Monthly Archives: May 2010

Whatever next. . . ?

So there we have it. The announcement of the forming of the coalition government neatly marks the end of a sequence of recent events starting with Easter, followed by an ash cloud and then a general election. All reasons not … Continue reading

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SPRING WELL UNDER WAY…

With spring well under way and glimpses of the good weather ahead, it would appear that a great many suppressed ‘would be’ sellers are beginning at last to push forward with their plans for a move. The previous lack of … Continue reading

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Coalition plans to raise Capital Gains Tax are not good news for central London property market

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition agreement, released last week, includes plans to “seek a detailed agreement on taxing non-business capital gains at rates similar or close to those applied to income”. The government is yet to confirm when the planned raise … Continue reading

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Coalition confirms Home Information Packs

The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats’ recently publicised coalition agreement has confirmed speculation that Home Improvement Packs (HIPs) will be scrapped. Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) will be retained. Dominic Agace, CEO of M Winkworth PLC, responded: “Abolishing HIPs is generally welcomed … Continue reading

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Does it really matter?

As I put pen to paper for this blog the general election is heading fast to a hung Parliament, so as far as the housing market is concerned and when to buy or sell, does it really matter? The truth … Continue reading

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WHY WAIT?

As I search for inspiration for this piece the general election is heading towards a hung Parliament, so as far as the housing market is concerned and when to buy or sell, will it really matter? Life moves on and … Continue reading

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March into a New Home!

The number of people selling their homes rose in March to its highest level in six months, according to the National Association of Estate Agents. The average number of properties for sale per branch increased from 56in February to 60 … Continue reading

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