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Stamp Duty abolished for 1st-time buyers on properties up to £300,000

Wed 22 Nov 2017

Stamp Duty abolished for 1st-time buyers on properties up to £300,000

There was good news today for first-time buyers when Chancellor Philip Hammond abolished Stamp Duty for those buying properties worth up to £300,000, a potential saving of up to £5,000.

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Leamington Spa tops the poll of UK's happiest towns

Tue 24 Oct 2017

Leamington Spa tops the poll of UK's happiest towns

The Warwickshire town of Royal Leamington Spa has topped the 2017 poll of the UK's happiest places to live, according to Rightmove's Happy at Home index.

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Chancellor's Budget on stamp duty reform could boost London 1st-time buyers

Wed 18 Oct 2017

Chancellor's Budget on stamp duty reform could boost London 1st-time buyers

First-time buyers in London could be set for a financial boost in next month's Budget. A report in the Evening Standard claims Chancellor Philip Hammond is ready to cut stamp duty for newcomers to property ownership.

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50,000 new affordable homes to be built in London

Mon 17 Jul 2017

50,000 new affordable homes to be built in London

Councils and housing associations in London are to build an extra 50,000 new affordable homes to rent and buy over the next four years.

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New figures show London's 1st-time buyers need £100,000 deposit

Wed 05 Jul 2017

New figures show London's 1st-time buyers need £100,000 deposit

According to new figures from the Halifax, first-time buyers are having to find an average deposit of almost £33,000 with London first-timers asked to fork out more than £100,000.

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