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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...

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...

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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Housing Market to stay open during national lockdown 2

Keeping you safe and being allowed to carry on...Confirmed: Housing market stays open during national lockdownThe housing market is to remain open in the four week lockdown in England.The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government confirmed the news on Saturday evening via Twitter, some hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the lockdown until December 2.A tweet from...

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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...

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