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Created on 17/11/15

Having had great success in the Wye Valley for the past 8 years we are now opening a branch in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Having been brought up in Basingstoke,  Nicola has a good knowledge of the area and the housing market.

As an independent company we pride ourselves on offering a high degree of personal attention and standard of service, together with a professional approach to the sale of your property. We offer a competitive rate of 1% with no VAT and utilise the same tools (namely Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location) as the high street agents.

As a special introductory offer, we are reducing our sales fee to 0.75% for any new properties taken on in Basingstoke/Hampshire for the months of December and January. Surely an offer too good to miss! 


Created on 15/10/15

“Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile." 

Well here we are, now into Autumn which is just beautiful in the lovely Wye Valley!   Whilst the market slows somewhat once we reach November, we have noticed that historically December and January have been very good months for sales.  With this in mind, we would advise marketing your property now to catch this ever growing market.  

As an added enticement we are pleased to announce that we will reduce our sales fees for any new properties taken on between now and the end of November. As  you may know, our current fee is 1% and we will be reducing our fee during this period to 0.75% (still with no VAT).   Contact us now for further details.


Created on 04/12/14

During the Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne announced that the Stamp Duty Land Tax will change, describing the system as a “badly designed tax on aspiration.”

Until now home buyers have paid Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on the entire purchase price of the residential property. With the new reforms a progressive structure has been put in place, similar to income tax, which Osborne says will benefit 98% of home purchasers, a tax cut worth £800m a year.

Anyone buying a house that costs between £125,001 and £937,500 will be paying less stamp duty, under the reforms, or the same amount.

From 4th December 2014, the new reforms are:

  • No SDLT payable at all on properties up to £125,000
  • The first £125,000 on properties to be free of SDLT
  • Then payable at 2% payable on the portion up to £250,000
  • Payable at 5% on the portion up to £925,000
  • Payable at 10% on the portion up to £1.5m
  • Then payable at 12% on the portion over that amount

Find out how much your Stamp Duty Land Tax is under the new reforms with HM Revenue & Customs free online SDLT calculator

The modern approach to selling your property

Created on 28/10/11

Join us for a 'MODERN'  approach to selling your home . The High Street agents with their expensive shops and fees are no longer a necessity ( we charge 1% NIL VAT). Buyers let the search engines and property portals on the internet bring all the properties within their price criteria into their own homes with no chance of missing the one they really would like to buy. Sitting with a cup of coffee in a warm room is so much more attractive than trouping around every agent in turn on a daily basis!

We were the first internet agent in the area and we believe the best, having seen several others start and fold since we began trading.

Check out our Website but remember we also advertise on Rightmove, Zoopla, Find a Property and Prime Location


Time to invest in Bricks and Mortar not Banks

Created on 28/10/11

For investment purposes, property is reliable in the long term. We know properties had come down fractionally in price over the last couple of years but the market is now on the move again and property prices are sure to rise this year.  We therefore maintain that bricks and mortar are a better bet than stocks and shares and even putting your cash in the bank. Banks and investment companies have used your money and pension funds over the last few years and lost a great deal of it, so in fact they are literally betting with your hard earned money. Bricks and mortar have fluctuated a little but you can be sure barring any major catastrophe it will be still standing should you want to recoup in later years and there is a good chance it will have increased in value. Have a look at our properties and see if you can sensibly purchase for a future investment or give us a call and we can tell you of any we think offer special value.

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