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January 14th 2019
Stamp duty facts for First-time buyers and for Shared Ownership
In November 2018 Philip Hammond announced that first-time buyers would have to pay no Stamp Duty on the first £300,000 of a property transaction as long as the property value is £500,000 or under.
January 8th 2019
Are you considering downsizing?
Choosing to downsize once the children have flown the nest can be incredibly liberating especially if it frees up property equity and enables you to do some of the things you have been unable to do in the past such as travelling.
December 4th 2018
Make sure your home is wrapped up for a January sale
If you are thinking about selling your home in the New Year, then make sure that it’s all wrapped up for Christmas. The festive season is always the busiest time of year for people looking to buy a new home. So make sure you don’t leave it too late to get your property ready for the Christmas rush. 
December 3rd 2018
Dream properties selection box 
Here is a taste of some of the wonderful dream properties we have for sale, from modern to the converted we hope you agree that these houses truly are beautiful. 
November 26th 2018
Don't miss Santa's Grotto at Intercounty Bishop's Stortford this Saturday
Intercounty Bishop’s Stortford will be hosting Santa’s Grotto in their office this Saturday the 1st December from 10am to 5pm in association with Bishop’s Stortford Christmas Fayre. 
November 21st 2018
House prices in November 
According to a recent index by Rightmove, sellers Nationally are lowering asking prices in anticipation of the up and coming festive season, which is the busiest time of year for property searches. 
November 15th 2018
Shed away your unwanted clutter
It’s true that one of the things that we have to leave with and deal with in our homes is clutter and what to do with it.
November 12th 2018
What will 2019 bring to home interiors?
It’s at this time of year whether you just love keeping up to date with the latest trends or are part of the design industry that you will start to look ahead to next years fashion trends. 
October 9th 2018
Chelmsford - the best place to live in the East of England 
Chelmsford with its 35 minutes commute into London continues to be one of the most popular City’s to live in for commuters and families. Recently voted Regional winner of the Times Best Places to live in the UK in 2018.
September 25th 2018
Simple and inexpensive ways to save money this winter
If you like most of us have had to heat up your home this week, then you will undoubtedly be thinking about how to save on energy costs throughout the coming winter.
September 19th 2018
Which room in a property would convince you to buy it?
Generally speaking the two most important spaces in a property for buyers are usually the kitchen and the hallway.
July 23rd 2018
Getting the kids on board when moving
Moving home can be an anxious time for everyone involved especially for children if it comes from a breakdown in a relationship, or if they have to change schools and friends.