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  • Things to do in Malvern

    Published on 20th November 2018

    Situated in the south west of Worcestershire, Malvern is a beautiful town with a population of nearly 30,000 people. With the famous Malvern Hills overlooking this quaint English town, you can experience the true beauty of the English countryside here in Malvern. Looking for more information about our Malvern office? Read more about us here . Alternatively, check our our latest properties for sale…

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  • “Will the Internet Replace Estate Agents?”

    Published on 5th November 2018

    There can be nothing better suited to the internet than property, and hits to property websites far outnumber those of any other industry. The ability to be able to search in the comfort of your own home, usually without having to provide any personal details, is certainly attractive and has transformed the way the public begins to look for their new home.   So will the internet replace traditional…

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  • Housing Minister signals the end to poor leasehold practices

    Published on 16th October 2018

    Yesterday, James Brokenshire announced Government plan to consult on improving the leasehold sector, and bring an end to poor leasehold practices for homebuyers once and for all. The consultation, which launched today, proposes the majority of new houses be sold as freehold, with annual ground rents on new-build leasehold properties to be capped at just £10 – ending unscrupulous…

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  • Award winning sales & letting agents Shelton & Lines opens brand new Malvern office

    Published on 28th August 2018

    Having listened to feedback from clients, Shelton & Lines has opened a brand-new office in Malvern town centre. Doors opened at the end of July 2018, meaning the team’s specialist knowledge of selling and renting property in Worcestershire is now available to those looking to buy and rent property in the Malvern area. property for sale malvern > property to rent malvern > Located on…

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  • Interest Rate Rise Aug 2018 - Market Comment

    Published on 3rd August 2018

    The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has just announced a rise in the Bank of England base rate of 0.25% - only the second increase increase in over a decade. Whilst the 0.75% base rate is now the highest it has been since 2009, it is still historically low when many still remember the levels of the late 1980’s when a mortgage rate of 15% was the norm! The latest increase is…

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  • August 2018 - Market Comment

    Published on 30th July 2018

    The heat is on! Or rather, it has been for the past few months of the glorious summer we have been enjoying. But is the heat on, or off the property market? Here at Shelton & Lines estate agents we have seen consistently strong sales over the summer, although the national picture seems confused. It all depends who you speak to! For example, according to the government’s official house price…

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  • July 2018 Market Comment

    Published on 29th June 2018

    The national housing market paints a picture of the “summer doldrums” with mortgage approvals for house purchases at their lowest this year and 23.3% below their long-term average. The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has also been advised that, by the end of the year, house prices will have risen by just 2%, which would be well below inflation and its slowest pace for…

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  • Football..!

    Published on 14th June 2018

    The British can usually be relied upon to be passionate about two conversational topics, football and property. So let’s combine the two and see what effect the World Cup tournament is likely to have on the property market, and how will we, as estate agents, respond to this?   The market itself is has been subject to lower volumes this year, frequently now being referred to as “The…

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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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