will look like

12:02pm Thursday 15th August 2013

With first-time buyers returning to the  property market in record numbers, Brian Page looks at what they are chasing in the York area.

Property Press Homes app gives househunters access to 13,000 local properties throughout the region

York Press: Scan the QR code with your mobile device to be taken to the Property Press Homes app.

12:05pm Thursday 15th August 2013

THE online property service offered by The Press and its sister papers is proving a resounding success, with an average of 98,000 pages viewed in The Press homes section on a monthly basis.

Rural property with brilliant gardens

York Press: Townwell House, Main Street, Sand Hutton

12:32pm Thursday 8th August 2013

OH to be in England, now that August’s here...

Fulford Road propeties with commercial and family home potential

York Press: The Hollies

12:29pm Thursday 8th August 2013

HERE’S a thing. Sometimes houses are like buses... you wait for a good one to come along for ages and then two come along at once.

Phases two and three of the Derwenthorpe development launched

York Press: Phases two and three of the Derwenthorpe development at Osbaldwick have been launched

11:21am Thursday 1st August 2013

After the award-winning success of phase one, David Wilson homes’ Derwenthorpe development has launched a new batch of eco-friendly homes, Brian Page reports.

Property boost in York and North Yorkshire

9:03am Monday 29th July 2013

THE housing market in North Yorkshire is heating up, with sales transactions in York up by seven per cent on last year and prices up by 1.5 per cent, according to figures from William H Brown.

Pundits revise property prices upwards

2:48pm Thursday 25th July 2013

At the start of the year, housing market experts generally agreed that any increase in prices across the country would reach two per cent at most.

Bungalow transformed into a stylish and spacious home

York Press: 5 Moorland Garth, Strensall

2:46pm Thursday 25th July 2013

THIS is the story of the house that Neil built – almost literally, as it happens.



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