Monthly Archives: May 2012

Please don’t make an offer than disappear, says Cameron Black

Written by Cameron Black. This week, sales director for Fine & Country inNorwich, Cameron Black, discusses what he calls the ‘silly season’. The months from April to October, from an estate agent’s point of view, is the busiest time for … Continue reading

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What can we not do without? Peter French tells us

Written by Peter French. At Canham Consulting we have, over many years, dealt with properties that have been subject to damage; be it fire, flood, storm, escape of water, impact or subsidence. Damage to property by fire or a burst … Continue reading

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Demand from first-time buyers remains strong

THE number of first-time buyers seeking mortgages remained strong in April 2012 despite the end of the Stamp Duty holiday in March, according to local estate agency Connells. Indeed, Connells recorded a 14.5 per cent increase in mortgage sales to … Continue reading

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Prices reduced at Chrysalis Park in Stevenage

Explore Living has reduced the price of properties at the Admiral collection at Chrysalis Park by 16 per cent in its spring sale. Prices now start from just £198,995 for a two-bedroom house and £218,995 for a three-bedroom house, making … Continue reading

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New Green Deal Is A Great Deal For Private Landlords

UK buildings have long been inefficient – in 2009 they were responsible for 43% of the country’s total emissions with an estimated 4.1 million households expected to be in ‘fuel poverty’ this year. Homeowners and tenants the length and breadth … Continue reading

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Persimmon Homes to raise funds for Lowestoft’s lifeboat station.

Written by Caroline Culot. Local house builder Persimmon is hoping to raise vital funds for the RNLI Lowestoft Lifeboat station after selecting it as the company’s chosen charity for the year. Persimmon Homes Anglia, which builds properties acrossNorfolkandSuffolk, will hold … Continue reading

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VAT change will reduce listed building repairs

By James Pearson of Strutt & Parker The withdrawal of VAT relief on alterations to listed buildings will dampen enthusiasm for restoration projects. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced in the Budget that VAT relief on alterations to existing … Continue reading

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