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Bastion’s Guests Meet the Terriers

Bastion Estates were proud to sponsor the Heritage Suite at Tuesday night’s game Huddersfield Town v Wigan Athletic. Simon, Jane and Guy welcomed guests from local estate agencies, property companies, developers, solicitors and even a representative from a Hong Kong based property company who happened to be in the UK and happens to be a huge football fan. A good time was had by all with visits from players, directors, commercial staff and the voted man of the match. Big thanks to Huddersfield Town’s Commercial team for their kind hospitality.

Sykes IT

New Website

With a fresh new clean crisp look the new Bastion Estates website is about to be launched. Continuing along from the success of the old Bastion website the change in visual trends, imagery and new services have been further enhanced. As ever Sykes IT have been inventive, enthusiastic and patient with the ever changing criteria.

York Races

Guy & Jane were guests of Big Property Sale’s annual event at York Races. Fellow guests included representatives from Taylor Wimpey Homes, Morris Homes, Strata Homes, Ben Bailey Homes, Ramsdens Solicitors, Shepherd Homes, Simon Blyth Estate Agency and many more.

Richard and his team from Big Property Sale were generous hosts but sadly picking a winner was a challenge too big!

Charlie’s Purple Ball

Guy was guest of Ramsdens Solicitors at the recent Charlie’s Purple Ball. The event was to celebrate the life of Charlie White and to raise money and awareness for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Not only was the evening a great success for the charity but an enjoyable night was had by all though there were some sore heads the day after!

Fellow table guests included representatives from Simon Blyth Estate Agency, Law Firm Services, Bramleys Estate Agents and more.

House Price Index MAY 2014

Interesting Office for National Statistics again.

UK house prices increased by 10.5% in the year to May 2014, up from 9.9% in the year to April 2014.

House price annual inflation was 11.0% in England, 6.5% in Wales, 3.6% in Scotland and -0.7% in Northern Ireland.

House prices are increasing strongly across most parts of the UK, with prices in London again showing the highest growth.

Annual house price increases in England were driven by a record annual increase in London of 20.1% and to a lesser extent increases in the South East (9.6%) and the East (8.6%).

Excluding London and the South East, UK house prices increased by 6.4% in the 12 months to May 2014.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, average house prices increased by 0.8% between April and May 2014.

In May 2014, prices paid by first-time buyers were 11.3% higher on average than in May 2013. For owner-occupiers (existing owners), prices increased by 10.1% for the same period.