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Student housemates

How to make choosing your student house easier

25 September 2017

No sooner than you’ve settled into your new university room, you’ll start thinking about where you want to spend the next year living. If you’re moving from halls to a house, this can be quite daunting, and there are still things to take into account if you’re already in rented...


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Houses for sale

4 tips for finding your first home

18 September 2017

Buying your first home and getting onto the property ladder is a big step in anyone’s life. When you’re ready to take that step, you’ll find that there are many stages to the process and lots to consider. We want to make it as easy as possible for you, so...


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Being a student in Chester

11 September 2017

Now that you’ve got your offer and you’ve got your grades, you’re well on your way to starting off your university career. Once you’ve moved in (check out our little list of things to make your transition easier), you’re going to want to get out and start enjoying life in...


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Moving into your new student home

04 September 2017

Whether you’re a new or returning student this year, moving into student halls or rented accommodation can be a little overwhelming. The move from home to halls is an adjustment while you get used to cleaning, cooking, and washing for yourself, and the move from halls to rented houses or...


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A guide to living in Upton

22 August 2017

What’s it like to live in Upton-by-Chester? Upton, or Upton-by-Chester, is a large suburb on the outskirts of Chester, boasting all of the comforts of country life while still being just a short walk from the city centre. The properties in this area tend to be predominantly semi-detached and detached...


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Parents Zone

16 August 2017

The Parent’s Guide to Student Accommodation in Chester. Having a child start university is a big moment in any parent’s life. With them leaving the family home to start a life in a new city, there’s plenty to consider and it’s only natural to worry, so we’ve compiled this guide...


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Matthews of Chester is 30

Matthews 30th Birthday Party

06 June 2017

Here at Matthew’s, we’ve just celebrated our 30th Birthday! Hosting a party for the big day at Oddfellows in Chester back in April, the event was a big success! With many of our clients, friends and employees coming together to join us in the celebrations, it cemented how pleased we...


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Matthews Chester Manifesto Commitments affecting Housing

How will the General Election affect Housing Supply, Home Ownership & Rental Market?

05 June 2017

With the General Election on the 8th June, Rebecca Matthew and Kevin O’Reilly represented Matthew’s of Chester at the Chester Business Club hustings event on 31 May 2017 at the Crowne Plaza. This event provided the opportunity mainstream party candidates to participate in a Q&A session as part of their...


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A Guide to Living in Hoole

16 May 2017

Hoole is an suburb in the east of Chester which was first mentioned in the Register of the Abbey of St, Werburgh in 1119. The name is believed to mean “at the hollows” (or hole) possibly referring to the “hollow way” formed in Roman times. The area consists mainly of...


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House share vs halls

16 February 2017

Deciding where to live while at university is big decision. If this will be the first time you’ve lived away from home then you may be wondering what to expect. Most students opt for university halls of residence in their first year. This makes sense particularly if you are moving...


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