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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Have Your Home Properly Valued

Why should you have your home professionally valued? There are many circumstances for which this is absolutely essential, which will be discussed in this article. The most common reason for getting a valuation done is of course when you want to put your home on the market. But there are other reasons too – read…

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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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Record Number of Homes Sell Above Asking Price

Back in May 2020, after over one year of lockdowns, it was impossible to predict what would happen to the housing market after that period of time.     March 2020 – House Prices Stagnate The government ordered that the housing market be frozen, and property viewings and house moves were forbidden. This prompted a…

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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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House Prices and Rents Continue to Grow

Due to the ongoing lockdowns, the property market has been very slow so far this year. Sellers have been wary of taking a gamble with the risk that buyers may not be able to fulfil their contractual payment agreements due to loss of earnings. And buyers, too, are apprehensive, having lost their financial security –…

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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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