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It’s your choice Add some special touches to your home this Easter

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Bellway Homes launch first development in Litherland – Page 3

Tips on how to create the perfect lawn

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GUIDE ... to home improvement Top Tip Creating storage space is one home improvement always worth doing. If you’ve run out of possibilities indoors, how about expanding outdoors? Having a storage shed, workshop or log cabin in your garden is cheaper and more convenient than renting a storage unit. Screwfix (www.screwfix.com) has a big range of garden buildings, ideal if you’re looking for an Easter weekend DIY project.

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OU do home improvements to make your home more suited to your lifestyle and taste, but unless it’s your forever home, you may also be interested in what would make it more sellable and valuable when you come to sell. Often, the home improvements that most appeal to buyers are also the ones that make your home more enjoyable to live in, which is good news all round. Adding living space is one of the best ways to improve your home and increase its value. If you’ve outgrown your home and you can make it bigger by building an extension or converting the loft, cellar or garage, doing the work is often more economical than moving to a larger property and gives you an opportunity to create living space tailored to you and your family. However, be careful not to extend your home in the wrong way. For example, if you’re converting the loft to create an extra bedroom and there isn’t enough living space downstairs to support the total number of bedrooms, you’ll be making the house too top heavy. In areas where parking space is limited, having off-street parking makes parking the car a lot easier, as well as adding value to your

If you’re on a budget, you may have to choose which home improvements to do as a priority. Julia Gray looks at some of the best investments you can make home and making it easier to sell. However, investing in off-street parking is often only worth doing in some areas usually expensive urban ones. You may need planning permission from your local council to convert your front garden to off-street parking, and some councils are cracking down on this, as hard driveways aren’t good for drainage. Click on the interactive house at www.planningportal.gov.uk for information on what you can do without having to apply for planning. If you’re concerned about resale, it pays to ask local estate agents whether the work you’re considering is advisable. They should know if you’d be spending more than the finished article would be worth and if you’d be spending your money on the wrong home improvements. Modernising a home stuck in a different decade is always going to add value and make it more sellable and nicer to live in, but what should you concentrate on if you can’t

afford to do everything at once? Central heating, preferably with a modern condensing boiler, is a must these days, especially if you’re thinking about selling. Homes without central heating are often chilly, and installing a new boiler and radiators is an expensive and disruptive job, so it’s not something many buyers will be prepared to take on. It’s often said that the rooms that most sell homes are the kitchen and bathroom and, again, this is because replacing them is expensive and disruptive - it’s not easy being without either while they’re being updated. Day to day, replacing a dated kitchen or bathroom with a modern one will make a big difference to your life, and you can fit a new one inexpensively if you have to, although it’s not hard to splash the cash. En-suite bathrooms are another good way to add value and make your home life easier, especially if you have kids. You should have at least one bathroom for every three bedrooms, but when everyone’s getting ready in the morning,

there can be a lot of pressure on that one bathroom. This is when an en suite for the main bedroom is a godsend. It’s also useful to have a bathroom on every floor where there are bedrooms, so, for example, loft-conversion bedrooms with a bathroom are usually more valuable and useful than those without. Few of us would update a bathroom without installing a shower, because most people shower in the morning when rushing to get ready, and this illustrates how our changing lifestyles affect home-improvement trends. Another illustration of this is open-plan living - where once separate dining rooms and kitchens were popular, now the trend is for open-plan kitchen-diners/family rooms where the whole family can be together. Totally open-plan living space isn’t necessarily advantageous for sale or day-to-day living, though, as having a formal sitting room/quiet room as well as a family room works well for families. So get out your sledgehammer, but don’t go mad with it.

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New development offers a wide choice for the family by JANET TANSLEY

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ELLWAY Homes has announced it is to build a development in Litherland. Church Fields will be created on a six acre site and consist of a collection of 88 properties. The site will include three bedroom semi detached homes and three and four bedroom detached homes, aimed at appealing to families in particular. Building has already begun at the development and the company hopes to be up and running on the development by late spring with the opening of two show homes, so viewers can get a better idea of what they may be bidding for. Church Fields is the first site in Litherland for the award-winning housebuilder, but it adds to Bellway’s increasing development portfolio in Merseyside. Although not yet on site, Bellway has already announced its decision to offer a number of properties for sale early with pre-showhome opening prices. The offers include a three bedroom semi detached, known as the Rufford, priced at £153,995. There is also a selection of three bedroom detached house types for sale too. The Lansdown and Weston, are available with prices starting from £179,995, as well as the Oakwood, a four bedroom detached home, priced from £194,995. The largest house type available is the Oakwood, which reaches 1,151 sq ft in size. It features an open plan kitchen, with separate utility room, and dining area as well as a spacious lounge on the ground floor. Upstairs, there are four spacious bedrooms, including three double bedrooms and one single bedroom. The master bedroom has en suite facilities. The Lansdown has a modern ground floor layout, with a stylish kitchen and adjoining utility room, plus an open plan dining room and lounge. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and a main bathroom. The master bedroom has a dressing area and en suite bathroom. The property also has from a single garage.

CHOICE: Bellway Homes offer a number of style choices including the Pilkington house, inset above, the Weston house, inset right, many with open plan kitchen/dining room The release of the properties has seen keen early interest with three sales secured already. Jenny Bell, sales director designate at Bellway Homes, says: “Church Fields is the latest land acquisition for Bellway Homes in Merseyside and we have been incredibly impressed with the initial levels of interest in the development. “The next few months will be

very exciting as build progresses and we work towards the opening of the show homes and having a presence on site.” ● For further information on Church Fields or to register your interest in properties, contact Bellway Homes at Orrell Gardens on 0151 521 4885. Alternatively, visit www.bellway.co.uk

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Treat your home to an Decorating rooms for the long Easter holiday weekend is becoming more and more popular. Gabrielle Fagan finds out how you can add some special touches to impress family and friends

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E all want to have a cracking good time at Easter and it’s a lovely opportunity to decorate the home and let the children lend a helping hand. Whether you want to roll out the rabbit bunting, hang hand-decorated eggs on an Easter tree, or simply fill vases with bunches of spring flowers, all those personal touches will make family gatherings and parties even more special, and add to the sense of occasion. “It’s now fashionable to decorate your home for Easter the same as you would at Christmas, with many people looking for ways to make the four-day weekend a special event for friends and family,” says Katherine Mitchell, junior gift buyer at John Lewis. “If you’re entertaining this Easter, decorate your table with fresh pastel colours and have as a centrepiece a small Easter tree or a glass bowl filled with pretty decorated eggs. Add to the atmosphere with chick and bunny decorations which can form part of the clues for an Easter egg trail.” Informality and fun are at the heart of the celebration and a blend of nature and delicate decorations works best, says Sylvia Oakley, stylist for Villeroy & Boch china specialists. “I like to take long, fresh blossom branches and display them in an oversized glass vase. Fill the base of the vase with painted eggs in soft spring tones – either bought on the high street or do them yourself. Alternatively, hang an egg off each branch,” she suggests. In terms of colour, she advises keying into a spring palette – yolky yellow, grass green, tulip orange and piglet pink. “I use a strip of astro turf down the centre of my table and Astroturf squares as placemats. Then I accessorise with small baskets filled with daffodil heads,” she reveals. “If you like to use a napkin ring, pop a fresh daffodil or tulip in to add a splash of colour to a plain white napkin.” She likes to involve guests in the party by having an egg hunt for adults and children, with the first

