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Local Market Comment

Drew Bowler, Manager of the Tadworth Office, says the New Year market has started in a typical brisk fashion, with pent-up demand following the Christmas period, we have had an influx of new applicants eager to find a new home. There is a shortage of available stock on the market in the local area; however we have seen a good increase in valuations, which is a good barometer of future instruction levels.

Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, only last week suggested a delay as to when interest rates will rise. There has been a major shift in opinion from early this year to late 2016 or even into 2017. This has made the mortgage lending market very competitive, with the lenders becoming more flexible in their lending criteria, subject to loan to value size, and certainly some very competitive fixed rate deals.

With the three factors of high demand, low stock levels and competitive fixed rate money put together it is not unusual for buyers to be competing over property. This is resulting in multiple offers being received at, or even above, asking price. If you are contemplating a move in 2016 please phone for a free, no obligation market appraisal. You may be surprised at the current figures being achieved.

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Children's Trust!

Hello to all! We are delighted that Eastons have been kind enough to let us feature in their newsletter. As a local charity to Eastons The Children’s Trust is based in Tadworth and is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury. Providing expert rehabilitation, education, therapy and care at our specialist centre we support children and families across the UK. We also offer services in communities around the country and online support for parents. For more information you can visit our website at

Upcoming events and activities for February 2016 are as follows:

  • Stars of Tomorrow held at Epsom Playhouse 16.02.16 for tickets click here
  • Hot Topics in Paediatric Neurodisability 26.02.16 click for more info here
  • Surrey Schools Concert 28.02.16 for tickets click here
  • Basil and Friends held at Ashtead Memorial Hall 23.02.16 tickets available from Amanda Fashions in Ashtead

We are truly grateful for any contributions and if you have already supported us in the past, thank you so much! If you want more information about fundraising in the community please don’t hesitate to contact us on 

Stamp Duty Explained!

How stamp duty works and who pays it? The stamp duty rates that currently apply Special stamp duty rules for first-time buyers. Ways to reduce your stamp duty bill Click here

Epsom Winter Walk

With Epsom abutting the miles of beautiful country side we are providing a regular featured walk to help you explore this fantastic part of the country. This walk is a 3 mile (5km) circular walk discovering the hidden secrets and natural wonders of Banstead Woods, 250 acres of ancient woodland. Click here

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