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Enterprise appointment

Enterprise Group has promoted Mark Lovelock to director of corporate accounts.

Lovelock has been with the firm for four years, first as regional business development manager and then as head of corporate accounts.

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Cooling off on sunshine deals

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House prices are higher in spa towns

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Would you be prepared to take out a 57-year mortgage?

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Can you put a hat on?

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