ABOVE: Egg candles with yolk, from £7.95 for a set of six hens eggs from Nordic House, above right, French hens fabric is £19.90 per metre from Annie Sloan, and, inset, this cute Easter chick plate is £5 at Asda clues written on luggage labels and hung on the back of each chair. Choose from this basket of Easter decor treats to make your home ready for the holiday. NESTING INSTINCT What comes first – the chicken or the egg? Definitely the hen, so conjure a delightful country style with Rare Breeds wallpaper, £49 a roll, from Wallpaper Direct (www.wallpaperdirect.co.uk) depicting different varieties of hen. Alternatively, a French Hens fabric, £19.90 per metre, from the Flowers & Chickens range by Annie Sloan (www.anniesloan.com) with chickens, roosters, eggs and feathers on a linen-look background would be appropriate. BRANCH OUT An Easter tree hung with decorated eggs is an essential these days. White wicker tree, £15, from John Lewis (0845 604 9049/www.johnlewis.com). Hobbycraft

(www.hobbycraft.co.uk) also has an Easter tree, £19.99, and the company has free step-by-step project sheets on decorating eggs and Easter decorations. No time for craft sessions? Take a short cut with patchwork hanging egg decorations, £2.99 each, The Contemporary Home (0239 246 9400/www.tch.net). WINGED GREETING Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas! A rustic egg Easter wreath, £14.99, The Contemporary Home (0239 246 9400/www.tch.net) in willow with soft feathers and authentic-looking eggs, could be a welcoming touch on a door or a table centrepiece. CRACKING TABLE Make the occasion more special with new china which will be a reminder of happy times long after the holiday’s over. The Farmers Spring collection, Villeroy & Boch (020 8875 6060/www.villeroy-boch.co.uk) features roosters, hens and rabbits

and a green-trimmed border. Salad plate, £22.95, and tea cup and saucer, £25.95. HOP TO IT! Breakfast will be a treat with egg cups to delight children and adults alike. Grey Rabbit egg cup, £10.95, from a selection at Liberty (020 7734 1234/www.liberty.co.uk) which include a guinea pig, dog, cats, birds and a tiger. RABBITING ON Follow a bunny theme with a pair Of Wooden Bunny Ornaments, £19.99, The Contemporary Home (0239 246 9400/www.tch.net) Villeroy & Boch has painted Easter china accessories, a vase and egg-shaped trinket container, adorned with a sweet bunny. The range starts from £11.95, John Lewis (0845 604 9049/www.johnlewis.com). Enhance a sofa with a rabbit print cushion, £40, Graduate Collection (0845 872 4919/www.graduate collection.co.uk).

CHICK TOUCHES Fluffy chickens are an iconic symbol of the season. Accessorise with pieces featuring clucking good designs. Chickens teapot, £25, Marks & Spencer (0845 302 1234/www.marksandspencer.com). Add a ’cheep’ but cute touch with a set of Easter chick plates, £5 for six, in stores, Asda (www.asda.com). EGGY DE-LIGHT Egg-shaped candles with a pale yolk-coloured inside are perfect for an Easter table. Hen Eggs, set of 6, £7.95; Duck Eggs, pair, £7.50; and Goose Eggs, pair, £12.95, from Nordic House (0845 475 1610/www.nordichouse.co.uk). RULE THE ROOST Send a message that hens (especially mother hens) rule the roost and accessorise with Hanging Hen decorations, £2.50 each, John Lewis (0845 604 9049/www.johnlewis.com).


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Easter makeover FINISHING TOUCHES: White wicker tree, £15; ceramic bunnies, £4 each; large glass bottle, £7 and small glass bottle, £4, all from John Lewis

BUNNY LOVE: This grey rabbit egg cup will cost you £10.95 from a selection at Liberty

SPRING A SURPRISE If you’re working and it’s the school holidays, there may be little time to slave over decorations. Create instant impact with Easter table accessories from Talking Tables (020 7627 6767/www.talkingtables.co.uk). Its Spring Time collection, in daffodil yellow and soft pink, starts from £3.50. Range includes bunny bunting £4.80 and cake stand £7.

KITCHEN KIT Serve Easter Sunday roast in a vibrant red oven-to-tableware red hen. Temptations polka dot ceramic roaster, £23, QVC (www.qvcuk.com). SPELL IT OUT A sign saying ’Easter’ in colourful letters could be a lovely touch on a mantelpiece or as a table centrepiece. Easter ornament, £2, in stores, Asda (www.asda.com).

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TREE-MENDOUS: This crafted Easter egg tree as available from £19.99 at Hobbycraft

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Perfect lawn all As gardeners dust off their lawnmowers for the year ahead, those who want a bowling green finish may find themselves going back to basics and sowing a new lawn. Hannah Stephenson reports

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F your lawn looks tired and tatty and is covered in weeds, moss and bare patches, it might be time to bite the bullet and sow a new one. The advantage of sowing a lawn from seed is obviously the cost – it is much cheaper to sow seed than to buy turves which may not be the exact quality you want and will also deteriorate rapidly if they are not laid as soon as you have bought them. You can also pick your day to sow. It doesn’t matter if the weather suddenly turns frosty – you can just wait for it to warm up a bit. There is more of an urgency if you buy turf – and if you are having it laid for you, you can’t pick and choose your day. With lawn seed, you can also select a number of different grasses which will be suitable for particular areas of your garden. If you have children you are likely to need a tougher variety than if you just want a velvety lawn which is rarely set foot upon. But remember that there is no point in buying a very fine grade unless you are prepared to cut it at least twice a week, feed it, water it

and give it all the TLC it needs. Growing a lawn from seed requires much initial preparation of the soil. It is hard work, but it will be worth it in the end. You will need to dig the ground over thoroughly, to a spade’s depth. If you have a really big area to sow, it may be worth hiring a rotavator, but make sure you get rid of all the weeds beforehand. Otherwise, a rotavator will simply chop up running roots which will then spread, encouraging weeds to spring up all over the place. If you have very heavy clay soil, lighten it with grit, which you need to dig in. Rotted manure or compost should be added to light soil to give it some substance. You can level minor humps and bumps as you go, but if the site is seriously uneven, you’ll need to remove the topsoil and stack it somewhere, level off the subsoil and then replace the topsoil layer. Remember when digging that the clods need to be broken down or your lawn will end up uneven. Trample roughly dug earth with your feet and break up hard clods with the back of your garden fork. One of the most important jobs when sowing a new lawn is to consolidate the soil, firming the site PERFECT: A well-maintained lawn is as you go. Walk in overlapping steps, treading over the whole area with your heels, before sprinkling ready to sow. It is, in fact, best to on a general fertiliser such as sow in late summer or early blood, fish and bone or a special lawn fertiliser. You need to choose a autumn, when the ground is still moist, but April is also a good time, day when the soil is fairly dry and provided you don’t do it during an not sticking to your boots. excessively dry spell. Sow at around Finally, rake over the area and 50g per square metre and if you are remove any remaining stones and debris, making sure that the surface unsure, practise first on a sheet of paper on the garage floor, marking level is firm, with no soft spots that the area into metre squares with will sink later. The surface should canes and string. have a fine, crumbly texture. You The late, great gardener Geoff may have to go over it a few times Hamilton recommended an easier before it is how you want it. Once the soil is prepared, you are way of sprinkling the right amount

every gardener’s dream of seed into a set area – stand with your feet wide apart, lean forward as far as you can go and that’s about a square metre. Sprinkle two handfuls of seed over the area you are covering and that should be about the right amount. Once you have scattered the seed, rake it in with a spring-time lawn rake – don’t try to bury the seed or germination will be patchy – and then water if it doesn’t rain within 24 hours. Try to use your finest rose

on your watering can or sprinkler, though, or it will wash the seed into patches. You will also need to protect the new lawn from birds, which are prone to using the seed bed as a dust bath. Put up some posts with flapping strips of plastic attached to frighten them off. Seedlings should appear two to three weeks after sowing, and when the grass is two or three inches high, roll it lightly using the back roller of a cylinder mower with the

