Is spring the best time to buy or sell your property?

March 25, 2015

In Buying a house, Selling a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Spring has well and truly sprung, and we at ASPC predict this will be accompanied by a spring in the property market.

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Budget 2015: North Sea oil tax breaks and plans to help savers could benefit the property market

March 18, 2015

In Buying a house, Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

The 2015 budget was generally an optimistic and helpful budget, showing confidence in the economy – which is good for the property market as a whole.

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Bank of England figures show rise in lending

March 11, 2015

In Buying a house, Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Latest Bank of England figures show that mortgage lending reached £36.4billion in the last quarter of 2014, up 3.7 per cent on the previous 12 months.

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Will the Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) make houses more affordable than Stamp Duty?

March 03, 2015

In Buying a house, Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

In the Chancellor’s budget statement towards the end of last year, he announced a change to stamp duty land tax (SDLT) effective from 4th December 2014. Before the announcement, SDLT was charged at a single rate for the entire price of a property. Since 4th December SDLT is charged at increasing rates for each portion or band of the price.

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What should you look for in a home report? Ten things for buyers to check

February 24, 2015

In Buying a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

What exactly should you look for in a Home Report? We have identified 10 things that a buyer should look out for when going through a Home Report.

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