Monthly Archives: December 2011

Battle looming over new planning policies in 2012

By David Vincent THE government’s local planning reforms, intended to simplify the system and to make it easier for much-needed new homes to be built, are already polarising opinions. The government is planning to slash red tape and, crucially, swing … Continue reading

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Olympic opportunity for those with room to rent

Cambridge and Peterborough householders with a spare room to rent are ideally placed to make the most of the Olympic and Paralympic Games next year, given each city’s excellent commuter links to London, says Jane Hill, a partner in the … Continue reading

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Let’s all be more positive in 2012

  By James Neal of Neals   AS we head into the festive season I wish all readers of this column a relaxing, Happy Christmas and a New Year giving hope and opportunities for everyone in a world where conflicts … Continue reading

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Stamp duty set to rise in 2012

Since it was introduced on the 25th March 2010, many first time buyers have been taking advantage of the temporary scheme lifting the stamp duty threshold to £250,000 for first time buyers. This has meant that genuine first time buyers … Continue reading

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The sold sign is just the start of buying or selling a house

Just because the sold sign has gone up on the house you’re buying or selling, don’t think the hard work is over – this is often just a stepping stone to further negotiations, says Helen Murphy, a conveyancing expert with … Continue reading

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Is it time to consider a fixed rate deal?

By Adam Aiken editor of MyMoney24   What does the eurozone crisis mean for us? That is one of the questions that have been asked a lot recently – and the truth is, it’s hard to know exactly. Things have … Continue reading

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Putterills celebrates prestigious best new homes award

PUTTERILLS is celebrating after winning gold at The Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2011 on Saturday night. The Hertfordshire estate agents, which has branches in WGC and Knebworth, took the prestigious Best New Homes Estate Agency of The Year … Continue reading

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