Category: Property Advice

New Year spike in demand for property

With the New Year peak in house hunting under way, the gap between the number of potential buyers looking for homes and the volume of property available for purchase is widening at pace.  

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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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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

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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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.

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Are the days of lengthy chains coming to an end?

Today approximately 33% of second hand houses are sold chain free, compared to only 10% ten years ago, with 2015 having the highest proportion year to date.    

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Keep up to date with new landlord regulations

With so many new laws in the buy to let business, it can be increasingly difficult for landlords to self-manage their portfolios and ensure that are up to date with current legislation.

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Ever thought about selling your home at Auction?

A property auction is a collective sale designed to provide a way of selling properties quickly and more easily than on the open market.        

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