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UK New Builds – On The Up

Over the last 20 years new build completions have accounted for approximately 10% of of the total number; within the last year this has increased to 11% and is still rising. 27% of all new build completions have been possible with the support of the Help to Buy scheme allowing first time buyers to purchase […]

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Carter Croft, Freckleton – 4 Plots Remaining!

Carter Croft is a delightful development just outside the village of Freckleton.  We have just 4 plots remaining, with good levels of interest. Plot 1 is open 12pm-2pm on Saturday and Sunday where you have the opportunity to look at the quality of a build by Tyson Construction. Plots 1-3 offer great family accommodation and […]

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What did Laurence Llwellyn-Bowen says about this house………

The Haven was custom built in 1937 since then it has only had four owners, one of whom was our very own Mr Armitstead! The current owners have lived there for 14 years during which time it has been featured on TV, being described by Laurence Llwellyn-Bowen as ‘amazing’! It was also home to a giant marquee for the owners’ […]

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ARMITSTEAD BARNETT TOPS THE AGENTS LIST!

March was a particularly busy month for Armitstead Barnett with many of our vendors and purchasers wishing to complete on the sale and purchase of property in time for the Easter holiday and also ahead of the changes in Stamp Duty rates. This resulted in a great deal of Sold Board being displayed.  In fact according […]

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Rentals – An Overview

The rental market has been consistently busy over the last few months.  As properties for sale move, the rental market gains a wider range of tenants.  Whilst this allows landlords to find the right tenant for their property, it does mean that tenants must move fast and show themselves off as being a good tenant. […]

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NEW STAMP DUTY RATES FOR SECOND HOMES

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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