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It is widely accepted that it can be difficult for first time buyers to make their way on to the property ladder. This is why it is good to see that there is a growing level of assistance being offered to first time buyers. In November of 2017, the Government announced that stamp duty would be removed for first time buyers when the price of property was less than £300,000. There was also an announcement that first-time buyers purchasing a property between the price of £300,000 and £500,000 would pay a reduced amount of stamp duty.

At Austin Property Services, we take immense pleasure in being local estate agents with considerable knowledge of the area we serve. We believe that local knowledge is essential when it comes to providing the best service for our clients and if you have any queries about the local market or area, please get in touch.

You would think that more mortgage types would be of benefit to the marketplace. After all, the more choice that people have to select from, the more likely it is that they will find an option that is ideal for their needs. Of course, not all mortgages are equal, and there is a mortgage type that is not as popular, or as prominent, as it used to be. However, there are some suggestions that interest only mortgages are being discussed, which could see them coming back in 2018.

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When it comes to finding the right Weymouth estate agent for your needs, there are so many things to consider. Your needs and expectations are likely to be different from other people’s, which means that the ideal option for a friend or colleague may be wrong for you. This is why before you focus on which estate agent to use you need to first focus on what you are looking for in an estate agent.

Dorset Property Market: What’s Hot In 2018?

With the New Year underway, it is understandable that people want to look ahead. Hopefully this year will bring you success and happiness, but there are many different factors that impact on people. It would be fair to say that the housing market will make a lot of people happy and unhappy in the next 12 months, and this is why so many people are keen to see what the market holds in 2018.

At Austin Property Services, we understand the Dorset property market. We are local specialists and we have helped countless buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants achieve their property aims. We know that there are many factors that will impact on the property market throughout the year but equally, there are factors influencing the Dorset market, not the national market, so there is a need to focus the different areas. One of the most commonly asked questions when considering the property market is what area is hot, and we believe that there are few areas of interest in Dorset for the year ahead.

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