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01/12/16 - House Price Inflation Slows to a 10-Month Low

According to Nationwide, the annual rate of house price growth fell to a 10-month low in November, dipping to 4.4% from 4.6% in the same month, last year.

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24/11/16 - Autumn Statement: Banning Upfront Fees Imposed by Lettings Agents

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond delivered the much-anticipated Autumn Statement to Parliament on 23 November 2016.

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17/11/16 - Mortgage Rates Reach Historic Low

According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), mortgages are now more affordable than they have ever been. CML stated, “In September, the average homeowner (excluding first-time buyers) spent 17.7% of their monthly income on mortgage repayments.”

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10/11/16 - Supporting Redbourn Christmas Market 2016

If you’ve visited Redbourn recently, you may have seen the new banners and boards on display in the local vicinity promoting the upcoming Christmas Market.

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03/11/16 - Latest Brexit Update: Theresa May must get approval to trigger Article 50

A High Court judgment has stated Theresa May cannot trigger Brexit without the approval of Parliament.

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20/10/16 - Ashtons Shortlisted for Hertfordshire Business Awards 2016

We are very proud to be shortlisted as finalists for the ‘Small Business of the Year’ award, sponsored by Barclays, at the Hertfordshire Business Awards 2016.

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11/10/16 - Ashtons Now Ranked 17th Best Small Company to Work For 2016

Ashtons have been upgraded to 17th position on The Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For List 2016!

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06/10/16 - Rics: Critical Rental Shortage

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) claims at least 1.8 million more households will be looking to rent as an alternative to buying a home by 2025.

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29/09/16 - Fewest Mortgages Approved Since 2014

UK lenders approved the fewest mortgages in nearly two years last month as the housing market continued to slow after June’s vote to leave the European Union, raising the possibility of falling prices next year.

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22/09/16 - A Call to Reform Property Tax in the UK

The Yorkshire Building Society is urging the Government to reform the property tax so that it is paid by sellers rather than buyers as this would help more people get on to the housing ladder. Stating that such a reform would help first time buyers and those wishing to move up the property ladder while downsizers would pay more having benefitted most from historical house price inflation.

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Dec
04
2016

Rachel Elkington

We dealt with Jonathan, Gary and Kevin who were all highly professional and extremely helpful and supportive throughout our selling and buying process.

Dec
01
2016

Beth Murrell

Graham was extremely helpful and professional; shame we didn't sell with you as well!

Nov
30
2016

Pamela Jowett

Graham Franks was particularly helpful throughout the whole buying process, with his efficient, friendly manner. He always obtained a prompt resolution to any problems

Nov
27
2016

Gurjeevan Sidhu

Throughout the process of buying my first home, I dealt with Graham Franks. From the point of making the offer through to completing and exchanging,...

Nov
24
2016

Rachel & Scott Taylor

Ashtons were very professional and efficient from the moment we walked into their offices. Staff were sympathetic to our situation in dealing with an estate....

Nov
21
2016

Trevor Stevens

Arranging a viewing was simple. I liked the fact that is was possible to carry out at a time which was convenient to myself. Graham...

Nov
18
2016

Mark Bicknell

Everyone has been very helpful, from beginning to end. We were kept fully informed during the viewing stage; the website feedback feature was great. Also...

Nov
15
2016

Vilma Ulucay

It's a pleasure to work with Ashtons.

Nov
12
2016

Dave & Rhonda Picken

Since moving to this area in 2002, this is the 2nd time we have used Ashtons to buy and sell and we have been extremely...

Nov
09
2016

Sheila Stephens

Very happy with the service. Verity was particularly helpful. It was useful to have Graham following up once a sale had been agreed.

Nov
05
2016

Sarah Heath

Always found staff professional. Throughout the whole process, Graham kept in contact; was very reliable, chasing things and then promptly ringing me back - was...

Nov
02
2016

Sue Mabey

Graham Franks was professional, always available and approachable. You had a constant flow of viewings arranged for selling our house. Annemaree and Verity on the...


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