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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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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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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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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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 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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A little bit of a sensitive subject if ever there was one. The case of Mrs Ilott has finally been decided by the supreme court leaving the estranged daughter with around 10% of the inheritance. Link here to the BBC article.  It seems that children can only be excluded from wills as far as is…

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01 March 2017 – We are looking for a sales negotiator to join our Colne office team. Hours 09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday and Alternate Saturday mornings. Ideal candidates will have a good knowledge of the local area and a positive enthusiastic attitude. Please email CV’s and or covering letters to Colne@cs-b.co.uk.

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Ambiguous 104 page government report droning on about the house market neatly summarised by zoopla. Good news! They’re thinking about it. And there’s a regulator and more control for tenants. Interesting is the lifetime isa with a 25 percent bonus. Just don’t ask how you will get your money out again. They give with one hand…

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