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ANYONE who thought that the humble daisy was simply a lawn weed should think again. A large number of garden varieties add a splash of colour to the front of borders and in tubs and troughs. Among the most reliable are B. perennis, which go wonderfully in pots or beds, come in single or double varieties and in shades from red to pink and white. For carpeting, edging or planting in rockeries, good varieties include ’Rob Roy’, which is red, ’Pomponette’, which produces pompom-like blooms, and ’Monstrosa’, which has large double flowers in shades of white, pink or red. They grow in any reasonable soil in sun or partial shade, flowering between March and July. While they are perennial, they are usually grown as biennial.

● Sow parsley in shallow drills in a damp, shady position. ● Repot house cacti in pots one size larger than their existing containers. Trickle in cactus compost around the edge. ● Sow dahlias, lilies, herbs and hardy annuals in the greenhouse. ● Take the insulation and horticultural fleece off vulnerable pots and tender shrubs in milder areas. ● Continue to weed beds and borders and hoe any weed seedlings before they become established. ● If your pond pump and filter have been turned off during the winter, get them working again now. ● Start feeding your fish in moderation when the water temperature stabilises at 7C (45F). ● Continue to prick out seedlings before they become overcrowded. ● Mulch beds and borders to stop weeds in their tracks. ● Check borders for plant losses and plan to fill the gaps. ● Be vigilant against slugs and snails, to protect vulnerable new foliage. ● Lift overcrowded snowdrops and winter aconites before the leaves die down, separate and replant immediately. ● Plant hippeastrums in pots for late spring flowering, but keep them in a warm, humid atmosphere until the buds appear.


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Good enough to eat Parsley

IT’S a mainstay of the kitchen garden, perking up salads, fish and sauces. It’s easy to grow once it has germinated – the secret is to use fresh seed and cover it with fleece to keep it warm until seedlings appear.

Parsley should be sown thinly where you want it to grow or in small pots. It prefers rich, moisture-retentive soil and can be thinned in situ as necessary. Feed the plants every few weeks using a

general purpose liquid fertiliser. Flat-leaved parsley is extremely popular these days, which makes a bushy plant about 30cm (12in) high. Sow regularly to ensure a fresh supply.

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cutting head held high. This firms down the soil lifted by the seedlings and encourages them to produce new shoots. After another few days, the lawn can be mown very lightly with the cutting blade at its highest. Make sure your mower blades are sharp. Don’t cut the grass too closely in the first year and make sure it receives plenty of water when necessary – and try not to let the kids run riot in the first 12 months after sowing.

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Make sure the plant is going to end up the right size. Check the dimensions on the label to ensure it will fit into the space you have available when it matures.

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Make sure the plant has a good, even shape when you buy it. The flowers may mask the overall shape if it is in bloom when you first purchase it.

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Check that the foliage isn’t wilting or damaged in any way as this may suggest it has root problems caused by drying out or poor watering regimes.

House sales reach two year high as banks free up loans UK house sales reached their highest level in more than two and-a-half years last month as confidence continued to return to the market, surveyors said today. The sales jump helped to send expectations that house prices are set to increase in the next year, soaring to a three-year high, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) found. Surveyors sold an average of just under 17 homes in the three months to February, marking the highest volume of sales recorded since June 2010. The sales uplift is predicted to continue into spring, with a balance of 8% more surveyors expecting transactions to increase rather than fall back over the next three months. Prices remained broadly flat, with 6% more surveyors saying that

prices had dipped rather than increased, continuing a trend seen since last autumn. However, in the longer term, there is a “growing suspicion” that house prices are set to edge upwards, RICS reported. Surveyors’ expectations for house prices in the next 12 months increased to the highest level since they started being monitored in February 2010. The number of mortgages on the market has increased by around a third since the Government launched a Funding for Lending scheme last August to unblock the housing market. Lenders have also been slashing their rates to some of their lowest-ever levels following the introduction of the initiative, which gives lenders access to cheap finance.

RICS said its latest findings showed that the scheme may be “slowly encouraging would-be buyers to test the market” as demand remained steady across the country. A balance of 1% more surveyors reported rises in the number of homes coming onto the market, although the number of properties available for sale remains at “historically low levels”, the study said. Peter Bolton King, RICS global residential director, said: “It’s encouraging to see that the housing market now appears to be picking up across most parts of the UK despite ongoing concerns about the health of the economy. “However, even with activity running at its best level since the middle of 2010, it is still well down on its pre-crisis norm.”

ON THE MOVE: But sales are still well below pre-financial crisis levels


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Waterloo, £495,000 THIS attractive, seven/eight bedroom, semi-detached Victorian villa dates back to 1875 and has been upgraded and modernised by the present owner. Downstairs briefly comprises an entrance hall, shower room, lounge, dining room and fitted kitchen/dining room with a range of built-in appliances. Upstairs are three bedrooms, an ensuite bathroom and family bathroom, plus four further bedrooms to the second floor. There is also a basement with a games room, bedroom with en-suite shower room, utility room and laundry. Outside are gardens, off-road parking and a summerhouse which is currently used as a gymnasium. ● Abode, 0151 909 3003

Sefton Village, £159,995 THIS two bedroom home is located on the new Sefton Mill Lane, Persimmon Homes’ estate. The property is one of the Turner style, and was completed in April 2010 with a 10-year NHBC guarantee. On the ground floor, the accommodation comprises an entrance hall, lounge, fitted kitchen and wc. To the first floor are two bedrooms, and a bathroom. Outside, the property has gardens to the front and rear, plus a driveway with space for off-road parking. Additional benefits include gas central heating and double glazed, sash windows. The owners have added fixtures and fittings on top of the original specification. No chain. ● Loc8, 0151 526 0021

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Aigburth, £490,000

Hunts Cross, £325,000

SITUATED in an established and desirable location, this five bedroom, executive detached house offers well proportioned accommodation. On the ground floor is a reception hall, cloaks/wc, sitting room, living room and spacious open-plan family dining kitchen with a sitting area and utility room. Upstairs are five bedrooms, one with ensuite, plus a family bathroom and wc. Outside, a driveway provides off-road parking and leads to an integral double garage. There are also gardens to the front and rear, with the rear being mainly covered with Indian stone and offering a variety of established trees, shrubs and flower borders. EPC rating: C. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 734 0666

