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Stamp Duty "Giveaway"in the Budget: Eyebrows Raised, But Then Recede

Paul Hajek
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First the leak or is that rumour, that Stamp Duty will be abolished on purchases of up to £250,000: Then the reality. The Chancellor Alastair Darling in his budget speech announces a temporary 2 year “stamp duty holiday” for that...

Net A Lawyer: It's Catching

Paul Hajek
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How the public choose a lawyer is the subject of further research released this week. Commissioned by a comparison website, and reported in the Law Gazette, a YouGov Poll by online solicitor directory www.legallybetter.com found that over one fifth or...

5 Top Tips for Buying Property in France.

Paul Hajek
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Guest Blog by Buying Agent, Graham Downie This is another guest blog in our series Spot on Friday. If you are thinking of buying a property in France, you will find interest in Graham's wise words I moved to Cognac in SW France in 2003 having...

Twist Stick or Bust? : How to Deal in the Housing Market in the England and Wales

Paul Hajek
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The first of my award winning (well runner-up actually) posts on the state of the property market in the UK, entitled Twist Stick or Bust? : How to Deal in the Housing Market Spring 2009 was posted almost a year ago.  I shall be posting my...

How to Sell Your Property Quickly Now We Are Officially Out of Recession: 7 Essential Tips

Paul Hajek
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The news today that the UK is officially out of recession will be a welcome boost to many industries and service companies. One area which may see at least a positive change in sentiment is the housing market in England and Wales. The Housing Market has...

10 Things that may or may not have changed during the Recession, when you buy and sell your home

Paul Hajek
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 It is considered amongst the popular press that the housing market has changed beyond all recognition since the credit crunch began 2 years ago, and the slowdown then recession of the last 18 months. Yet, the fundamentals of the Housing Market and how...

Rollocking to Bollocking:How we went from Boom to Bust in the Housing Market

Paul Hajek
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The current ills in the housing Market in England and Wales and the dearth of available mortgage finance were discussed in the Times this week by the eminent economist Ann Pettifor . In it, she blames the accumulation of unaffordable debts over the last...

Have HIPs Inadvertently Stabilised the Housing Market in the UK?

Paul Hajek
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There was an interesting discussion on BBC 5Live business this morning regarding the state of the housing market Prior to the introduction of  Home Information Packs (HIPs), a proportion of the properties on the market for sale were by Sellers who...

The Housing Market; 23 out of 33 Economists can't be wrong-can they?

Paul Hajek
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A Poll carried out by Reuters amongst analysts at banks, investment firms and consultancies makes more encouraging news for the beleaguered Housing Market in the UK. 23 out of 33 economists felt that house prices would stabilise within the year. 11 went...

Twist Stick or Bust?-How to Deal in the Housing Market Summer 2009

Paul Hajek
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I published my first Article, Twist Stick or Bust?-How to deal in the Housing Market Spring 2009 in early March this year. Now, it’s time to revisit the Housing Market to see what Summer 2009 has in store. Where are we then? My opinion is garnered...

10 Quite Interesting Things about Conveyancing and the Housing Market

Paul Hajek
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1. The average price of a Property is now £152,898. 2. The average price of a Property excluding flats, is £224,024 3. Average Home Prices have declined by 20% since 2007 4. The Average time it takes to sell a property is below 10 weeks for...

Twist, Stick or Bust? - How to deal in the Housing Market for Spring 2009

Paul Hajek
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After 2 months of the New Year accounted for, how are we to interpret the varied data and forecasts for the Housing Market for the rest of 2009? Important data has just been released by Hometrack, the housing data group. It surveyed just over 1800 estate...

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