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How Autumn Affects the Property Market

How Autumn Affects the Property Market

Autumn officially starts on Sunday 23rd September this year and is the season of falling leaves, conkers, hot drinks and Bonfire Night. It's also the time of year after the summer holidays and the children returning to school that thoughts turn to our homes and DIY projects or moving. Christmas is t...

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Attic and cellar may make this a seller

Attic and cellar may make this a seller

Scarborough, known as the original seaside resort has been packing them in for over 400 years – long before its rivals were made popular by wealthy Georgians in the 1800’s.The town with its historic castle dates back 2500 years and so this pretty mid-Victorian town house seems thoroughly modern...

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How to Choose an Online Estate Agent

How to Choose an Online Estate Agent

What’s your first port of call when looking to buy a new house? If you’re like most people, you’ll have said an online property portal such as Rightmove or Zoopla.And that’s exactly why many homeowners now look towards online estate agents when it comes to selling up. Of course, it also help...

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Where Would You Live - Coast or Countryside

Where Would You Live - Coast or Countryside?

If you are given a choice between the cool sea breeze and the fresh air of countryside, what will you choose?Both are equally refreshing and time spent on a beach or in the countryside is any day better for your overall health than living in the hustle bustle of a city. Experts say that even a visit...

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Stamp Duty Rates and the Impact on the Market

Stamp Duty Rates and the Impact on the Market

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) applies to both residential and commercial properties. The successive governments over the years have revised the system of SDLT many times, from adding bands to the increase in the applicable rates. Apart from this, these taxes are also influenced by inflation. These chan...

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The evolution of property

The evolution of property

“If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization.” - Ludwig von MisesOver the last two centuries, Britain has gone through enormous changes in society, culture, politics, and technology and these changes had their effect on the housi...

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Buy to let - Is the market really dead?

Buy to Let - Is the Market Really Dead?

Buy-to-let has traditionally been a very good investment for property buyers. Along with the rent earned, the property price also appreciates and generates amazing ROI for investors. However, some policy changes along with the broader market sentiment is spoiling the party and pushing the growth cur...

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5 ways to make your home more secure

5 ways to make your home more secure

Help yourself or they will help themselves!With burglary sadly being a part of modern life, security should be the upmost priority. However, sometimes we tend to ignore the importance of security and that is when the problem begins.Here we have listed some ways to make your home saferTo keep your ho...

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Just why is Brighton so popular with buyers?

Just Why Is Brighton so Popular with Buyers?

Brighton, East Sussex. Regency getaway and still a place to disappear into the crowds for rat race leavers, dirty weekenders and those who don’t feel they can be themselves anywhere else. Brighton has been a top destination for thrill seekers and property seekers for 200 years and when you look at...

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Why stamp duty is the fairest tax of them all

Why stamp duty is the fairest tax of them all

If the leaks are to be believed, it seems that today will see more tinkering with stamp duty in the Budget due this afternoon.The only problem is that it looks likely that the tax will be waived, at least in part for first time buyers with other rumours rife that investors may get a partial reprieve...

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