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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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Is moving abroad all it's cracked up to be?

Is moving abroad all it’s cracked up to be?

The colder weather, shorter days and depressingly high house prices have many of us dreaming of foreign shores at this time of year.If that’s you, you aren’t alone. Over 70%* of Brits would move abroad if they were given the opportunity, a House Buy Fast survey has revealed.The destinations of A...

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Want to sell your house fast? THIS is the room you need to spend money on

Want to sell your house fast? THIS is the room you need to spend money on

You need to sell your property quickly, but it’s a bit tired. You know you need to update it to attract the best price, but with limited time and money, where do you focus your efforts?According to numerous surveys, the kitchen and bathroom are the two rooms that can make or break a property...

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Ways to Make a Rental Your Own Without Losing Your Deposit

Ways to Make a Rental Your Own Without Losing Your Deposit

Heard the horror stories about landlords unreasonably withholding a deposit at the end of a tenancy? Unfortunately in spite of the various protection schemes for tenants, it is still common for, shall we say more ‘creative’ landlords to hold back some of the deposit against semi-legitimate b...

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Stop! Before You Sell, Read This

Stop! Before You Sell, Read This

Despite what you might hear about the property market slowing down and buyers disappearing from the face of the earth, there are in fact still many people who want to buy property in every area of the UK. Unfortunately there are also many people out there who want to buy but for whatever...

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How To Sell Your House Online And Save Money

How To Sell Your House Online And Save Money

If you are selling your property then this article will help you understand: How to increase the number of potential buyers your property is marketed to How you can potentially sell your property without having to pay any estate agency fees Common mistakes to avoid and how...

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Estate Agent Contracts - What To Watch For

Estate Agent Contracts - What To Watch For

This article will help you understand: How Estate Agent contracts work What to watch for and; How to negotiate for a better deal Estate Agents are salespeople keen to get your house on the market. In times gone by, agents woul...

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The Top 4 Causes of Damp Problems in Houses

Top 4 Causes of Damp Problems in Houses and How to Treat It

Damp in houses is one of the most common problems we come across, one of the most serious risks to an owners health and yet is usually very easy to rectify. The first thing to do is to establish what is causing it. Use the list below to establish where it's coming from and what you can...

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What Does Under Offer or Sold STC Mean?

What Does Under Offer or Sold STC Mean?

Jonathan Rolande talks about what an estate agent means when they say a property is under offer or sold subject to contact (STC). This question was emailed in. What does under offer mean on an estate agents board? (or what is the meaning of sold subject to contract?) What Does Un...

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What Does the Term Chain or No Upward Chain Mean?

What Does Chain or No Upward Chain Mean?

This question is from Zoopla user kclarke64015 about property chains and what they are and mean. If you have any further questions, ask in the comments below and we'll get back to you. What does the term chain or no upward chain mean? What Does Chain or No Upwa...

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