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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...

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Park View, Bancroft, Hitchin is now Launched!

CGI Park ViewTypical Park View Kitchen We have proudly unveiled the new development at Park View, Hitchin, Hertfordshire Today - Saturday 18th September. Prices from £315,000 to £475,0001 and 2 Bedroom ApartmentsTo register your interest or to arrange a viewing please call: 01462 659730 Key Features OPEN PLANQUARTZ WORKSURFACESPREMIUM APPLIANCESPREMIUM INDUCTION HOBRENEWABLE HEAT...

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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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...

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News Flash – Stamp duty threshold raised to £500k

What does the new stamp duty holiday mean for you. The government has today (8th July) unveiled a new stamp duty holiday that will run until 31st March next year. As soon as the chancellor made the announcement there was a rush of people looking at property on Rightmove. But what does this mean for you? Previously, you would have paid stamp duty on homes sold for at least £125,000, or if you...

New Homes for sale – Barley Close, March

Superb 4 bedroom, single storey barn conversion, clad in Siberian Larch with solar panels and set in a rural location on the outskirts of the popular town of March. The property benefits from Air sourced heat pumped underfloor heating throughout, large rear garden, single garage with electric door, kitchen with integrated appliances and bifold doors to the rear garden, 4 bedrooms, ensuite, utility and...

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...

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