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Savings boost for first time buyers

helptobuy-isaThe 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

POM Cover decemberWith 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 of the month and get inspired.

 

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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!

Big Yellow Self StorageBig Yellow Self Storagebig yellow storageCompleted 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

trussells-mpu-250x300This 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. Continue reading

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Uncategorized Comments Off on Donate a gift that’s really needed this Christmas

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. Continue reading

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Uncategorized Comments Off on Don’t take a gamble with your greatest asset

Buy to let homes face higher stamp duty

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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 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

Osborne’s Autumn Statement

Big Ben in London, United Kingdom

In today’s Autumn statement Chancellor George Osborne has revealed plans to double the housing budget to £2billion in order to fund the build of 400,000 affordable homes by 2020.

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Posted by: Laura Ellis Categories: Economy, House Prices, Latest News, Property News, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , Comments Off on Osborne’s Autumn Statement

Landlords: Beware of winter rental voids

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that homes which are left empty for a considerable period of time are generally at higher risk than those that are occupied. Continue reading

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Landlords Advice, Letting, Letting Agents, Uncategorized Tags: , , , Comments Off on Landlords: Beware of winter rental voids