Should You Sell Your Home Before Looking for Another?

A number of Benwell Daykin clients have expressed their exasperation at being ‘gazumped’, or seeing offers rejected on their dream home, due to not being in a position to proceed. As such this has raised the question: “Should I sell my home before I start looking for another?” Mora Sheard, from the Ruddington-based estate agency, advises that deciding whether to sell your home – or whether to buy a new home first – should be based on your finances, the market availability for properties that interest you, the house that…

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Ruddington’s New Retirement Village

If you’ve been down Loughborough Road in Ruddington recently you’ll notice some big changes are happening at Balmore Country House. The historic Ruddington property set in leafy surroundings, which now serves as a most attractive care home for a growing community of residents, is currently being enlarged by owners MyCare to provide a plethora of new onsite facilities. Originally a 42 bed care home, a sympathetically designed extension has been added recently – with 28 new bedrooms over two floors – and there’s still more to come. Some rooms downstairs have…

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Al Fresco Burgers & Beer in Ruddington!

Have you heard about the ‘Pop-Up Beer Garden’ which has sprung into action in the picturesque surroundings of Easthorpe House? It’s here in our village courtesy of Annie’s Burger Shack and is serving food and drink every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the grounds of the historic, Loughborough Road venue until the 23rd of May. With many of us looking forward to get togethers during the easing of COVID-19 lockdown, Annie knew Ruddington was the ideal place for this very special social event: “We chose a location outside of the city centre that provided a…

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Compound Strength & Conditioning Reopens

As the ‘roadmap’ out of the national ‘lockdown’ continues, Ruddington’s main fitness providers are eager to show health-conscious villagers their expanded facilities. Compound Strength & Conditioning reopened its doors on Monday 12th April along with brand new sister gym Compound Second Space two doors’ away. The independent, locally run fitness centres provide everything from open gym to personal training to sports massage – and have studio space available for instructors to rent, too.  They’re also the home of Nottingham Weightlifting Club. Co-owners Jules Abbott, Sam ‘Bobby’ Goulding and Max Abbott {pictured} are promising a COVID-safe environment…

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Guaranteed Mortgage Scheme Begins

Following Benwell Daykin’s previous RUDDINGTON.info article in March, detailing the extension to the Stamp Duty Holiday and Guaranteed Mortgage scheme, they are now pleased to expand on this. From the start of this month, the government has provided guarantees to UK lenders who offer mortgages to buyers, to secure a loan with a 5% deposit on a property of up to £600,000 before the 31st December 2022. The UK’s top five banks have announced their support of the initiative and many will roll out their offers and initiatives from the 19th…

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Guess How Many Eggs are in The Jar with Thomas James!

It’s almost Easter and Thomas James Estate Agents have something ‘egg-citing’ to share with you! Up to the Easter period, their Ruddington office at 20 High Street is displaying a jar of chocolate eggs in the window. If you (or your little people) are able to successfully guess how MANY eggs are in the jar, you can win the jar and all of its ‘eggsellent’ chocolatey contents! So when you’re next out and about in the village centre in the run up to Easter, pop by and see what you…

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Your Health & Fitness Needs Covered in Ruddington

A Ruddington based gym owner and nutrition coach is opening up spaces to villagers to enrol on her next 6 week nutrition programme, which aims to help people achieve their weight loss goals without resorting to crash diets. As well as being a co-owner of Compound Strength and Conditioning on Brookside Road, Jules Abbott is also owner of The Nutrition Plan. “The goal of The Nutrition Plan is to help as many people as possible to achieve their body composition and health goals in the most fun way possible, that…

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The Bottle Top’s Getting Bigger

Number 2 High Street has been at the heart of Ruddington since way back. When Glyn Thomas’s Greengrocers closed its doors in 2018, it sent a shockwave through the village and has been very much missed ever since. Having now been in residence there for almost two years, Alex and Anthony Preston, the owners of The Bottle Top, have some exciting news they hope you will love, and which will bring back the ‘essence’ of Number 2. The team at the new business have worked hard to bring something different…

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Virtual Showroom Tour with Kitchens By Mascari

“Well, it’s been a long old winter but – alongside the lengthening evenings – light is now glowing from the end of the tunnel!” writes Kitchens by Mascari director, Rob Mascari. “Whilst we’ve been unable to open the doors to our showroom as yet this year, that is set to change come April 12th when we can finally show our beautiful kitchen furniture to our eager clients. “Ahead of that, as Platinum Partners for Masterclass Kitchens we’d like to invite you inside (virtually speaking) the showroom at the factory where it…

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Stamp Duty Holiday Extended & Guaranteed Mortgage Scheme

Following the budget announcement on March 3rd, that the Chancellor extended the Stamp Duty Holiday, what does this mean for Ruddington residents? Well, the property purchase tax has been suspended on the first £500,000 on any property purchase, meaning you have the opportunity to save thousands of pounds if you complete your purchase before June 30th 2021. Nick Aston, senior valuer at Benwell Daykin Estate Agents on High Street, welcomes the extension: “This is great news for home buyers in the Ruddington area” he says. “With their savings on stamp duty,…

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