Monthly Archives: December 2015

Will buying a second home incur the new, higher stamp duty?

The announcement in George Osborne’s Autumn statement regarding the higher rate of stamp duty land tax has left a few people confused and worried about what this means for them.

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Look after your home and your valuables this Christmas.

The festive season is here, we are all frantically getting ready to celebrate with our loved ones. There are some people who have very different intentions during this time.

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Posted by: Samantha Turner-Meyern Categories: Insurance, Property Advice, Uncategorized Tags: , , , Comments Off on Look after your home and your valuables this Christmas.

Savings boost for first time buyers

The new Help to Buy ISA is a government backed scheme available to first time buyers looking to save money for a deposit towards their first home.

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Posted by: Laura Ellis Categories: Buying, Buying Property, Finance, Latest News, Money Saving Tips, Property Advice, Property News, Savings, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Properties of the month

With the festivities in full swing for most, some of us are already thinking about the New Year ahead. If you are thinking of making a move next year why not take a look at our top picks for properties … Continue reading

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Posted by: Laura Ellis Categories: Buying, Estate Agents, For Sale, New Builds, Property Auctions, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , , Comments Off on Properties of the month

Big Yellow storage discounts available to all Countrywide customers!

Completed on your house sale but your new home is not available to move straight into? Not enough room for all your belongings? Or simply want to make more space in your life?

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Donate a gift that’s really needed this Christmas

This Christmas we are proudly supporting UK poverty charity, The Trussell Trust. Their aim is to provide much needed personal care items to people in crisis.

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Don’t take a gamble with your greatest asset

Getting a property survey could save you £1000s Whether you’re buying your first home, or your moving up the property ladder, ensuring the property you are purchasing is in good condition before you take the plunge is vital.

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Buy to let homes face higher stamp duty

The chancellor has announced that people buying second homes will have to pay a higher rate of stamp duty. From April 2016 an extra 3% surcharge will be added to each stamp duty band.

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Posted by: Samantha Turner-Meyern Categories: Buying, Buying Property, House Prices, Latest News, Letting, Property Advice, Property Market, Property News, Uncategorized Tags: , , , Comments Off on Buy to let homes face higher stamp duty