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15/11/18 - ONS UK Price Index: A Slight Upturn in House Prices

The Office of National Statistics House price index report has confirmed the markets’ slowing growth. Up to September, the average house price has increased by 3.5%, this is an increase of 0.4% from the 3.1% growth a month earlier.

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08/11/18 - RICS: House Price Indicator at Six Year Low

The housing market has slowed since 2016, particularly in London where higher purchase taxes on houses costing over £1 million and less foreign investor interest since Brexit vote have had the most impact.

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01/11/18 - Autumn Budget 2018: Stamp Duty and Housing

Earlier this week Philip Hammond delivered his third Budget as chancellor. The key points taken from his speech focusing on stamp duty and housing were;

All first-time buyers purchasing shared equity homes of up to £500,000 will be eligible for first-time buyers’ relief.

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25/10/18 - Mortgage Lending Continues to Decline

High Street banks approved 38,505 mortgages in September, a drop of 10.1% on the same month last year. This is the third month in a row that the number of approvals has fallen and is the lowest total since March.

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18/10/18 - Best Estate Agent Guide 2019: Our Four Offices Rated ‘Exceptional’

On Friday 12th October, the Property Academy presented its second annual EA Masters event, partnered with Rightmove, providing the biggest estate and lettings agency event to showcase and celebrate excellence in the industry.

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12/10/18 - Ashtons Charity Fund – We Went the Extra Mile!

On Thursday 4th October the Ashtons team took part in their biggest challenge yet – to walk 25 miles, with some individuals really ‘going the extra mile’ and completing a gruelling 27 miles.

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27/09/18 - Ashtons Charity Fundraiser - We’re Going the Extra Mile!

During February this year, Ashtons donated an amazing £10,000 to three local winning charities as part of our annual ‘For Life’s Great Causes’ charity fundraiser.

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21/09/18 - Proud Sponsors: St Albans Beer & Cider Festival 2018

We are fast approaching that time of year again when the annual St Albans Beer & Cider Festival takes place, and Ashtons are proud to offer continued support during the event.

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13/09/18 - The Government & Barclays Launch £1 Billion House-Building Fund

Earlier this week, the government and Barclays have launched a fund to provide up to £1 billion in finance to small house-builders in an attempt to tackle England’s housing shortage.

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06/09/18 - A Success: House Builders Defend Help to Buy Scheme

House builders have defended Help to Buy since reports suggesting the Government is considering the future of the ‘taxpayer-funded initiative.’

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Nov
18
2018

Mrs M McKenzie

Very impressed with Sam Ward. Kevin, Tony & Stephen were also very helpful.

Nov
16
2018

Rachel Franklin

Ashtons consistently exceeded our expectations throughout our sale, from valuation to completion. The entire staff were a pleasure to deal with, especially Liam, Louise and...

Nov
14
2018

Philip Havord

Tony Ryan and Sam Ward were both very good and worked hard to sell our property.

Nov
12
2018

Dennis O'callaghan

The staff member Dawn Laporte is a fantastic member of your team. Nothing is ever a problem and in the few situations we have called,...

Nov
11
2018

Louise Mcdonald

We found the service from Ashtons very professional throughout. Everyone we encountered were friendly and helpful, but I felt Tracie in particular went the extra...

Nov
09
2018

Sue & Eraldo Tuveri

Everyone we dealt with in the Ashtons team in Harpenden were professional and honest. We were kept fully informed throughout the process. We would highly...

Nov
07
2018

Raymond Lock

Louise at the St Albans office was very helpful, going above and beyond to sort out a distinct lack of pro-activity from other agents/solicitors in...

Nov
05
2018

Paul Pakzad

My point of contact has been Dawn Laporte who has dealt with my issues with speed. Also very polite and helpful.

Nov
03
2018

Sara Murray

Sam Ward was an absolute pleasure to deal with.

Nov
01
2018

Anonymous

Sam was fantastic in the Welwyn Garden City Office!

Oct
30
2018

Silvia Martinelli

We have already suggested Ashtons to one of our friends who have recently relocated to the UK.

Oct
28
2018

Conor McNally

Both Jon-Paul & David were excellent.


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