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  • Royal Wedding Good News for the Property Market!

    Published on 15th May 2018

    We British love a royal wedding! The unifying effect of such an event as this weekend’s, in which millions of people are interested (ok, not everyone of course) usually generates a feelgood factor that spreads throughout the economy. This wedding is no different and it comes at a time when the public is slightly jaded by Brexit confusion and needs a bit of a tonic.   May is historically…

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  • April 2018 Market - Comment

    Published on 24th April 2018

    Historically, the fresh green leaves on the trees and the warmth of the welcome spring sunshine herald a spring in the step for the property market. And this year seems no different, despite its wobbly start! The fundamentals are certainly there to support an optimistic outlook – inflation has fallen to a healthy 2.3% and unemployment is at its lowest for 40 years. The initial economic upset…

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  • March 2018 - Market Comment

    Published on 29th March 2018

    Just like the snow, the property market seems a little unsure as to what it’s doing, with the Office for National Statistics reporting a fall in UK property prices of 0.3% last month (0.5% in England), and property price growth slowing slightly from 5% to 4.9%. However, ONS and Land Registry figures are always out of date by at least a couple of months as they do not reflect current buyer activity,…

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  • February 2018 - Market Comment

    Published on 27th February 2018

    Winter may not be behind us yet, but, as far as the property market is concerned, spring is definitely in the air! The latest figures from Rightmove suggest a cautiously positive market. Of the relatively modest 1.5% annual increase in the price of new-to-market properties on the portal, 0.8% of this occurred last month! This is very much in line with our own observations of very buoyant start to…

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  • January 2018 - Market Comment

    Published on 30th January 2018

    Is the property market up or is down? This month, more than ever, the answer depends on who you speak to. For example, according to the Land Registry, a total of 850,281residential properties were sold during 2017, which is a clear 14.6% fall on 2016 (although still 30% up on the low-point of 2008). In respect of properties listed as flats, terraced, semi-detached or detached, London was hardest hit…

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  • Tips on how to be a Successful Landlord

    Published on 9th January 2018

    Being a Landlord comes with so many demands, there is a lot of information that you need to be aware of which can be confusing and daunting, especially if you are a first time landlord. But If you prepare your property and obtain the right kind of tenants, one of your most important assets will become a great investment. You may think that being a landlord is tough but if you follow our top tips,…

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  • December 2017 Market Comment

    Published on 21st December 2017

    2017 turned out to be a politically turbulent year, but a somewhat lacklustre one for the property market, once again demonstrating the resilience of the British when it comes to home ownership. Indeed, the latest report from LSL revealed that average house prices have seen a return to growth after several months of slowdown and the Land Registry reports that house prices are, on average, up 4.5%…

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  • How to keep your home safe this Christmas

    Published on 18th December 2017

    Christmas is a busy time of year, buying presents, spending time with the family and visiting christmas markets. But did you know that the holiday season can be a busy time for thieves? At this time of year, you are likely to keep valuable gifts at home unattended whilst partaking in the local festivities. This makes it even more important to keep your home safe. Here are our top tips to keep your…

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  • Market Comment – November 2017

    Published on 30th November 2017

      This November has seen both an increase in interest rates and the abolition of SDLT (Stamp Duty) for first time buyers up to £300,000. Certainly the nominal 0.25% interest rate increase is unlikely to cause most homebuyers a problem. However, this first rate rise in a decade might be regarded as a tipping point for further increases in the coming year and the market remains subdued. This…

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  • Budget Comment – SDLT removal is good news for sellers!

    Published on 23rd November 2017

    Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced the removal of SDLT (Stamp Duty) on all sales to first time buyers under £300,000 in his autumn statement. This is clearly great news for first time buyers, especially those paying the full £300,000, who pocket a tidy £5,000 towards their new home. More realistically, the saving made by the average first time buyer, who typically…

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Latest News

15
May

Royal Wedding Good News…

We British love a royal wedding! The unifying effect of such an event as this weekend’s, in which millions of people are interested…
24
Apr

April 2018 Market -…

Historically, the fresh green leaves on the trees and the warmth of the welcome spring sunshine herald a spring in the step for the…
29
Mar

March 2018 - Market…

Just like the snow, the property market seems a little unsure as to what it’s doing, with the Office for National Statistics…
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