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Selling a £1M PLUS home in 2021?  Beat the rush….

Sales of “Million Pound” homes have continued to surge since “Lockdown One” for us here at Wilkinson Grant. Agency Principal, Roger Wilkinson, says “This sector of the market was already gathering pace, even before Covid, but as more and more buyers look for more space and a lifestyle change, we have seen a significant step-up in £900,000 plus property sales in this local area. ...

Looking at Exeter from an investors perspective

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Exeter was the sort of place that didn’t seem to hold much appeal to anyone other than canny local property investors. But today it’s a different story! ...

What's going to happen with the Exeter residential property market in 2021?

If I had a pound for every time someone has asked me questions like “What’s happening with the property market?” or What’s happening with house prices?” or IS it a good time to sell? To buy? Or, to invest in residential property? – I would be a rich man! ...

Why People don't move, even if they want to?

2020 has seen many changes to our industry and we at Wilkinson Grant are well read in the impact this has had on demand for property benefitting from home office space, south facing gardens, great commuter access and a change in lifestyle. We are also able to follow all guidelines in place for protecting our clients, staff and NHS while maintaining the highest levels of service to all. ...

A Home Mover’s Dilemma - What to do first, find or sell?

Moving home is driven with emotion, we are here to help get the logical bit out the way. We hate when our customers miss out on a property they love due to not being able to secure the purchase. ...

Can you still move home in Lockdown 3?

We understand you may still have questions about your home move and have a team of experts happy to help and answer any questions we can, so please get in touch if you have concerns about your property move or want reassurance on how we can do this while keeping you, our staff and the NHS safe. ...

Is Your Estate Agent closed over the Christmas Holidays?

The Christmas holiday period is one of the busiest periods of the year for people searching for property online – yet, puzzlingly, many agents choose to “shut up shop” between Christmas and New Year –  leaving frustrated would-be buyers unable to arrange a viewing or even get a response to an enquiry! ...

HMRC changes SDLT guide - buy to let investors may have overpaid

“We believe that it is vital to clarify exactly what the law means, to ensure that taxpayers are not at risk of paying too much tax, simply because the Revenue choose to word their guidance in a manner which favours them. ...

ATTENTION BUT-TO-LET INVESTORS AND SECOND-HOME OWNERS

As many second home and investment property owners will already be aware, with the Chancellor looking for ways to balance the books,  there is growing speculation that an increase in the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rate may be on the cards. ...

Time is running out to beat the Stamp Duty Holiday end deadline.

With a reported over half a million sales currently “in the system” (up 44% on this time last year) - a ballooning backlog of conveyancing, combined with delays in surveys and processing mortgage applications, time is rapidly running out to get sales completed before the March 31st 2021 deadline. ...