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  • Budget boost for First Time Buyers

    23 November 2017

    Great news for hard-pressed young people trying to get on the housing ladder! In his Autumn Budget, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced the immediate scrapping of Stamp Duty altogether for first time buyers purchasing properties up to £300,000, or on the first £300,000 of properties worth up to £500,000.

  • Help us keep the homeless warm this winter

    16 November 2017

    We all have old sleeping bags that never get used and old coats we'll never wear again. Do something good this winter and your coat or sleeping bag could save a life!

  • Don't miss out on those January sales!

    15 November 2017

    It is widely believed that the property market simply goes into hibernation over the festive season. But here at Cubitt & West, we know that nothing could be further from the truth!

  • BASE RATE RISE UNLIKELY TO HAVE MUCH IMPACT

    13 November 2017

    Last week’s long-awaited 0.25% rise in interest rates is unlikely to impact heavily on Kent’s housing market, according to the Financial Services Director of Cubitt & West' mortgage arm.

  • Our landlords see rise in rent in midst of market downturn

    02 November 2017

    For the first time Rightmove Rental Market Trend Tracker has reported a Quarterly drop in rental asking prices across the South East of England excluding Greater London. This now takes the annual change to a 1.9% drop overall. Arun Estates have seen generally much less of an impact across their trading area, with a 0.58% increase in asking rents across Quarter 3, which has taken the drop in average asking rents YTD to just over 1%.

  • Re: SPOOKY NAMES

    31 October 2017

    There cannot be a more frightening, sorry, FITTING time to think about some of the nation’s creepier street names than Halloween!

  • ON THE STREET (OR CRESCENT) WHERE YOU LIVE

    24 October 2017

    Some areas are more expensive than others. No surprise there – after all, some places are simply more desirable to live in than others. Rather more intriguing, though, is the fact that there seem to be quite a lot of people for whom the actual content of the address – for example, whether it includes the words “Street,” “Road,” or “Square” – is also important enough to impact on the price they are prepared to pay.

  • Sell before Christmas!

    13 October 2017

    Tuesday the 17th of October could be an important day if you are thinking about selling your home! It is by this date that, according to the Homeowners’ Alliance, sellers must put their homes on the market if they seriously want to sell by Christmas.

  • Oh, we do like to live beside the seaside

    10 October 2017

    Another of our regular trawls through Land Registry data has thrown up an extraordinary statistic that dramatically highlights the actual extent of the British love affair with the seaside. It’s long been accepted that costal properties can command significant premiums to those located further inland. However, according to our latest analysis, over the past two years, that premium has averaged no less than 44%.

  • That Friday Feeling

    06 October 2017

    This time, we took a look at the day of the week when properties complete. As you can see from the graphic, Friday is far and away the most popular day, accounting for nearly half (48%) of all completions so far in 2017 – more than Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday combined!



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