BUILT in 1911, this four bedroom Edwardian semi-detached house offers character and space. Downstairs briefly comprises a hallway, lounge, morning room, kitchen, dining room, and conservatory. To the first floor is a master bedroom with an en-suite, plus three further bedrooms, a family bathroom and wc. Outside is a driveway, garage and large gardens. The current owners are in the process of ongoing renovations which include the installation of a new boiler, new damp proof course, re-plastering of ground floor rooms, new conservatory roof with seating terrace, new driveway and landscaping. EPC rating: E. ● Good Moves, 0151 909 3747

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Mossley Hill, £229,950

ENJOYING a sought-after location alongside Liverpool Marina, this two bedroom apartment is a short distance from the river front. Inside, an entrance hall gives access to a lounge with laminate flooring and patio doors that open onto a Juliet balcony, as well as a separate fitted kitchen. There are also two double bedrooms (one with a fitted wardrobe), and a bathroom with a white suite comprising a panelled bath with electric shower over, wash basin and low level wc. Further benefits include gas central heating and an allocated car parking space in the communal car park. EPC rating: E. ● Venmore, 0151 236 4400

THIS well presented, three bedroom, semi-detached family home is situated in a highly sought-after area and boasts many attractive features. On the ground floor is a porch, spacious hallway, open-plan lounge and dining area, as well as a dining room, wood-framed double glazed conservatory, and a kitchen. To the first floor are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Other benefits to the property include its corner plot position, which offers attractive courtyard gardens, off-road parking and a garage. The property is available with no chain. ● Venmore, 0151 733 9000

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West Derby, £255,000 EXTENDED and immaculately well presented, this four bedroom detached house is located in a desirable area. On the ground floor a hallway gives access to a lounge with a wall-mounted feature gas fire and laminate flooring. The open-plan dining room/kitchen is fitted with a range of modern units and appliances and has an open doorway to an extended family room with French doors and Velux windows. A cloaks/wc completes downstairs. Upstairs is a master bedroom with ensuite shower room, three further bedrooms and a contemporary bathroom. Outside is a driveway and rear garden. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 256 7837

Crosby, oo £300,000 THIS four bedroom, semi-detached house has been extended and renovated to offer a delightful family home. On the ground floor a hallway gives access to an attractive lounge with an electric fire and wooden flooring. The sitting room is open through to a conservatory, and there is a modern kitchen/breakfast room which incorporates a range of units, breakfast bar, integrated appliances and Indian stone flooring. A utility room completes downstairs. On the first floor are four bedrooms (one with an en-suite), and a family bathroom. Externally, the property boasts a driveway, garage and rear garden. ● Abode, 0151 909 3003


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£215,000 4 Bedroom Extended Semi Detached ● 2 Reception Rooms ● Kitchen/Diner ●

Family Bathroom

● Lounge/Dining Room

Garage

● Modern Kitchen

Gardens Front and Rear

● Modern Bathroom

Marlcroft Drive Aigburth

● Lose to Lark Lane Amenities

Score Lane Childwall

Highbank Drive Garston

£125,000

● 4 Bedroom Extended Semi Detached

● 3 Bedroom Mid Town House

● Extended Family Room with Kitchen

● Includes a Modern Newly Fitted

● Modern Bathroom

● Modern Bathroom

● Lounge,Dining Room

Area

● Conservatory

● Over Looks Open Fields

Windfield Road Garston

● Recently Updated

Kitchen/Diner

● Gardens Front and Rear ● Cul D Sac Location

Lenham Way Speke

40 yrs financial services experience Innovative marketing Advertising locally and nationally

£240,000

● 3 Bedroom Extended End Terrace

● Ensuite to Master Bedroom

● Extended Kitchen

● Good Size Rear Garden

● Detached Garage

● Lounge through Dining Room ● Consrevatory ● Modern Kitchen Breakfast Room ● Master Bedroom with Ensuite ● Good Size Rear Garden ● Not Overlooked to Rear

● 3 Double Bedrooms

● Located Over 3 Floors ● Freehold

Market leading package including:

Almond Court Garston

£120,000

● FREE

Virtual

● FREE

Floor plan

tour

● Modern Bathroom ● Internal Inspection Highly

Recommended

Hillside Road Allerton

£208,000

● 2 Bedroom Semi Detached

● 3 Bedroom Mid Terrace

● Double Glazed ● Gas Central Heating ● Detached Garage ● Walking Distance of Speke Retail

● 3 Reception Rooms

BUNGALOW

'INTRODUCTORY OFFER 1% fee including:

● Extended Lounge

Park ● No Chain

● No Chain ● Internal Inspection Recommended

Maidstone Drive West Derby

premium lisiting on Right Move

● Double Glazed

Lingfield Grove Broadgreen

£99,950

£150,000

● 3 Bedroom Extended Semi Detached

● Views Towards the River Mersey

Full time commission based sales team to ensure we try harder to sell your home

£195,000

● 4 Bedroom End Town House

Property

Thingwall Road Wavertree Gardens

Offers over £250,000 ● 5/6 Bedroom Double Fronted Town

House

● 3 Reception Rooms ● Gardens F & R

● 3 Bedroom Semi Detached

● Modern Bathroom

● Gardens Front and Rear

● Kitchen/Diner

● Master Bedroom with WC

● Modern Decor

● Approx 75 Foot Rear Garden

● Garden and Parking to Front

Rudston Road Childwall

Offers over £210,000 ● Extended 3 Bedroom Semi Detached

● 3 Reception Rooms

● Extended Kitchen/Diner

● Ground Floor Shower Room

● Shower Room

● Extended Bathroom

● No Chain

● Driveway

● Double Glazed

Pear Tree Avenue West Derby

Offers over £110,000

● 3 Bedroom Town House

● Gardens Front and Rear

Hilberry Avenue Tuebrook

Bungalow

● Garage

● Gas Central Heating ● Double Glazed

● No Chain

Errol Street Aigburth

£165,000 ● 4 Bedroom Mid Terrace ● 2 Reception Rooms ● 2 Bathrooms ● Double Glazed ● Gas Central Heating ● No Chain

Lingmell Road West Derby

● FREE

● FREE

EPC

£120,000

Offers over £140,000

● 3 Bedroom Semi Detached

● 3 Bedroom Semi Detached

● Kitchen/Diner

● Lounge with through Dining Room

● Ground Floor Cloakroom/WC ● Gardens Front and Rear

● Gas Central Heating

● Double Glazed

● Double Glazed

● Good Size Driveway

● Gas Central Heating ● Cul D Sac Location

● No Chain

● Gardens Front and Rear ● Driveway

Offers over £215,000 ● 4Bedroom Modern Detached ● Conservatory ● Ground Floor WC ● Ensiute to Master Bedroom ● Cul-D-Sac Location

£90,000

● NEWLY RENNOVATED NO CHAIN

● Good Size Kitchen/Diner

● Modern Kitchen/Diner

● 2 Reception Rooms

● 3 Bedroom Semi Detached

● Shower Room

● Modern Bathroom

● Gas Central heating

● Double Glazed

● Double Glazed ● No Chain

For information on fantastic introductory offers please contact us on:

0151 601 3003 or enquiries@abodeallerton.co.uk 6 Allerton Road, Liverpool. L18 1LN.

