Author: Jonathan Hyde

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Stamp Duty stumble

Income to the Treasury from Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) receipts fell by 7.5%, the equivalent of £1 billion in the financial year to the end of March 2019.

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Affordability ratio

The affordability ratio for England and Wales hit another peak at 7.83 in 2018. This means that the median property price in England and Wales is now 7.83 times more than gross average annual earnings, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Turn the heating down

6 out of 10 people across the UK support the drive to cut emissions to almost zero by 2050, according to a recent poll reported by the Independent. To reach net zero in this timeframe, millions of people will need turn their heating down to 19°C in winter, as one of many lifestyle changes according to the Committee on Climate Change.

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5 Top Tips For Your Kitchen

Whilst the living room is usually considered ‘the heart of any home’ in most UK households, the kitchen plays a much more central role in day-to-day family life. Follow these simple guidelines to achieve kitchen bliss!

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BABY SUSSEX STREET NAMES

It’s a boy! Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their baby son! While we await news of his name, in property terms which are the most valuable, or familiar of the bookmakers’ favourites?

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FIRST INCREASE IN TRANSACTIONS IN OVER A YEAR

There were 101,780 residential transactions recorded (on a seasonally adjusted basis) in February across the UK, according to the HMRC. This was the highest level since August 2017.

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

April is National Home Improvements month. Property owners across the UK have spent almost £8,000 each on home improvements over the last five years, a staggering £48 billion in total, according to new research by the National Association of Estate Agent.

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Welcome to Julia

Welcome to Julia who has joined our busy Marple team as a Weekend Negotiator and Professional Viewer.

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Marple Property Market: 1st quarter review

We take a look at how the market is performing year to date compared with 2018. Whats change? has brexit made a difference? Is the market stronger or weaker? Watch the video below and all is answered.

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