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A collection of Samuel Wood & Co's most recent news and events

Date: 31/08/2011
31
Aug

Septic tanks

Septic  TanksI apologise if you are just sitting down to your 'wheataflakes' and come across this topic, but for anyone who has a septic tank drainage system, reading this could save you a large fine.The Environment Agency has a new...

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Date: 29/07/2011
29
Jul

Top of the Class

Top of the ClassEveryone knows that selling houses is like shelling peas. Right? Estate agents have it easy. They just put up a board – that advertises themselves - and the property is as good as gone at its ambitious asking price. And...

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Date: 22/07/2011
22
Jul

The Post Lady

The post lady and I have been getting to know each other rather well recently but, before you jump to conclusions, I should explain that in the town of Craven Arms we are blessed or blighted (depending on your view) with 3 firms of Agents.  We have...

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Date: 15/07/2011
15
Jul

Nonsense of the Month

  NONSENSE OF THE MONTH Many of you will be aware that the HIP (Home Information Pack) has been abolished, but a hangover from the HIPS is the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate).  There is an EU directive that all properties, either...

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Date: 15/07/2011
15
Jul

Clun

  Clun Considered by many to be one of the prettiest villages in South Shropshire and we have been very successful in selling properties in that area.  Just last week, we agreed sales on 2 properties in the village.I can...

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Date: 7/07/2011
7
Jul

A Friend in Need

Anthony Wood of Samuel Wood and Co looks at just who your friends are when it comes to selling property. One expert says that house prices will rise next year and then continue to do so for some years to come. Another says that house prices are 30% overvalued...

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Date: 4/07/2011
4
Jul

Amanda's Diary

AMANDA’S DIARY!!I was at an excellent party the other evening and bumped into David and Amanda Gray.  I am sure many will remember the excellent niche Estate Agents they ran in Ludlow until they had the foresight to sell out!  ...

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Date: 13/06/2011
13
Jun

It's Tough at the Bottom

It's Tough at the Bottom Anthony Wood of Samuel Wood & Co looks at what it takes to reach the top in property. It's been a tough season in the football Premier League. As if the fight...

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Date: 4/03/2011
4
Mar

Property and Prejudice

Anthony Wood of Samuel Wood & Co comments on how the continued reticence of the banks to offer sensible mortgages - other than to those with large deposits - may risk changing the way many of us look at property ownership.   It is a truth...

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Date: 3/08/2010
3
Aug

Do You feel Lucky?

Do You Feel Lucky?   Anthony Wood of Samuel Wood & Co comments on the property market as the autumn market approaches. Some people are naturally gifted with clothes or plants or DIY or cooking.  Others are less so....

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Date: 1/07/2010
1
Jul

A Game of Two Halves

A Game of Two Halves   Anthony Wood of Samuel Wood & Co comments on the property market after a busy Spring. What a game!  The English have long been used to the highs and especially the lows of their national obsession....

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Date: 1/06/2010
1
Jun

Running on Empty

Anthony Wood of Samuel Wood & Co sees more buyers returning to the property market but knows that many more would join them if they could secure a mortgage. A property industry without mortgage funds is about as useless as a motor industry without fuel...

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Date: 1/04/2010
1
Apr

Moving for Schooling

Moving For Schooling     Anthony Wood of Samuel Wood & Co comments on an increasingly important factor in the property market. Forget about April showers, in the property market it's the brainy season.  In...

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Date: 4/03/2010
4
Mar

Let the waiting games begin.

Let The Waiting Games Begin Anthony Wood of Samuel Wood & Company comments on a period of stagnation in the property market.Putting off moving until after the summer holidays or waiting until after Christmas are the usual causes...

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Date: 6/01/2010
6
Jan

Events

EventsAnthony Wood of Samuel Wood & Co looks into the options presented by the property market this autumn.Harold Macmillan famously said that the greatest obstacle to political achievement was, "Events, dear boy, events".  He...

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