Offers over £125,000

● 3 Bedroom Mid Terrace

● Gardens Front and Rear

● Gas Central Heating


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PROPERTY 11

No sale - no fees, no up-front fees and no tie in periods. Just a few reasons to choose Venmore in Liverpool. See more properties at www.venmores.co.uk

Navigation Wharf, Liverpool £289,950

Hatton Garden, LIVERPOOL £172,500

* Three storey town house * 2 Bedrooms * 2 studies * Lounge overlooking Marina * Ensuite Shower * Downstairs cloaks * Garage & Gardens * Current EPC ratings: EER 68, EIR 66

* Stunning duplex apartment * Two double bedrooms * Stylish fitted kitchen * Two bathrooms * TWO CAR PARK SPACES * Balcony overlooking Atrium * External balcony off lounge

Hatton Garden, LIVERPOOL £145,000

Yew Tree Close, West Derby Reduced to £125,000

* Duplex Penthouse Apartment * Two double Bedrooms * Two Bathrooms * Fitted Kitchen * Secure Underground Parking Space * Balcony with City views * NO ONGOING CHAIN! Current EPC ratings: EER 57, EIR 63

* Three bedroom semi-detached house * Cul-de-sac location * Requires modernising * Great family home * Spacious rear garden * Not overlooked from rear * EPC Current Rating: EER: 59, EIR: 55

Orchard Hey, Old Roan £125,000

Stowell Street, Liverpool Reduced to £124,950

Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool Reduced to £69,995

Dovey Street, Liverpool £65,000

* Semi detached house * Four bedrooms *

Gardens * Off road parking * 'No Chain'

* Ground floor apartment * Two bedrooms * Lounge/diner * Fitted kitchen * Stylish modern bathroom * Economy 7 heating * Attractive central atrium * EPC Current Rating: EER: 67, EIR: 60

* Third floor apartment * One double bedroom * Lounge to front * Seperate fitted kitchen * En-suite Shower room * Ideal buy to let investment * Presently tenanted via A.S.T. *EPC Current Rating: EER: 59, EIR: 52

* Traditional mid terrace house * Two bedrooms * Modern kitchen and bathroom * UPVC double glazing * Partial gas central heating * Available with NO CHAIN! * EPC Current Rating: EER: 54, EIR: 50

Cornwallis Street, Liverpool Reduced to Offers Over £60,000

Coningsby Road, Anfield £59,950

Public Notice

* Sympathetic conversion * Second floor apartment * One double bedroom * Open plan living area * Kitchen with appliances * Good letting potential * Viewing highly recommended *EPC Current Rating: EER:

* Traditional mid terrace house * Four double bedrooms * Accommodation over three floors * Requires modernisation * UPVC double glazed to the front * Ideal for family occupancy * Available with no chain!

Public Notice Flat 6, 147 Westminster Road, Liverpool L4 4LW We would advise that an offer has been made for the above property in the sum of £15,000. any person wishing to increase on this offer should notify the agents of their best offer prior to exchange of contracts. Venmores - Imperial Buildings, 9 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2SH, Tel: 0151 236 4400

Two receptions * Utility room (play room) *

14 Gem Street, Liverpool L5 2AT We would advise that an offer has been made for the above property in the sum of £58,500 Any person wishing to increase on this offer should notify the agents of their best offer within the next 7 days. Venmore, Imperial Buildings, 9 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2SH, Tel: 0151 236 4400

City Branch Sales 0151 236 4400 Imperial Buildings, 9 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2SH


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City centre 0151 236 2332 citycentre@suttonkersh.co.uk

NEW

Lettings 0151 207 5923 lettings@suttonkersh.co.uk

NEW

NEW

SIDNEY ROAD | L20 £85,000

MINSTER COURT | L7 £89,950

WESTMINSTER CHAMBERS | L1 £99,950

EMPRESS ROAD | L7 £595 PCM

LOWERBRECK ROAD | L6 £325 PCM

HEBDEN ROAD | L11 £575 PCM

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End Terrace House Three Bedrooms Two reception Rooms Stylish Dining Room Gas Central Heating Double Glazing Viewing Recommended

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First floor Apartment Two Bedrooms Living Room Modern Kitchen Resident & Visitor Parking No Chain

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NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE

Lower Ground Floor One Bedroom Open Plan Living Area Close to John Moores University Well Presented City Centre Location No Chain

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Terraced House Three Bedrooms Furnished Gas Central Heating Double Glazing DSS Accepted

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One Bedroom Ground Floor Apartment Unfurnished Living Room Dining Kitchen Close to amenities

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Town House Three Bedrooms Unfurnished Modern Bathroom Fitted Kitchen GCH DG Gardens

NEW PRICE

CHANCELLOR COURT | L8 £95,000

SNOWDON LANE | L5 OFFERS OVER £99,950

TUNNEL ROAD | L7 £127,950

BERRYEDGE CRESCENT | L36 £695 PCM

FINVOY ROAD | L13 £495 PCM

SCOTT STREET | L20 £425 PCM

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Ground Floor Apartment Two Bedrooms Open Plan Living Area UPVC Double Glazing Walking Distance to University Allocated Parking No Chain

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Mid Town House Two bedrooms Living Room Dining Room Close to City Centre Garden to Rear No Chain

THE SYMPHONY | L7 £110,000

WATERSIDE | L3 £159,950

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First Floor Apartment Open Plan Living Area Double Bedroom Part Secondary Glazing Built in Wardrobes Close to University No Chain

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Third Floor Apartment Two Double Bedrooms Open Plan Living Area Stylish Bathroom En-suite Shower Room Timber Decked Balcony River and Dockside Views Allocated Car Space

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Semi Detatched House Three Bedrooms Living Room Cloakroom Rear Garden with Driveway Front Garden No Chain

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Semi Detatched house Three bedrooms, Loft Room Living Room, Dining Room Gas Central Heating Double Glazing Outhouse Double & Single Garages

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Penthouse Apartment Two Bedrooms Open Plan Living Area En-suite Shower Room Balcony Water Feature and River Views Secure Undercroft Parking Space

HOPE STREET | L1 £565,000

BOLD PLACE | L1 £430,000

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Grade II Listed Georgian Town House Six Bedrooms Living Room Dining Room Two Bathrooms plus shower Room Utility Room Permit Parking

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Terraced House Three Bedrooms Unfurnished Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room Fitted Kitchen Double Glazed Gas Central Heating

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Terraced House Three Bedrooms Unfurnished Gas Central Heating Double Glazing Good Location

ATTWOOD STREET | L4 £395 PCM

ROSSETT STREET | L6 £550 PCM

BOXTREE CLOSE | L12 £650 PCM

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Fourth Floor Apartment Two bedrooms Spacious Living Area En-suite Shower Room Timber Decked Courtyard Balcony with City Views No Chain

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Terraced House Two Bedrooms Unfurnished Gas Central Heating Double Glazing Recently Refurbished

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Terraced House Two Bedrooms Furnished Modern Kitchen Family Bathroom DG GCH

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Semi Detached House Three Bedrooms Flexi Furnished Ensuite DG GCH Garden

NEW

ADLER WAY | L3 £210,000

Modern 3 Bed Town House Ensuite To Master Fully Integrated Kitchen Modern Bathroom DG GCH Garden

THE TEA FACTORY | L1 £139,950

NEW

COLLEGE DRIVE | CH63 £119,950 ●

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Grade II Listed Georgian Townhouse Four Bedrooms Three Reception Rooms Two Bathrooms Utility Room Private Rear Courtyard Views of St Lukes Church

