A 2021 Property Crash in Derby and Burton?

By Simon Joyce. All reasoning points to a property crash in 2021, right? Not at all! I’m going to give you the reasons why it will not be the catastrophic scenario some are predicting. In the last few months, both the Derby and Burton property market has resisted and flouted every economist’s prediction. With the economy a […]

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The 2020 Burton Property Market Review

By Simon Joyce. We always like to do a review of the local property market at the end of each year so here it is for Burton-on-Trent. Looking back at the Burton property market for 2020, it can certainly be seen as a frenetic game of two halves, albeit with a very long half time […]

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A look back at the 2020 Derby Property Market

By Simon Joyce. We always like to do a review of the local property market at the end of each year so here it is for Derby. Looking back at the Derby property market for 2020, it can certainly be seen as a frenetic game of two halves, albeit with a very long half time […]

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Winter Property Precautions

By James Cope. The cold, wet weather is here again and there is a good chance that the snow and ice will soon follow. This time of year can be very testing for homeowners, tenants and landlords alike. The last thing anyone wants is an emergency due to the cold, wet conditions. In this blog, […]

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Capital Gains Tax Changes. Landlords Could Save Money!

By Daren Cope We all know that, at some point, the £394bn that the Government has borrowed so far this financial year (April ‘20 to April ‘21) has to be repaid. This figure does not include the cost of November lockdowns and support measures, which means the final bill will probably be over half a trillion […]

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First Time Buyers Continuing To Rent

By Daren Cope The banks have been reducing the number of low deposit mortgages (10% and below) since Covid-19 hit in the spring. This has meant that the number of first-time buyers has been decreasing quickly, meaning many of those would-be buyers wanting to make the first step on the property ladder are having to […]

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Derby House Prices in 2021. The Verdict…

By Simon Joyce We have several ongoing and upcoming events that are likely to have an impact on the Derby property market and the value of your Derby home. There is a ‘no deal’ Brexit on the horizon. The stamp duty holiday finishes at the end of March. Mortgage payment holidays are coming to an […]

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How Much Have Burton Homeowners Saved in Stamp Duty?

By Daren Cope. If you read blogs regularly, you know I love the stats! In this blog I take a look at the early Stamp Duty savings made by property buyers in Burton-on-Trent. Burton homebuyers and landlords purchasing residential property have saved £49,200 since the Chancellor reduced stamp duty on 8th July 2020, yet many […]

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Is ‘Generation Rent’ To Become ‘Generation Buy’?

By Daren Cope. Boris Johnson has attracted both praise and horror in equal measure with a new plan for 95% mortgages to help beleaguered first time buyers to get on the property ladder, but would that expose UK taxpayers to too much risk? In this article I discuss the implications of what that would mean […]

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Homeowners Finding it Tough to Move Up the Ladder

By Jane Mason. Post lockdown, the need for families who want bigger homes has meant homebuyers must now pay considerably more to trade up to that larger home… One thing that has come out of lockdown has been the inexorable movement of households wanting to upsize to a larger home. Often considered to be first […]

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