On 01 April 2016, The Treasury will introduce new stamp duty rates for anyone purchasing a second home. Those affected by the increase in stamp duty include anyone buying a holiday home, purchasing a buy to let investment, parents purchasing for their children and couples who are purchasing a home together where one of them may already own a home.  […]

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David Cowburn Explains the Importance of Floorplans

We have always know that floorplans are important.  If a vendor has chosen to use a room for a particular purpose then a photograph alone can make it difficult for a prospective purchaser to envisage that room being used for anything else. Let me give you an example.  I recently visited a beautiful family home […]

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Row the Amazon – Congratulations They Did it!

Some of you may have read in our July newsletter how Armitstead Barnett were supporting a 5 man team in their attempt to row the Amazon in 30 days. In fact they completed the 2100 miles in 28.5 days and it is understood to be the fasted unsupported row of the River Amazon.  They also raised […]

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Armitstead Barnett Spread Their Wings

I am pleased to be able to announce that Armitstead Barnett will be opening their South Cumbria office in Summer 2016.  The key members of the team have already been identified and we are delighted that John Hughes from North West Auctions will be joining us. John has been working between the Lancaster and Kendal […]

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How to winter-proof your home

With the cold weather now upon us RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) is advising homeowners to check their properties to help stop the harsh weather taking its toll on their property, heating and maintenance bills. 

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£8,600 Per Square Foot…

An areas’ success or indeed variation in prices, from a property market perspective, are often measured in £ per square metre or £ per square foot.

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