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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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  • Top things to do in Worcester

    Published on 10th November 2017

    Worcester is a great place to live, situated in the West Midlands of England, Worcestershire provides excellent accessibility and communication links throughout the rest of the country. With its historical significance and its famous Worcestershire Sauce, Worcester has plenty to see and do. Worcester Cathedral Built between 1084 and 1504 Worcester Cathedral is a magnificent piece of English architecture.…

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  • Interest Rate Rise - Market Comment

    Published on 2nd November 2017

    The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has just announced a rise in the Bank of England base rate of 0.25% - the first increase in over a decade. The base rate is the figure on which mortgage rates in particular are based and a whole generation of aspiring homeowners will be wondering what to make of it. Well panic not – although the base rate has effectively doubled, 0.25% remains…

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  • Market Comment – October 2017

    Published on 20th October 2017

    There is a very different vibe to the property market from last month, with a number of reports suggesting that the market is rapidly changing from being a sellers’ market to what is starting to look a lot like the beginning of a buyers’ market in some areas (although nobody has told our office yet…shhh!) The latest survey by the RICS reports a 20% increase in the number of their…

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  • Market Comment – September 2017

    Published on 27th September 2017

      The market is stirring. The holidays are now becoming a distant memory, schools are back and anyone who intends to move in time for the New Year is beginning to think about doing so. Although nationally activity levels remain unexciting, and, as a consequence, prices are remaining high, there is an indication that this could be about to change, led as ever from London, where, according to Savills,…

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Jan

January 2018 - Market…

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…
09
Jan

Tips on how to be a…

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…
21
Dec

December 2017 Market…

2017 turned out to be a politically turbulent year, but a somewhat lacklustre one for the property market, once again demonstrating…
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