The 2021/2022 Benefits of Property Investment in The North

According to buy-to-let lender Fleet Mortgages, data showed that rental yields in the first quarter of 2021 were highest in the North comparatively to London which was at 5 percent next to 9.1 percent and 7.8 percent in the North East and the North West respectively. Since the government’s pledge to level up and to…

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Buy to Let: Expanding & Creating Your Landlord Property Portfolio

Whether you’re a first-time investor wanting to create your own landlord portfolio or if you’re looking to expand upon your existing property investments, having the right knowledge at the right time is a priceless addition in making the best decision for you and your return. We’ve put together some tips on what to consider and…

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8 Key Questions to Ask When Buying A Property

With property purchases not only pushing up in price, many wanting to buy a home are doing so at great pace and often after only one initial viewing. With pressure high and time short it’s imperative to ensure you ask relevant questions that reveal vital answers to positively impact your buying decision. Housing stock may…

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The Phased End and Impact of The Stamp Duty Holiday

With national house prices rising by 83% in May and up from 76% in April we’ve seen an upward curve in property prices which has been intensified by the stamp duty holiday. The market growth trend makes it a great time not just for enthusiastic prospective buyers but for those homeowners looking to sell their…

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Navigating the Landscape: 10 Top Tips for Homebuyers in 2021

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a first-time buyer or have bought and sold a property several times over – the home buying process can always appear daunting and can feel like the landscape is constantly shifting. We’re here as an experienced agent with over 30 years of industry know-how to guide you through every step…

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Estate Agency 101: Your Property Valuation Questions Answered

A property valuation by our team of reputable and experienced agents can give you an accurate gauge as to the market value of your home and what price bracket it should be placed within. Knowing when to get a valuation and what is considered as a homeowner can help you to make an informed decision…

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CSB: Under New Management and Ownership

Expertly finding your home We are very happy to announce to you, that the same great service-led estate agency team and years of industry experience that you’ve come to know us for remains the same but we’ve also made some big changes in the ownership and management of Clifford Smith and Buchanan (CSB). Plus, behind…

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Budget 2021 Revealed: Big Impact to Homeowners and Buyers

The Budget tax measures have now been outlined by Chancellor Rishi Sunak which included announcements of big impact for the property sector. We’ve seen the stamp duty holiday is due to be extended and 95% government-guaranteed mortgages are coming from April, for 18 months. Below we’ve detailed exactly what this means to you as a…

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Viewing and buying a house during lockdown

Viewing a house during the pandemic has meant that homeowners and buyers have needed to adapt to meet government and safety parameters and as an estate agent, we understand that this is an exciting but sometimes overwhelming process without the added pressure of COVID-19. So, we decided to compile an article that addresses some of…

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