The Otley property market is hot and this Georgian home has turned up the heat

Homes are selling like hot cakes in Otley as it gives Ilkley a run for its money

Friday, 18th September 2020, 10:28 pm

The East wing at Ashfield Park

There is an extensive list of great selling points for Ashfield Park, an elegant Georgian country house in gorgeous grounds and one of Otley’s most impressive historic buildings.

Perhaps the best is that TV producer Vanessa Thornton has chosen to live in three different homes there, rightsizing into them over the last 18 years as she couldn’t bear to leave the property.

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“I started in the North wing, then I moved to an apartment and then to the East wing. I love it here. It has two and a half acres of grounds and all the benefits of rural living but it’s a mile and

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World Trade Organization Rules US China Tariffs Illegal, Recognized Chinese Intellectual Property Theft

KEY POINTS

  • The U.S. imposed $400 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods between March 2018 and September 2019
  • The tariffs were imposed in retaliation for the theft of intellectual property by Chinese concerns
  • The WTO ruling recognized the validity of the allegations against China but said the U.S. should have sought dispute resolution first

The World Trade Organization ruled Tuesday the $400 billion in U.S. tariffs imposed on some Chinese goods since 2018 violated international rules, but the investigative panel did not propose any remedy.

WTO said it did not dispute U.S. allegations of intellectual property theft by China but said the Trump administration had failed to meet the “burden of demonstrating that the measures [taken] are provisionally justified” by WTO rules.

The ruling has no practical effect, especially since the administration can file an appeal within 60 days, which will keep the issue tied up because the WTO appellate

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Lewis Capaldi pays £1.6million for lavish five bedroom property with its very own island

Lewis Capaldi has dug deep for a stunning first home complete with its very own island, but it’s still just a stone’s throw from his beloved mum and dad.

The Scottish singer, 23, paid a reported £1.6million for the sprawling five-bedroom property in August as he prepares to finally move out of his parents’ house.

But homesickness won’t be an issue, with his new purchase based just 30-miles from the Capaldi family home in Bathgate, West Lothian. 

Lovely: Lewis Capaldi has paid a reported £1.6million for a stunning first home, complete with its very own summer house and private island (pictured)

Lovely: Lewis Capaldi has paid a reported £1.6million for a stunning first home, complete with its very own summer house and private island (pictured)

Splashing out: Lewis has dug deep for a stunning first home, but it’s still just a stone’s throw from his beloved mum and dad

Splashing out: Lewis has dug deep for a stunning first home, but it’s still just a stone’s throw from his beloved mum and dad

In terms of design however, it’s a fair cry from his comparatively modest upbringing, with plenty of interior and exterior space for the singer to

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My marriage is in crisis and I’m wondering who has more rights on the property | Money

Q I would like to know who has more rights to the property that both my wife and I still occupy but may not for much longer as we are going through a crisis in our marriage.

Back in the 1980s I took out an endowment mortgage and paid for all the premiums for the endowment policy and all the mortgage interest payments. A number of years later, I got a joint mortgage with my wife but again paid for the whole of the mortgage.

The mortgage is now paid off with a combination of the monthly mortgage payments, the proceeds from the endowment policy on maturity and an early retirement pension.

The marriage is under extreme pressure at the moment. All the kids are grown up and only one of the three remains at home. Should the marriage fail there may well be a messy business of who owns

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Walk-out lower level enhances ranch’s living space

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a large green field in front of a house with Little White House in the background: The ranch with about 4,570 sq. ft. of living space has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms on the main level while the finished lower level has a theater room, recreation room, a multipurpose room which could be a fourth bedroom, a full bathroom and a hobby room. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY KATHY TYLER


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The ranch with about 4,570 sq. ft. of living space has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms on the main level while the finished lower level has a theater room, recreation room, a multipurpose room which could be a fourth bedroom, a full bathroom and a hobby room. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY KATHY TYLER

3829 SABLE RIDGE DRIVE, BELLBROOK

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Hidden from view is a full, walk-out lower level of this brick ranch located in the Sable Ridge neighborhood of Bellbrook. The finished lower level nearly doubles the living space and offers flexible floor plan options.

