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Halifax Data suggests a quiet market in 2016

Tuesday 08 December 2015  / Ruth Montia

Halifax data indicates the housing market will slow down next year with average price rises of 4% to 6%, which is lower than the current 9.7%. They warn there are increasing complications initially to get on the housing ladder, as well as a growing prospect...

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A Fantastic Year for AV Rillo!

Monday 07 December 2015  / Ruth Montia

We have a fantastic announcement to make... The Sunday Times have awarded us THREE GOLD awards at the ceremony last week.UK Conveyancer 'Estate Agency of the Year', Small Conveyancer of the Year and Best Conveyancer 'Estate Agency of the Year 2015'!!!We...

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NAEA say build more homes!

Wednesday 02 December 2015  / Ruth Montia

According to the National Association of Estate Agents, the number of sales made to first time buyers has mounted for the second month running making its highest level in six years.Averagely in October, out of nine sales made per estate agent branch...

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What the stamp duty income will look like in years to come…

Monday 30 November 2015  / Ruth Montia

The Treasury has admitted that the stamp duty ‘take’ is expected to climb from £11.2 billion this year to £17.8 billion in 2020/21.The figures were released after George Osborne’s Autumn Statement last week. The figures are not only based...

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Can the 3% Stamp Duty surcharge be legally avoided?

Friday 27 November 2015  / Ruth Montia

The 3% stamp duty surcharge has obviously caused debate throughout the industry and some estate agents and accountants are beginning to investigate whether there are legal ways of avoiding the surcharge.Maskells Estate Agents, Charles Curran of says...