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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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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Near & Far Removals

Moving house can be stressful at the best of times – let alone with concerns about the Coronavirus added to the experience. However, a long established Ruddington based removals company promises to take care of everything for you – with safe, quality service at an affordable price. Near & Far Removals on Brookside Road is managed by husband and wife team Martyn and Elaine Langridge and has been helping to relocate homeowners and businesses across the East Midlands and the rest of the UK since 2003. The firm now has a…

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Freedom Dance & Performance

Did you know that Ruddington boasts its very own ‘Fame’ school?* The rather understated purple doorway leading into Number 7, Charles Street, may not seem quite as salubrious as the famous ‘High School of Performing Arts’ in New York City did back in the ’80s. But Ruddington’s ‘Freedom Dance & Performance’ has always aimed big – and consequently has found perhaps rather more than its fair share of ‘Fame’ along the way!? Principal Stacey Green is a fully qualified I.S.T.D teacher with years of experience both as a performer and choreographer. She launched ‘Freedom’ in…

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Brookside Autoservices

“Good quality work at competitive rates, not going over a quoted price, keeping customers well informed and getting jobs finished on schedule.” Those are the principles which have kept Brookside Auto Services doing brisk business in Ruddington for almost thirty years. Being a little hidden out of the way, round on Brookside Road, has meant that customer recommendations have always been important to their continuing success. Business partners Dave Pearson and John Dennis amalgamated their previous motor repair and servicing companies to create Brookside Auto Services in the early nineties.…

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