EMERSON STREET | L8 £119,950

WOLVERTON STREET | L6 £450 PCM

ALWYN STREET | L17 £675 PCM

Terraced house

FLEETWOOD PLACE | L25 £650 PCM ●

Two bed house

Three beds

cottage style

Bathroom

unfurnished

Double Glazed

lounge

Central heatint

fitted kitchen

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Semi Detatched Two Bedrooms Living Room Dining Kitchen Gas Central Heating Double Glazing Front & Rear Gardens No Chain

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3 Bedroom Terraced House Unfurnished Gas Central heating Yard Shower/Bath

FALKNER SQUARE | L8 £799,950

PITTVILLE GROVE | L18 £525 PCM

MARMION ROAD | L17 £460 PCM

MINEHEAD ROAD | L17 £525 PCM

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Stunning Georgian Town House Four Bedrooms Separate Two Bedroom Annex Contemporary Kitchen/Dining Rooms Boasting Many Original Features Rear Garden And Parking For Four Cars Freehold

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Apartment One Bedroom Unfurnished GCH DG Modern Kitchen Parking

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One bed apt First floor LIving room Kitchen/ diner Bathroom with shower Alarm GCH DG

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

PROPERTY 13

Lettings

Heswall, £2,500pcm

Crosby, £900pcm

SET on a considerable plot, this luxury, five bedroom property boasts views across the Welsh hills and Dee Estuary. Inside comprises an enclosed porch, large reception hall, downstairs wc, spacious lounge, dining room and family/ cinema room. There is also an open-plan fitted kitchen/diner with a breakfast bar and a range of modern fitted appliances. Upstairs is a family bathroom, five double bedrooms – three with en-suites – and an additional loft/playroom offering versatile living space. Outside, there’s a driveway, integral double garage and landscaped gardens. This property has an EPC rating of C. ● Move Residential, 0151 342 0999

THIS three bedroom, character semidetached house offers well-planned family accommodation in a sought-after area. Inside the property has been beautifully presented, and briefly comprises a vestibule, reception hall, lounge, sitting room, open-plan dining room and kitchen. Upstairs are four good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. To the outside front is a garden, part laid to lawn, and a driveway which provides space for off-road parking. There is also a rear garden with a lawn and two patio areas. The property has gas central heating and UPVC double glazing. Available unfurnished. ● Abode, 0151 909 3003

Hunts Cross, £995pcm

Orrell Park, £795pcm

THIS well presented, three bedroom detached cottage is brimming with charm and boasts a number of original features. On the ground floor an entrance hall gives access to a lounge, open-plan living and dining area, spacious kitchen and wc. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, with en-suite facilities to the third, and a family bathroom. Other benefits to the property include front and rear gardens, with off-road parking and a detached garage. The property is offered on an unfurnished basis, and has an EPC rating of E. ● Venmore, 0151 734 6890

SITUATED in a popular residential area, this four bedroom, modern detached house occupies a corner plot. On the ground floor is a hallway, cloaks/wc, lounge, dining area, conservatory, kitchen and utility room. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with an en-suite shower room, plus three further bedrooms and a bathroom. Further benefits include double glazed windows and gas central heating. Outside, the property has front and rear enclosed gardens, as well as a detached garage and a driveway which provides offroad parking. EPC rating: D. ● Loc8, 0151 531 1089

Gateacre, £2,995pcm

City centre, £795pcm

Woolton, £1,100pcm

AVAILABLE to let is this stunning, three bedroom detached house which is ideally located close to Woolton village and its wealth of amenities. Inside, the property offers spacious accommodation, and would be ideal for the discerning executive. The accommodation briefly comprises three reception rooms, a fitted kitchen, and three bedrooms. Further benefits include gas central heating, an alarm system, gardening service, gardens and parking. Professional let only. An internal viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate all that is on offer. The property has an EPC rating of F. ● Good Moves, 0151 909 3747

AVAILABLE to let is this fabulous, two bedroom apartment in The Unity Building. Furnished to an excellent standard, the duplex apartment has been finished to a high specification and is recently decorated throughout. Inside briefly comprises a lounge, luxury kitchen/diner, two immaculate bathrooms, two double bedrooms and a balcony. The Unity Building is a desirable, secure development with 24hour concierge and security. It also boasts easy access to a wealth of restaurants, shops, bars and transport links in the city centre. An internal inspection is strongly recommended. ● Venmore, 0151 236 4400

THIS beautiful and exceptionally spacious triplex apartment is set in the exclusive grounds of Allerton Priory. The accommodation briefly comprises a hall, large lounge/dining room/fitted kitchen, cloaks/wc, and master bedroom with shower en-suite, as well as three bedrooms on two further levels, a guest bathroom and a study. All of the rooms are finished to a high standard, and the property is offered on a furnished basis. The property further benefits from gas central heating and double glazing, and has an EPC rating of D. Outside, the property has allocated parking. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 207 5923

City centre, £550pcm AVAILABLE to let is this two bedroom, first floor apartment in a popular development. Inside, the accommodation briefly comprises an open-plan living room, modern fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, shower room and wc. Additional benefits include double glazing, electric heating and communal gardens as well as secure parking. The apartment is offered on a fully furnished basis, and boasts a great location with easy access to the Women’s Hospital and many of the university buildings. The property has an EPC rating of E. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 207 5923


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Saturday, March 16, 2013

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Auctions 0151 207 6315 www.suttonkersh.co.uk/auctions-property/

Don’t miss Liverpool’s biggest property auction 18 April | 12 noon | Liverpool City Centre Crowne Plaza Hotel

Catalogue closes 22 March Call now for a free, no obligation consultation 0151 207 6315 No.1 property auctioneer for a 7th consecutive year Over 80 lots already listed including:

Vacant residential 156 Alder Road, Liverpool L12 9ES Guide price £125,000+

Residential investment 43/43A Orrell Lane, Liverpool L9 8BX Guide price £175,000+

Vacant commercial 35 Stanley Park Avenue South, Liverpool L4 7XB Guide price £55,000+

Vacant residential 712 Ormskirk Road, Wigan WN5 8BB Guide price £60,000+

Vacant residential 26 Brentwood Avenue, Liverpool L17 4LD Guide price £90,000+

Residential investment 67 Rhodesia Road, Liverpool L9 9BS Guide price £40–50,000

Vacant residential 47 Crosby Road South, Liverpool L21 1EN Guide price £75,000+

Vacant residential 482 Southport Road, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk L40 9RF Guide price £110,000+

Vacant residential 116 Princes Road, Liverpool L8 2UL Guide price £150,000+

Commercial investment 5 Woodlands Square & 3 Healy Close, Liverpool L27 5QP Guide price £55–60,000

Vacant commercial 153 Rice Lane, Liverpool L9 1AF Guide price £55–60,000

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New by KATIE McLOUGHLIN

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OMEBUYERS can now purchase a Redrow home with a 95% mortgage, even if they are opting to partexchange, making moving home hassle free and more affordable than ever before. It’s fantastic news for those without substantial equity in their current home as they can now upgrade to a brand-new Redrow home with a deposit of as little as 5%, while Redrow effectively acts as cash for their existing property. This winning formula means there’s no better time to move. Anita Williams, sales director for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “This is fantastic news for homebuyers. Many who dreamt of moving home but were being held back by the usual obstacles, could now find they are able to purchase. “With NewBuy, a brand new home is more affordable than ever before and part-exchange takes the stress and hassle away as customers will simply be able to trade in their old home towards the cost of a new one..” Part-exchange and NewBuy are still available as standalone incentives and Redrow will tailor packages to suit individuals. There’s a superb choice of four-bedroom homes at Redrow’s

