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23 November 2017

Autumn Budget Stamp Duty Changes

On 22nd November it was announced that Stamp Duty is to be abolished for for all first-time buyers purchasing property of a value of £300,000 or less. If you are a first-time buyer, we’re here to clarify the details of the changes and explain what it means for you. What are the Stamp Duty changes? From immediate effect, stamp duty will be removed [...]

22 November 2017

Alison Platt, Countrywide CEO responds to stamp duty cut for first-time buyers

“The Chancellor’s Budget brought some very welcome help for the housing market today. Reducing stamp duty for first-time buyers will help many start their housing journey and boost activity. And the extra money to get housebuilding numbers up should help to relieve some pressure in the areas of highest housing demand. But there are still things to [...]

13 November 2017

Yorkshire Faring Well in Lettings Index – October 2017

Cash landlords spend a record £21 billion A record 65% of landlord purchases over the last 12 months were made by cash buyers, which is a 6% increase on the previous year (2016) and a 25% increase to 10 years ago in 2007. When split down by region, you will see from the table below the highest number of cash purchases took place in the North East, [...]

10 November 2017

Two Awards for Conveyancing and Surveying Won by Top Property Group

Countrywide’s leading surveying and conveyancing businesses are proud to be recognised with prestigious industry awards. Countrywide Conveyancing Services has been named ‘Best Conveyancer’ alongside Countrywide Surveying Services winning the top award for ‘Customer Service/Treating Customers Fairly – Non Lenders’ at [...]

4 November 2017

Riverside Development Hungate progress with next phase, as work gets under way for 101 more homes

CONSTRUCTION has officially started on the last brownfield site to be developed within York’s city walls. The ongoing Hungate regeneration will eventually see 1,025 new homes built, and a groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday to mark the start of the next 101-home site. Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Barbara Boyce, and Sheriff of York, Gill Brian, [...]