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October 23, 2020

Kidlington homebuyers and Kidlington landlords purchasing residential property have saved £102,300 since the Chancellor reduced Stamp Duty on 8th July 2020, yet many more Kidlington homebuyers could miss out.

My analysis of properties sold in Kidlington from the Land Re...

October 19, 2020

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...

October 8, 2020

Post lockdown, the need for Kidlington families who want bigger homes has meant Kidlington 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 Kidlington households wantin...

September 30, 2020

The Kidlington property market is an enigma and chock-full of contradictions.

Notwithstanding an economic recession and forecasts of property values dropping, nobody seems to have informed the Kidlington homeowners selling their homes and those Kidlington people looking...

September 15, 2020

With only 1 in 12 Kidlington house sellers actually selling their home in the last month, Kidlington sellers and buyers will need to continue to be pragmatic if the surprisingly strong current levels of activity in the Kidlington property market are to be sustained.

To...

September 7, 2020

Roll the clock back 20 years and any self-respecting late 20/early 30 something would never say on their first date that they lived with their mum and dad. It was seen as a sign of immaturity being tied to your mother’s apron strings as a failure to leave the family ho...

August 12, 2020

Nimbyism in Kidlington is Dead – Long Live the Planning Permission Rule Changes:

How will this affect the 11,238 Kidlington Property Owners?

The 1st July 1948 heralded a new dawn in how property was built, as the Town & Country Planning Act 1947 came into force, meaning...

August 9, 2020

The Government is on track to borrow £400bn because of Coronavirus and that needs to be paid back at some stage. Last year alone, before Coronavirus, the Government brought in £824 billion in taxes whilst they spent £887 billion, meaning they had to borrow £63 billion....

July 28, 2020

There is no doubt that Coronavirus will affect the Kidlington property market, but just how?

The ensuing economic challenges are going to impact the Kidlington (and UK) property market, yet no one knows the real answer. The newspapers put out different opinions, but tha...

July 23, 2020

The Chancellor announced on Wednesday 8th July in his mini Budget some interesting news for Kidlington homeowners and Kidlington landlords. Rishi Sunak is going to give ‘The Green Homes Grant’ of up to £5,000 to cover two-thirds of the costs of environmentally friendly...

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Kidlington Homebuyers Have Saved £102,300 Thanks to the Stamp Duty Holiday – Yet Many Could Miss Out

October 23, 2020

Kidlington’s ‘Generation Rent’ to Become ‘Generation Buy’?

October 19, 2020

Kidlington 2nd & 3rd Time Buyers Finding it Tougher (and Slower) to Move up the Kidlington Property Ladder

October 8, 2020

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