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First time buyer sales are up since Stamp Duty changes

According to NAEA Propertymark, changes made by the Chancellor last year to offer relief to first time buyers purchasing properties under £300,000 seem to be encouraging more buyers onto the market. With, year on year, first time buyer sales the highest since February 2015*. The trade body said that the Chancellor’s first-time buyer stamp duty relief is having the desired effect, as sales to the group rose to 29% in February, from 27% in January. (more…)

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Homeowners spend more than £40bn on home improvements

According to the NAEA Propertymark, over the past five years, British homeowners have spent £41bn on home improvements. The research from NAEA Propertymark also found that 1 in 10 homeowners carried out improvements because the cost of moving was too high. And, a quarter thought that home improvements would be a good investment and increase the value of their property*. (more…)

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Your Mortgage Expert further expands team with a new Mortgage Adviser

Your Mortgage Expert is delighted to announced that Nicola Jennings has joined the team as Mortgage Adviser. Nicola joins the 6-strong team based on Salisbury New Canal and comes to Your Mortgage Expert with 16 years’ experience in the financial services industry, more recently specialising in the mortgage and protection markets. (more…)

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Lighting can add value to your house

According to the latest Lighting Guide from our friends at Light My Space, good lighting can increase the value of your property*. In fact, estate agents, garden designers and property experts place outside lighting as fourth in a list of garden features that significantly add value to a property, with 66% believing good outside lighting adds value**. (more…)

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