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Take the headache out of Inheritance Tax and save £1000s

logoIt’s a difficult time when a loved one dies. Besides the emotional grief, added strain of organising a funeral, closing accounts and getting the deceased’s affairs in order, there is also a legal requirement for the executor to calculate the inheritance tax due on any assets left in a will. Many will choose to employ a solicitor to do this, but there is a cheaper alternative. Continue reading

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Former childhood home of Beatles guitarist George Harrison goes to auction!



Countrywide Property Auctions are delighted and honoured to once again be invited to offer at auction, another piece of Beatles history – 25 Upton Green was the childhood home of the youngest Beatle, George Harrison.  Continue reading

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Luckiest Lottery Towns in Britain

lottery-ballsEver wanted to increase your chance of a lottery win? Since the start of the National Lottery in 1994, over £40 billion pounds has been won across the UK. The National lottery, who operate via the Camelot Group have recently released a table highlighting the nation’s luckiest locations. Continue reading

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Your House on Minecraft!

If you are familiar with the popular video game Minecraft, you could be in for a treat. A map featuring the UK, made entirely of Minecraft blocks has had an upgrade. Continue reading

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How could making mortgage overpayments affect your credit rating?


For many with mortgages, interest rates remaining static lately has been rather helpful. Low interest rates have meant that the mortgage market has been very competitive, and for many on a long-term low tracker rate it’s been quite beneficial.

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Price of flats rise faster than any other property type in the last ten years


Flat prices have surged by an estimated 32% over the last 10 years according to fresh data from Halifax, as heightened demand from first time buyers and rapidly escalating property prices in London, the majority of which are flats or apartments, are thought to have extensively contributed the swelling in cost.

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Property Live price reductions

property-live logoProperty Live month is drawing to a close with the big finale – The Big Viewing Weekend, taking place on 27th and 28th September (this weekend). So if you’re looking to buy a property then this is an opportunity not to be missed. Continue reading

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Top tips to help you save on your energy bills

Cheaper gas and electricity - http://www.propertywide.co.uk/cheaper-gas-and-electricity/Although we’re led to believe that an ‘Indian summer’ may be in our sights for October (here’s hoping!) there’s no doubt that the early mornings are becoming fresher and the evenings are starting to cool down as the nights begin to draw in. The reality is the cooler weather that comes with the autumn and winter seasons will soon be upon us, which then comes that feeling of trepidation around our energy bills.

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