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Feb
6th

NEW LAND TRANSACTION TAX

In Wales only, the Welsh Government have specified the following, which will come into effect on the 1 April 2018. This will replace Stamp Duty. If you are buying up to £180,000, there will be no tax, Between £180,000 and … Continue reading

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Feb
5th

2018 IS LOOKING GOOD

Properties are coming onto the market in numbers and increasing interest is being shown by potential buyers. Buying and selling is a complex matter, often with as many problems in the chain leading up to the sale of your property, … Continue reading

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Jan
3rd

There is more to being an Estate Agent, than some might imply

The work done by a real Estate Agent has been devalued by some of the Internet based agents, suggesting there is nothing to it and therefore you might as well go for the cheapest. However, it is worth noting that … Continue reading

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Dec
12th

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

You are now able to enquire about properties and arrange viewings and valuations of your own property, at any time, night or day, using our ‘chat-line’ at times that suit you, not just during office hours. Also, to serve you, … Continue reading

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Dec
4th

SHOULD I WAIT TO MARKET MY PROPERTY IN JANUARY?

Is this strictly true? Yes, in one respect, enquiry levels start to rise sharply in numbers from Boxing Day, but so do a flood of properties coming onto the market. Why not take advantage of the shortage of properties available … Continue reading

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Nov
27th

THE MARKET GOES QUIET OVER CHRISTMAS?

This myth is laid to rest by Rightmove’s statistics, which show that enquiry levels start to rise rapidly the day after Boxing Day and that January to March are the busiest months, having 26% more enquiries than October to December. … Continue reading

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Nov
13th

WALES BUCKS THE TREND

The RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) survey has shown that nationally the market is showing a flat or negative trend in activity, particularly in London and the South East. However, North West England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are … Continue reading

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Nov
2nd

Base Rate UP – how will it affect the housing market?

The Bank of England has raised the base rate from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent. The Bank’s monetary policy committee was split seven to two. Mortgage lenders are now expected to follow suit with small increases to their … Continue reading

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Nov
1st

IS RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY STILL A GOOD INVESTMENT?

Despite all rumours and concerns, the coming Brexit has had little or no effect on the housing market. Life will go on and needs to move are as they have always been. For work, to be nearer family, to down … Continue reading

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Oct
31st

THE RESIDENTIAL MARKET IS HOLDING UP WELL

There is strong interest in attractive properties, where we are not infrequently receiving offers in excess of asking prices. Very recently we received 9 offers on the same house. Obviously in these circumstances, matters have to be sensitively handled, to … Continue reading

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