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The Five Stages of Home Ownership

Door and Window manufacturer Origin have uncovered the Five Stages of Homeownership, after talking to 2000 homeowners in the UK – and we think their findings are scarily accurate! The Buyers Timeline The average age that UK homeowners bought their first property was 26, although we commonly move out of…Read More→

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More First Time Buyers are getting on the Property Ladder

It’s never easy to take that first step on the housing ladder, but happily, more and more people seem to be doing that this year, with new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) revealing that first-time buyer activity jumped up in March, as growing numbers secured that all…Read More→

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What will a General Election mean for the Oxfordshire Property Market?

The news of a snap General Election on June 8th has certainly ruffled a few feathers throughout the property industry, and many homebuyers and sellers are also left wondering what the impact might have on the property market. The UK property market has weathered a number of storms over the…Read More→

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Why we (and the Sunday Times) love Wonderful Wantage!

Here at Stowhill Estates we were delighted to see a double page spread on our home town of Wantage in yesterday’s Sunday Times. Described as a ‘White Horse town that will soon be riding high,’ renowned property journalist Fred Redwood described how this often overlooked part of Oxfordshire will soon…Read More→

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The best ways to add value to your home

It’s fair to say that with the increase in stamp duty, and the impact of the Brexit vote, the last twelve months have been fairly tumultuous for the UK property market. However, the good news is that the market seems reasonably stable, with predictions for modest growth in 2017. For…Read More→

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Property post-Brexit – were the doom-mongers wrong and should you sell in 2017?

“We continue to think a small gain is more likely than a decline over 2017” (Nationwide) “The evidence we’ve been accumulating since the referendum has surprised to the upside. There’s been a greater resilience, in particular among the housing market, than we had expected…” (Andrew Haldane, Bank of England Chief…Read More→

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Moving Home – Utilities Checklist

As moving day approaches, we’re here to make it as stress-free as possible. Here’s our useful utilities checklist – print it out and stick it on your fridge! Set up a post service redirect It may difficult to notify everyone of your change of address, and there will be people…Read More→

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How to have a stress-free move

You’ve sold your house and you’re ready to move. Moving can be stressful but don’t panic! Here’s our checklist of what to do: 2 months before – Research your new area Buy a folder or file to keep all your lists and documents in one place! Get in touch and…Read More→

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