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26/05/16 - Switching mortgage deals in seven days?

The government are considering plans to offer homeowners the option to switch their mortgage supplier within a week, it currently can take up to three months to transfer to a new provider.

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19/05/16 - Landlords Flood the Rental Market

The announcement to increase Stamp Duty earlier this year, saw a surge of landlords investing in properties, to try and beat the 3% surcharge deadline. As a result, research suggests the rental market has been flooded, providing tenants with an abundance of properties which is also highlighted by data derived from Rightmove, showing an 11.5% rise in rental properties listed in April.

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12/05/16 - Mortgage Age Limit Rising To 80+

Nationwide has announced the age limit for people paying off mortgages will rise by 10 years to 85 and will be in force from July. This move comes as Halifax increases its age limit for mortgages from 75 to 80 from Monday.

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05/05/16 - Retirement housing sector remains overlooked

It has been reported that nearly 23% of the population is currently aged over 60 and the forecast over the next 20 years suggests this figure is set to increase to 29%, raising the current median age from 40 to nearly 43.

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28/04/16 - UK House Price Growth Slows in April

According to Nationwide Building Society, UK house price growth slowed in April following the surge of buying in March.

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21/04/16 - Ashtons scoop silver, not once…. but twice at the ESTAS Awards 2016

On Friday 15th April 2016, the 13th ESTAS Awards took place at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London and was hosted by TV property expert Phil Spencer.

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14/04/16 - Government Announce Surprise Change on ‘Granny Flat’ Tax Rules

The government has made a surprise announcement to change the tax rules for anyone buying a house that includes a “granny flat” or annex.

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07/04/16 - Growth in construction of new homes at its lowest in three years

According to a recent survey published this week, indications suggest the growth in construction of new homes in the UK has hit it's lowest level in three years in March.

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30/03/16 - Buy to let landlords should face new affordability test, Bank says

BBC Business News Website reports "Buy to let landlords should face new limits on the amount they can borrow, the Bank of England has proposed.

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24/03/16 - St. Albans "Tiny but perfectly formed cathedral city"

The latest research indicates house prices in Brighton and Hove have soared to nearly 500% over the past two decades. Average prices have seen a jump from £50,000 in 1995 to £295,000 in 2015, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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May
25
2016

David Mitchell

Pleasure to deal with Joanne and Steve. Really impressed with level of personal attention and care.

May
13
2016

Graham & Caroline Andrews

Very happy with everyone we dealt with; We would like to particularly single out Nick Franklin, who was outstanding. We also appreciated Kevin Wormald's guidance...

May
03
2016

Lucy Hemingway & James Martin

Very knowledgeable on market/area. Tracie was absolutely fantastic, helpful, patient and always kept us abreast of progress. We felt confident in Nick's ability to negotiate...

Apr
23
2016

Maria Yanev

Very good service, sound knowledge and professionalism.

Apr
20
2016

St Albans Resident

Since letting our property with yourselves, I have been very impressed with the service that you provide - I have peace of mind about the...

Apr
18
2016

Dean Mason

We cannot fault Chris Gardner - Really friendly, genuine, helpful and professional - Thank you!

Apr
15
2016

Colin Mackrill

Hi John and the team

Now the sale has gone through and been completed I have reflected on the transaction and just wanted to let...

Apr
14
2016

C Taylor & S A Degroot

Friendly, helpful team; very professional.

Apr
08
2016

Ella Dickson

Special mention to Steve who went above and beyond when we were selling our house suddenly (and quickly!) and to Joanne who has been very...

Apr
05
2016

Mia Cooper & Stuart Chittenden

Ashtons Redbourn truly are the best estate agent team I have had the pleasure of selling property with and we can't thank you enough for...

Apr
02
2016

A Larcombe

JP, David, Neil and Joe all advised, supported and were incredibly active on my behalf throughout the sale. A fantastic team.

Mar
29
2016

Lisa Wetherall

Great communication throughout and I was kept in the loop at all times. As a customer, I felt that Sally & Nicky were 10 out...


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