• What can you expect from the housing market this year?

    17 January 2019

    We’ve just published our biannual report into the housing market, which offers a retrospective look over the past 6 months – and what to expect in 2019.

  • What is the timeline for buying a house?

    16 January 2019

    We’ve created a handy timeline for buying a house or flat, so you’ll know roughly what to expect once you’ve had your offer accepted.

  • Property Jargon Demystified

    21 November 2018

    If you’re buying, selling or letting, property jargon can leave you scratching your head in confusion. Don’t worry, it’s a common problem. Long and wordy documents, quick-talking professionals and the different parties involved can leave you flustered by the terminology.

  • Why Open House Events are Most Likely to Sell Your Home

    05 November 2018

    Open house events are an increasingly popular way to sell your home and if carried out effectively, can contribute to a smooth and stress-free selling process.

  • Budget 2018: How will it affect you?

    02 November 2018

    Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s 2018 Budget was announced earlier this week and with it came some positive changes to housing and planning. In addition to the expected extension of Help to Buy, Mr Hammond introduced a number of new initiatives which should stimulate the housing market.

  • What could the 2018 Budget mean for homeowners?

    26 October 2018

    The chancellor will outline the government's plans for tax and spending for the new financial year this Monday – so what could this mean for homeowners? It's predicted that buy-to-let landlords may be the most affected by this Autumn's Budget, with possible changes to stamp duty, tenancy agreements and capital gains tax. It's hoped that whatever's suggested will help to stimulate the housing market, rather than hinder it.

  • How to Avoid Becoming a 'Mortgage Prisoner'

    16 October 2018

    Buying your first property can be a struggle, so when you finally conquer the first rung on the ladder you’ll undoubtedly relax (and rightly so!) The problem that many homeowners are encountering, is that when their current fixed-rate mortgage deal comes to the end of its fixed term, they are finding themselves trapped in expensive variable-rate mortgages with nowhere to turn.

  • 5 Tips to Help Prevent Your Sale Falling Through

    08 October 2018

    Your offer is accepted, you go through the lengthy legal process and you’re ready to exchange contracts. But then you get the phone call you’ve been dreading… the sale has fallen through. Not only have you racked up a huge legal bill but you also have to endure the emotional and practical implications.

  • Can Saving Pennies Lead to Your Dream Home?

    03 October 2018

    We all know that a big deposit will go a long way in helping you to buy your dream home. The common belief is that we have to obtain a lump sum of money to get us there, although small savings along the way can help too.

  • Let’s help people beat cancer at our Macmillan Coffee Morning

    18 September 2018

    Once again, your local branch of Cubitt & West is taking part in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September, to help raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support.

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