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Stamp Duty extension – what it could mean for you..

In a bid to reinvigorate the economy after the first national lockdown in March 2020, Rishi Sunak announced the threshold for stamp duty would be increased to £500,000 until 31st March 2021, when the threshold would return to £125,000. It is rumoured that the Chancellor is now preparing to extend the holiday by three months […]

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Low-deposit mortgages make a comeback

Mortgage products allowing applicants to put down a deposit of 10% have become much more common in recent weeks, new figures show. Some 277 such deals are now on the market in the UK, up from 160 a month ago, according to financial information service Moneyfacts. The latest data reveals that mortgage products for homeowners […]

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All you need to know about the new Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme coming into place from April 2021..

Taking your first step on the property ladder has just been made simpler. Requiring as little as a 5% deposit, as a first-time buyer, you could be settled in your new build home sooner than you thought. Due to the price cap for our area, only our new build homes priced at £224,400 or below […]

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9 questions to ask to help speed up your sale.

Pauline Heathcote has 20 years experience dealing with sales in our Withington office and provides a calm no nonsense approach to help vendors and buyers through the process. This great article from Rightmove gives some handy tips on what you can expect and how Pauline will help you complete your property in a timely fashion. […]

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Upcycling: Giving your furniture a new lease of life..

Wondering what upcycling is and where to start? We’re happy to tell you that you’ve come to the right place! Upcycling involves taking old or discarded materials and products and refashioning them to create something of higher quality or interest. There are many reasons for giving upcycling a go – it’s great if you’re on […]

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Operation Oscar – Update..

Hi Eddie, Happy New Year, hope you had a great Christmas and are keeping safe? Just wanted to drop you a note of thanks for your support and for arranging the feature in ‘Open Up’ the article is fantastic and has continued to help bring more donations since it has been published! We can’t quite […]

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Oswald Road Primary – DONATION REQUEST!

We are currently developing our Reception playground and are asking for donations of wooden pallets, milk crates, outdoor plants and a wooden work bench. If you are able to donate any of these items, please email admin@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk

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Contactless limit could rise to £100

The limit on a single payment using contactless card technology could rise to £100 – more than double the current limit. The coronavirus pandemic led to larger amounts spent via contactless payments on debit cards, credit cards, and cards connected to smartphones. It has been less than a year since the limit was raised from […]

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What happens to our area when (or if) the Stamp Duty holiday ends?

On the 8th July 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday. The logic was simple; the home buying process is hugely important to the national economy. Not only does it generate huge amounts of revenue for the government in Stamp Duty, but each home move triggers a chain of economic activity which helps […]

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NEW HOMES – Ingersley Crescent, Bollington

Ingersley Crescent, a collection of 12 new-build homes in the heart of Bollington, Cheshire.  Recently named “The best place to live in the North-west” by the Sunday Times.   Think design that’s both boldly contemporary yet beautifully in tune with the bucolic surroundings.  Think a thriving and engaged local community.  Think independent shopping, dining and entertainment […]