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

OMEOWNERS in the North West are putting the brakes on moving house as they think it will take too long to sell their home, according to research by Morris Homes. It seems that homeowners are apprehensive about putting their home on the market because of worries that they won’t be able to find a suitable mortgage or get an offer that matches the true value of their house. Dave Hesson, regional managing director at Morris Homes, said: “Homeowners in the North West are shying away from a step up the property ladder because they fear putting their home up for sale will be a waste of time. Many don’t think anyone will make a serious offer for their property, and that they won’t be able to secure a mortgage. They think they need to do it on their own, but support is available, such as our 100% partexchange scheme, so that homeowners can make their move in a matter of weeks rather than months.” Morris’ 100% part exchange scheme is available at its development in West Derby – The Point. It involves the housebuilder purchasing a buyer’s current property for its full market value, if

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Guide AFFORDABLE: There’s a superb choice of homes at Redrow's Barrows Green development, in Widnes

Moving on up

Barrow’s Green development in Widnes, as well as an impressive collection of three and fourbedroom homes at the nearby Lancaster Place venture. Homes available at Lancaster Place include the impressive

Blenheim and Richmond show homes. Prices at Lancaster Place are from £204,995 and from £222,995 at Barrow’s Green. ● To find out how NewBuy and part exchange could help you make a quick and easy move from old to

new, visit the show homes, open daily from 10am to 5.30pm. For details of the latest availability and pricing, call 0151 378 8839 (Lancaster Place) or Barrow’s Green (0151 345 0820) or visit the website, www.redrow.co.uk.

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Guide ATTRACTIVE: Morris Homes’' West Derby development, The Point

Help is at hand

they buy a new home at The Point. The scheme helps a seller avoid unreliable property chains and provides a guaranteed moving date. The Point is located in West

Derby, close to a range of local shops and good schools and has easy access to Liverpool city centre. Prices start from £193,750. ● For more information visit the

sales office at Deysbrook Lane, West Derby, L12 4YG (open Thursday to Monday from 10.30am-5.30pm), call: 0151 254 2602 or visit www.morrishomes.co.uk


Saturday, March 16, 2013

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PROPERTY 17

There’s now more to love...

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2 & 3 bedroom homes from

£81 per week*

...about a home at Mill Brook. You can now own a 2 bedroom home in a highly desirable location for this great low price thanks to the Government backed FirstBuy Scheme. But this doesn’t mean you’re not getting the same high standards you’d expect from Compendium Living. Your new home comes complete with a specification that we think is one of the best around too.

0151 487 6379

sales.millbrook@compendiumliving.co.uk www.compendiumliving.co.uk

A range of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes from £83,600 with FirstBuy Compendium Living is a joint venture by Lovell and The Riverside Group and 3 three-bedroom homes at Mill Brook are also available through Riverside’s shared ownership scheme. Call 0345 155 9029.

Mill Brook, Wood Lane, Liverpool L27 4AB

Marketing Suite and Show Homes open daily 10am - 5pm

*TYPICAL EXAMPLE: FIRSTBUY Based on a 95% mortgage on 80% shared equity price with a minimum 5% deposit contribution. This scheme is available on selected Compendium Living properties subject to status and terms and conditions. It is not available in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Compendium Living cannot give you any financial advice but can refer you to an Independent Financial Advisor. The reservation fee of £500 (fully refundable on legal completion) may not cover the whole cost of obtaining a mortgage and purchasing the property and appropriate professional advice should be sort. The £500 figure also assumes that you are eligible for a 95% mortgage at the fully funded share price of 80% of the property value. This will also be subject to the terms and conditions of the appropriate lender and you must seek professional advice to ensure you match the criteria. Other fees may be required. A minimum deposit of £5,225 will be required dependent on lender’s criteria. The weekly payment figure £81 is based on the mortgage being a repayment mortgage over a 30 year term and subject to availability and suitability. Fixed rate for the first 2 years is 3.39%. (4.0% APR). Total fees for arranging the mortgage is £724. Total amount payable over 30 years assuming no change in interest rates would be £133,997. An early repayment charge would be payable before the end of the 2 year period and would be a maximum of £3,241. The maximum Equity Loan will be 20% of the purchase price, the equity loan is provided Compendium Living and is held as a charge. The repayment sum will reflect 20% of the market value of the property at the time of sale or valuation. The annual fee of 1.75% will be uplifted by RPI + 1% per annum. Prices and information believed to be correct at time of going to press and are subject to change without notice. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT. Images are for illustrative purposes only. 2 bedroom full purchase price of £104,500.


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Saturday, March 16, 2013

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Visit www.lovellnewhomes.co.uk or

Lovell In Liverpool

*TYPICAL EXAMPLE: FIRSTBUY Based on a 95% mortgage on 80% shared equity price with a minimum 5% deposit contribution. This scheme is available on selected Lovell properties subject to status and terms and conditions. It is not available in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Lovell Partnerships cannot give you any financial advice but can refer you to an Independent Financial Advisor. The reservation fee of £500 (fully refundable on legal completion) may not cover the whole cost of obtaining a mortgage and purchasing the property and appropriate professional advice should be sort. The £500 figure also assumes that you are eligible for a 95% mortgage at the fully funded share price of 80% of the property value. The weekly payment figure £87 is based on the mortgage being a repayment mortgage over a 35 year term and subject to availability and suitability. This will also be subject to the terms and conditions of the appropriate lender and you must seek professional advice to ensure you match the criteria. Other fees may be required. A minimum deposit of £6,575 will be required dependent on lender’s criteria. Fixed rate for the first 2 years is 2.89%. (4.0% APR). Total fees for arranging the mortgage is £724. Total amount payable over 35 years assuming no change in interest rates would be £181,659. An early repayment charge would be payable before the end of the first 2 year period and would be a maximum of £3,061. The maximum Equity Loan will be 20% of the purchase price, the equity loan is provided Lovell Partnerships Ltd and is held as a charge. The repayment sum will reflect 20% of the market value of the property at the time of sale or valuation. The annual fee of 1.75% will be uplifted by RPI + 1% per annum. Lovell cannot advise you on a mortgage. Selected plots. Full terms and conditions available upon request. YOUR HOME IS AT RISK IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR OTHER LOAN SECURED ON IT. Prices and information believed to be correct at time of going to press and are subject to change without notice. Images are for illustrative purposes only. 3 bedroom full purchase price of £131,500.


