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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...

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...

When only New will do!

A guide to buying new build homes New-build homes are a popular option for many people across the country. From first-time buyer homes to flats for professionals, family houses, retirement homes and investment buys for rentals, there is plenty of choice all round. If you are a first-time buyer, getting on to the housing ladder is one of the biggest financial commitments you will probably ever make....

First Step Moving Guide 2019

Click here to download this article as a handy PDF to keep! 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 in or out of love with your property. What is true for...

**GREAT NEWS!!!! Stamp Duty scrapped from today. **

In what is probably the eye-catching announcement of the Budget, first-time home-buyers will no longer have to pay stamp duty for properties of up to £300,000. The Chancellor announces he is abolishing the charge from today!   It will also be available on the first £300,000 of the purchase price of properties up to £500,000   If you would like more information on how this can help...

Tips for first-time buyers

Buying a house can be a stressful experience, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. From mortgages to monthly repayments there’s a lot to get your head around. First Step have compiled a few things you can do that will make your life a whole lot easier when buying a house. Buying your first house Save as big a deposit as you can. Once you’ve decided that buying a house makes more...

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