Over 1 in 4 Burton Properties Sold with No Chain

If over 28% of properties are being sold with no chain, is it a good idea to rent in between moving home, to be chain-free? Moving home is said to be the third most stressful thing you can do, so if you can do anything to reduce that stress, so much the better? When buying your […]

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Derby Property 2011 – 2021: The Census Year

A look back at the Derby housing market over the last decade. With all of us completing the Census a few weeks ago, it made me realise profoundly that mine and my family’s life, which from our own point of view seems unique and delightful, makes us all into a series of statistics for the […]

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The Government 5% Mortgage Scheme Explained

Being a Derby first-time buyer in the last 12 months has not been an easy thing. Just before lockdown there were around 400 ‘5% deposit mortgage’ deals and first-time buyers were able shop around to get the best deal. When the first lockdown hit, 5% deposit mortgages disappeared, meaning that as many Derby would-be first-time […]

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Burton Property Market up 63% on Pre-pandemic Levels

By Daren Cope Has there ever been a better time for Burton on Trent home sellers? The Burton property market, for people looking to sell, is at its sturdiest for at least the last five years with home buyers jumping on to the Burton property ladder with abandon. Burton house prices are anticipated to rise throughout […]

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Budget Summary 3rd March 2021

This summary is courtesy of Smith Cooper: On Wednesday 3rd March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his 3-part Spring Budget. Step 1 of the plan introduces measures to continue to support businesses and livelihoods through the ongoing crisis, with step 2 focusing on strengthening public finances, and step 3 focused on building the future economy. Here […]

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Burton Homeowners Move Every 13 Years. Why?

By Simon Joyce. Firstly, some juicy numbers! In Britain, there are 27,071,500 households, of which 17,044,450 are owned, and are worth a total of £3,925,865,212,950 (£3.92 trillion). Over the last 5 years, an average of 86,096 properties sell each month, meaning just over a million UK households move home per year. Therefore, the average British […]

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The Busiest December for the Derby Housing Market Since 2006

By Simon Joyce. Over the last six months, the Derby Property Market has been flourishing. As soon as an estate agent’s ‘For Sale’ board went up, neighbours would be checking out Rightmove to see the internal pictures and compare the asking price to their own home (go on… admit you do that too!). Flabbergasted by […]

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9% drop in Burton Homes ‘For Sale’ in Last 5 Months

By Daren Cope. With most families home schooling their children in lockdown and the forthcoming Stamp Duty Holiday deadline on the 31st March 2021, less properties have been coming onto the property market since the new year. In our local area of Burton, for example, this has prompted a 9% drop in the supply of […]

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Time to Stamp Out Stamp Duty?

By Simon Joyce. Most people pay Stamp Duty Tax when they buy a property, house, apartment or other land and buildings over a particular price in the UK. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, quickly followed suit by the Welsh and Scottish Governments, announced last July that Stamp Duty was partially being suspended on all English property transactions […]

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1503 Burton Homeowners Unchained from Toxic Leasehold Rules

By Daren Cope When William the Conqueror invaded our fair shores in 1066, like all good kings, he needed to buy loyalty and raise cash to build his castles and armies. He did this by feudal law system and granted all the faithful nobles and aristocrats with land. In return, the nobles and aristocrats would […]

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