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November 17, 2020

As Kidlington First-time Buyers are Being Locked Out of the Kidlington Property Market – Rents Have Risen by 3.0%

With the banks reducing the number of low deposit mortgages (i.e. deposit of 10% and below) since Covid-19 hit in the spring, this has meant that the number...

November 4, 2020

What will a no deal Brexit on the horizon, the end of the stamp duty holiday in March, mortgage payment holidays coming to an end, unemployment set to rise after furlough and ongoing on/off coronavirus restrictions do to the Kidlington property market and the value of...

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.


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....

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As Kidlington First-time Buyers are Being Locked Out of the Kidlington Property Market – Rents Have Risen by 3.0%

November 17, 2020

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November 4, 2020

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

October 23, 2020

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