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PROPERTY 19

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Visit www.lovellnewhomes.co.uk or

Lovell In Liverpool

*TYPICAL EXAMPLE: FIRSTBUY Based on a 95% mortgage on 80% shared equity price with a minimum 5% deposit contribution. This scheme is available on selected Lovell properties subject to status and terms and conditions. It is not available in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Lovell Partnerships cannot give you any financial advice but can refer you to an Independent Financial Advisor. The reservation fee of £500 (fully refundable on legal completion) may not cover the whole cost of obtaining a mortgage and purchasing the property and appropriate professional advice should be sort. The £500 figure also assumes that you are eligible for a 95% mortgage at the fully funded share price of 80% of the property value. The weekly payment figure £87 is based on the mortgage being a repayment mortgage over a 35 year term and subject to availability and suitability. This will also be subject to the terms and conditions of the appropriate lender and you must seek professional advice to ensure you match the criteria. Other fees may be required. A minimum deposit of £6,575 will be required dependent on lender’s criteria. Fixed rate for the first 2 years is 2.89%. (4.0% APR). Total fees for arranging the mortgage is £724. Total amount payable over 35 years assuming no change in interest rates would be £181,659. An early repayment charge would be payable before the end of the first 2 year period and would be a maximum of £3,061. The maximum Equity Loan will be 20% of the purchase price, the equity loan is provided Lovell Partnerships Ltd and is held as a charge. The repayment sum will reflect 20% of the market value of the property at the time of sale or valuation. The annual fee of 1.75% will be uplifted by RPI + 1% per annum. Lovell cannot advise you on a mortgage. Selected plots. Full terms and conditions available upon request. YOUR HOME IS AT RISK IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR OTHER LOAN SECURED ON IT. Prices and information believed to be correct at time of going to press and are subject to change without notice. Images are for illustrative purposes only. 3 bedroom full purchase price of £131,500.


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Saturday, March 16, 2013

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“I hope you don’t regret this. May God forgive you” – Pope Francis, toasting the cardinals after they had elected him to the papacy.

Recipe

Chicken with spinach (serves 6)

INGREDIENTS: 500g/1lb 2oz spinach leaves, washed; 6tbsp vegetable oil; 3 black cardamom pods; 2 bay leaves; 5cm/2in piece cinnamon; 3-4 green chillies, pricked with a knife; 1 large onion, chopped; 2cm/¾in piece ginger, peeled and chopped; 11 garlic cloves, peeled, left whole; 3 large tomatoes, cut into quarters; 800g/1lb 12oz chicken, jointed, skin removed; 2tsp ground coriander; 1½tsp garam masala; 4tbsp plain yoghurt; black pepper; basmati rice, cooked processor. When METHOD: In a onions have food processor, caramelised, add blend spinach to a paste, chicken and purée using one or remaining spices to two tablespoons of pan and stir. Season water. Heat oil in a and simmer for pan. Add cardamom 12-15mins, stirring. pods, bay leaves and cinnamon and fry for Add yoghurt, stir and simmer until sauce 20-30 seconds. Add has thickened. Stir in green chillies and spinach purée and onion and fry for simmer for 12mins, 4-5mins. Meanwhile, until chicken has blend ginger, garlic cooked through. and tomatoes to a smooth paste in food Serve with rice.

Recipe

Orange walnut galette & candied orange (1)

INGREDIENTS: For the galette: 150g/5½oz butter; 150g/5½oz caster sugar; 1 egg; 150g/5½oz plain flour; 10 walnuts, chopped; 1 orange, zest only. For candied fruit: 200g/7oz sugar; 1 orange; 2tbsp yoghurt METHOD: Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and line a small 20cm x 10cm/8in x4in baking tray. In a food processor, beat butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add egg and flour and beat together until well combined. Stir in chopped walnuts and orange zest. Spread mixture thinly onto the baking tray, using a palette knife to even out. Bake in the oven for ten minutes, or until firm to the touch and a skewer,

when inserted, comes out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack and allow to cool before slicing into four pieces. For candied fruit, place sugar into a small non-reactive pan and heat until the sugar has melted. Add slices of orange to pan and cook for 10mins, or until the sugar is caramelised. To serve, place two galettes on two serving plates and lay candied orange on top. Spoon over a bit of the cooking syrup and finish with a spoonful of yoghurt.

1. How much is needed to repair Britain’s “crumbling roads”, according to a report? 2. Young British men are much more likely to commit violent crime if they have done what, a study says? 3. Who said he was flattered at rumours that he was dating pop star Taylor Swift? 4. 45,000 people complained about what last year? 5. Name the Scot who won a silver medal in the 200 metres breaststroke at the 2012 Olympic Games. 6. From which club did Arsenal sign midfielder Santi Cazorla? 7. Who did Brian McDermott succeed as Reading manager? 8. Which RaboDirect PRO12 team play at Thomond Park? 9. Who are the title-holders in the LV= County Championship? 10. Against which country did Rio Ferdinand earn the most recent of his 81 England caps? 11. Gerthin Jenkins plays his club rugby for which side? 12. How many Test appearances did England all-rounder Ian Blackwell make? 13. How old is Aberdeen manager Craig Brown? 14. Which NBA team this week became only the fourth in history to win 20 straight games? 15. The first series of The Syndicate was

Giant Crossword

ACROSS 1. Bony enclosure for confining the wife? (7) 10. American sportsman to track barque movements (11) 11. Some journeyman I toured with found object of reverence (7) 12. Listen secretly – part of the roof is to come down (9) 13. Pull tie (4) 14. So it could be a man (4) 16. Run out with clown for art style (6) 18. Recurring theme composed by Violet and Tim (9) 20. Get a new gold cross on the cakes (7) 22. Proprietor claims some of the renown erroneously (5) 23. In time horse will produce figure (7) 24. Pupils’ outing to soccer ground perhaps (5,4) 26. Threaten to leave Piedmont in turmoil (6) 29. Foolhardy spots (4) 30. Imagined some men who were wise (4) 31. Small dry particles rage during windy weather (4,5) 34. Horse Scotsman took to desert (7) 35. React badly by post to grub (11) 36. The point of metrication (7) DOWN 1. Mongrel lied about making some alterations (11) 2. Benjamin and I accept girl, one coming from south-east Asia (7) 3. Car to go after a hairpin bend (4) 4. Riding when I enter to damage antique outside (10) 5. Make-up? It prevents one from being embarrassed (4-6,7) 6. Honest! I very nearly included old Dutch coin (6) 7. Risk disfigurement with a knife (4) 8. Lady with name of nobleman (9) 9. Approve a half pint for beast (5) 15. Self-satisfied before twisting leg in run (7) 17. Ached to change terminal (7) 19. Unusual objection a novice concluded (11) 20. Area of turf or vegetables in a particular direction (10) 21. Hostile feeling one does not like to show (9) 25. Practicality is dividing the country (7) 27. Call on doctor with little surgery at home (4,2) 28. Cited new decree (5) 32. Slave endlessly fresh on the way up (4) 33. Secular individual getting into resin (4)

about a group of supermarket employees. What group is the second series about? 16. What is serial killer Dexter’s day job? 17. Shobna Gulati soon ends her stint on Coronation Street. What’s the name of the comedy show written by Victoria Wood where she began her TV career? 18. On which diet-based drama did Ruth Jones meet James Corden? 19. The TV series Jewel In The Crown was based on which book? 20. When did the Jewish calendar begin? 21. Which puzzle was first introduced in 1832? 22. How many Dalmatians are there in the children’s book which was made into a film by

Walt Disney? 23. In which book would you meet Mole, Ratty and Badger? 24. Where would you find Eeyore and Kanga? 25. What is the surname of John, Michael and Wendy in the Peter Pan story? 26. Which animal in Alice In Wonderland is able to disappear, its grin being the last thing that is left visible? 27. Who created the Swallows and the Amazons? 28. Which Doctor talked to the animals? 29. Who wrote The Just So Stories For Little Children? 30. What was the name of the fairy in Peter Pan?

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