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First Step Moving Guide 2022

First Step’s helpful guide to selling your home and moving... With a handy check list at the end So, you have decided to sell your property and move on for whatever reason... this could be for more room, less room, schools, shops, the dreaded commute or maybe you have fallen out of love with your property. What is true for everyone in your position is that you now have some big decisions to...

What does the future hold for the Housing market at the end of the Stamp Duty Holiday this month?

Due to shifting requirements such as larger gardens, facilities for a home office and a more flexible space - which makes sense since we have all been staying at home more, the housing market is still experiencing high demand for fairly priced property. Whilst there may be a small amount of reduced interest after the Stamp Duty Holiday we don't expect the demand to drop a vast amount. For more...

Covid Update

#CovidUpdateThe great debate has begun Mask or No Mask to be worn??Although Estate agents will no longer be required to wear a mask when working at an on-site work location – when visiting a property or in the office – after 19 July, the Government has now confirmed. First Step Estate Agents will continue to be frugal and safe in our clients properties and continue wearing our safety masks on viewings...

Is the Property Market still on a Holiday High?

It’s already been a couple of weeks since the end of the stamp duty holiday. But is the market still on a holiday high? You might not be able to go on holiday abroad but viewing houses is always on the green list. Take advantage of the market momentum.. Zoopla reveal four reasons why the property market won’t run out of steam in 2021....After the recent changes to the stamp duty holiday, what’s the...

The clock is ticking on the stamp duty holiday

The stamp duty holiday, originally set to end in March, was recently extended but property experts are confident that there will not be another extension.  The first deadline to be aware of is today - 30th June when the tax band reduces from £500,000 to £250,000. The second deadline is 1st October when stamp duty rates will be set to the original threshold of...

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It’s official! We are Number 1

True certified fact - More people trust the First Step Team to help them sell their property - check out our Rightmove stats here - https://bit.ly/3cCbrtf Rightmove stats from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021 in the Stotfold, Arlesey and Fairfield area / County Report from May 1st 2020 to 30th April 2021 Please call 01462 659730 for your FREE valuation and moving adviceRead what our customers think...

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Opinion: Market has the potential to go Absolutely MAD…

by David Taylor When the epidemic vaccination's start to become the normal and IF the Chancellor extends the Stamp Duty Holiday. The property market has the potential to go Absolutely MAD again. If it does expect a lot of new properties to come to the market. ARE you ready if this happens? do you need office space at home, do you need a bigger garden OR simply just a new set of four...

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Nationwide offers 90% mortgages to first-time buyers

Not only do we have the Stamp Duty threshold raised to 500k AND historically low interest rates but now there is more good news especially for first time buyers now Nationwide is offering 90% mortgages. Good news for all in the chain First time buyers start the domino effect all the way up the price chain and if the Nationwide are back in that means the other lenders will likely follow...

First Step Lettings & Property Service – News Update – October 2019

Gaye Kelford has now joined the team and the latest news about First Step Property Services. I am pleased to announce that due to the ever-increasing popularity of our Lettings Department and Property Services. Gaye joined our Lettings Team at the end of September and is currently being introduced to all our landlords and tenants. Gaye comes to us with a wealth of experience and she maybe known...

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