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22/09/17 - We’ve launched our new website!

The local property market is constantly evolving. Understanding the importance in developing innovative and user-friendly technology to assist clients to buy, sell, rent or let their home is our primary focus.

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15/09/17 - Are Wages Rising Faster than House Prices?

A recent report compiled by Yorkshire Building Society has suggested over 50% of Britain has seen wages rise faster than house prices in the last 10 years.

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07/09/17 - The Rise of House Prices and UK Millionaires

Due to the continued rise in house prices it has now been unveiled that one in every 76 Britons is now a millionaire, a significant jump from one in 84 last year.

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31/08/17 - Another Successful Strawberry Fayre!

On Saturday 1st July 2017, hundreds enjoyed yet another wonderful Strawberry Fayre at Redbourn Infant and Nursery School, which Ashtons proudly sponsor every year.

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24/08/17 - Nick Robinson Becomes Accredited Relocation Agent Specialist

Nick Robinson, Senior Valuer at our Redbourn Village & Country office has become an accredited Relocation Agent Specialist, which is a fantastic achievement.

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18/08/17 - House price growth holding steady

BBC Business News reports "The average price of a home in the UK went up by nearly £2,000 to £223,000 in June, according to official figures.

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10/08/17 - Stamp Duty Worsens the Housing Crisis

A recent document prepared by the London School of Economics and VATT Institute for Economic Research found the rate of moving home would be 27% higher if the levy was completely abolished.

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04/08/17 - Ashtons Bi-Annual Local Housing Market Review

We hope you enjoy our bi-annual review of the local housing market and that this update will give you the encouragement to know that there is still plenty of time to find a buyer this summer.

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27/07/17 - Banning the Sale of New ‘Leasehold’ Houses

It has been announced this week that proposals are in place to ban the sale of new leasehold houses which oblige the owner of the lease to pay ground rent to a freeholder, after concerns some buyers are facing, ‘sharply increasing costs for years afterwards.’

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20/07/17 - UK House Prices Stabilise but Consumers Remain Cautious

The latest survey conducted by Rightmove shows that the asking prices for properties in England and Wales have stabilised after a drop in June, but indicates home-buyers remain cautious as wage growth falls behind inflation.

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Sep
24
2017

Claire Redgewell

I would like to thank Richard Fossey especially as I felt he went above and beyond his duty in following up all enquiries and trying...

Sep
22
2017

Rohin iMathur

Ashtons were the best estate agent I dealt with - extremely fast and thorough in their responses, provided extra information immediately upon request and were...

Sep
20
2017

Dave Martindale

Graham and Steve were very efficient - regular updates, polite service, always available and quick to respond.

Sep
17
2017

Mr G W Boseley

Steve and Louise went the extra mile.

Sep
14
2017

Mrs Joan Maeer

The people we saw were all pleasant and helpful and easy to get on with.

Sep
12
2017

Jacqueline Fletcher

Super friendly and quick to reply.

Sep
10
2017

Tom & Lyn McDermott

We always found everyone we dealt with extremely professional and helpful. An excellently well run 'ship'.

Sep
07
2017

James McCarney

Excellent service throughout.

Sep
05
2017

Neil Leverton

Very straightforward. Tracie was a delight and very efficient.

Sep
03
2017

Anonymous

Both Steve Preston and Louise Walker were very pleasant to deal with and worked hard, right from the viewing stage to exchange of contracts in...

Sep
01
2017

Valerie Ruddick

Ashtons were very helpful; kept me updated and were easily contactable.

Aug
30
2017

Anonymous

Ashtons always go the extra mile - nothing is too much trouble - very thoughtful.


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