Has Your Favourite Board Game Made This Top Ten?

A 60-second speed read on the games people are playing in lockdown. One of the few positives of the lockdowns has been that families living in the same home have spent more quality time together. This ‘together time’ has seen a surge in the number of board games sold. Amazon has just released the top…

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Banbury Property Market: Is it Time to Stamp Out Stamp Duty?

Most people pay Stamp Duty Tax when they buy a property, house, apartment or other land and buildings over a particular price in the UK. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak (quickly followed suit by the Welsh and Scottish Governments), announced last July that Stamp Duty was partially being suspended on all English property transactions up to £500,000…

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Top Tips for First-Time Landlords in Banbury

In this three-minute read, we share five top tips if you’re thinking about renting out your property for the first time.  Deciding to become a landlord is a big step. It can be both exciting and daunting. Here at Distinct Property Consultants, we’ve got some tips on what you need to think about when renting…

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Three Stories to Make You Smile

In this two-minute read, we share tales of triumph and generosity from around the UK. Postcards of Kindness The pandemic has been tough on us all, but particularly so for care home residents. To ease the sense of isolation that many people in care homes feel, an army of postcard writers has sprung up across…

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What’s your favourite good mood music?

In this 60-second speed read, we share ten tunes to put a spring in your step despite what’s going on in the world. What do you get when you cross a fashion magazine with a scientist? And no this isn’t a joke from an open mic Zoom night at your local comedy club. Vogue Magazine…

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Eight Screen-Free Activities Kids in Banbury Love

In this 60-second speed read, we share eight ace ideas to help children and teenagers take a break from their screens. Many family homes across Banbury are now doubling up as school classrooms. The remote lockdown learning added to gaming and social media use means many young people spend up to 80-90 per cent of…

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Three Ways Banbury Landlords Can Beat Blue Monday

In this three-minute read, we look at ways to prevent the tenant/landlord relationship from turning sour. We hate to be the bearers of bad news but today is the most depressing day of the year – otherwise known as Blue Monday. It’s the time of year when we fall into a post-Christmas slump because the…

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