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What Will Cheltenham’s Homes Look Like in 2030?

In this two-minute read, we gaze into our crystal ball while doing a quick Google search, to see what homes in 2030 might look like, work like and contain.

Back in 1989 the BBC technology show Tomorrow’s World looked at what the average UK home of 2020 would look like.

Its predictions were hit and miss, but they did forecast technology would play a huge part in how we lived.

They said we’d be able to control our lighting, music and heating by voice commands (Alexa, Google Assistant, etc.). That our homes would be more energy efficient (we’re getting there) and that our windows would be able to turn into TV screens at the flick of a switch (not just yet).

And as we ease into the new decade, people who look ahead to see how technology will shape our lives (they’re called futurists), have been making some predictions of their own for the homes of 2030.

In this 90-second read, we reveal why there’s a lot more happening in January than new diets, broken resolutions and returning to normality.

 “Nothing happens in January, does it?”

It’s a question we hear a lot from homeowners in Cheltenham who are thinking of selling but considering putting things off until spring.

While that statement might be true about the number of events on people’s social calendars, it doesn’t apply to the property market because there’s plenty of activity happening.

The truth is January sees five out of the ten busiest property searching days on the internet, according to the portal Rightmove.

The five dates when new home seeking souls hit the web in huge numbers are:

  • 13th January
  • 21st January
  • 27th January
  • 2nd January
  • 12th January

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Plan for a Plastic Free Christmas

Plastic is something that is at the top of any sustainable Santa’s naughty list.

There’s no getting away from the fact that we will all use plastic at some point in the run-up to and during the festive period. That’s just modern life. But there’s also no getting away from the need to reduce the amount we use.

Research shows that our plastic consumption soars at Christmas – with a lot of it destined for landfill sites and not recycling centres.

We can all do our bit to tackle this. Here are five simple and super ways to ditch the festive plastic and help the Planet feel a little more fantastic.

Why the Big Boxing Day Bounce is Great News for Home Sellers

Picture the scene - it’s the day after the night before… Boxing Day!

The presents are all open, the wrapping all recycled, visitors entertained and time for a bit of festive telly. Or is it?

December 26 is traditionally a time when people relax and breathe a little easier knowing that Christmas Day has passed.

And while people would often use the day off as chance to lounge around watching Only Fools and Horses repeats or the original Wizard of Oz for the 48th time, the digital age sees us doing something different.

A lot of people will be sitting on their sofas, spending their downtime searching for things on their smartphones and tablets and according to statistics from property portal Rightmove more than 25million pages featuring homes were visited on their site during last year’s Boxing Day.

In 2018 Rightmove saw an increase in page views on their site of over 230% between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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