Listed for $429,900 by Keller Williams Advantage Real Estate, the ranch at 3829 Sable Ridge Drive has about 4,570 square feet of living space including the lower level. The property has a wooded back yard with a creek, and the side-entry garage has a slightly elevated

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Property law: Does our daughter’s boyfriend have a claim to our house?

During lockdown, my daughter and her long-term boyfriend moved into our house. While they were here, her boyfriend spent money refurbishing their bedroom and en-suite bathroom. He also contributed to utilities bills and helped out with the mortgage payments.

I’m worried he may have a financial claim to the property, which he might try and exercise should he and my daughter split up. What can we do?

While it is possible that your daughter’s boyfriend may file a claim to the property, the chances of this seem fairly remote. As it stands, he has made a financial contribution. Unless you agreed otherwise, it does not necessarily follow that he now owns part of the house. Were there any discussions about this while he was living with you?

There was no explicit written agreement, but my wife has said on several occasions that the house would be theirs one day —

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Open the borders, end the lockdown

“Victoria is the only state which I think justifiably is cut off from the rest of Australia at this stage but I don’t feel that there’s any reason for any other state to have those borders,” she said.

The Queensland border closure is a particular worry for Accor hotels boss Simon McGrath, who has called on the Queensland government to announce a hard border reopening date to save the summer holiday season, prevent hotel closures and the loss of billions of dollars in tourism revenue.

Accor, which operates 100 hotels in the state, predicts that over 70 per cent of Queensland’s 30,000 hotel rooms could sit unoccupied through the coming summer months if the border uncertainty continues, which could lead to business closures for the first six months of 2021.

Mr McGrath said this was not just bad news for the hotel business, but also would have a knock-on effect

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Two Australian men charged after meth found in imported packages

Two Australian men from different states have been charged over their alleged involvement in importing methamphetamine into the country.

A 28-year-old Queensland man and a 37-year-old West Australian man were each charged with drug related offences — including possession and attempted possession — after Australian Border Force (ABF) officers intercepted packages from Malaysia.

The air cargo, described as flat pack shoe racks and shelves, first arrived into Perth on July 26 where drug detector dogs reacted to the package.

The ‘gap filler’ like material spilt out the ends of some shelve legs and later tested positive to meth, weighing about 2kg.

The package was addressed to a property in Bunbury.

A second package arrived four days later, this time addressed to a Perth residence, where another 2kg of meth was found inside furniture legs.

On July 31, the third package arrived in Brisbane where about 1.8kg of meth was found

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International Contemporary Furniture Fair Brand Spotlight on Frsch

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ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ –Geometry, “functional and beautiful,” as co-founder Slavka Younger puts it, is at the heart of Frsch’s designs, whether it’s Hive’s hexagonal honeycomb layout, the raised, textural Wedge block, the echo-alleviating Brik wall, or the tapered, human eye-shaped Teardrop. Had the Arlington, Texas-based acoustics and furniture company headed to ICFF this year as planned pre-pandemic, a slew of showcased products would have reflected that sensibility.

Consider the wall and lighting system Gear, featuring a geological pattern reminiscent of volcanic basalt formations that is inspired by the teeth of industrial gears meshing together. There is also the Cubism acoustical wall series, flaunting tiles with three-dimensional depth that call to mind the sharp creases of origami, as well as Wafl Bafl acoustical lighting, starring 45-degree slanted fins resembling waffle fries that playfully break up a right-angle ceiling grid.

Frsch was established

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This is what a recession in a pandemic looks like: Staying in, drinking, buying furniture | The Canberra Times

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If a picture paints a thousand words, how many statistics paint a picture? Wednesday’s National Accounts tell the story of the worst set of Australian figures since records started in 1959. While the same records weren’t kept during the Great Depression, it’s believed Australia’s economy dropped 10 per cent in that crash – meaning this year’s 6.3 per cent annual drop is the worst since then. And while the Australian economy has seen recessions since, this set of numbers looks different to those in the past. First, there’s how steep the drop in gross domestic product was. In other downturns the retraction took place over months or years, not a 7 per cent drop in one quarter. Over the previous quarter the economy contracted by 0.3 per cent, meaning Australia experienced the two quarters of negative growth required to be in a technical recession. “As you can

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