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News

Helping our Local Charities

Here at John Smale & Co we like to help local charities where and when we can. With 2020 being a particularly hard year for charities it has been a pleasure to donate to the “Over and Above” local Hospital Charity’s current appeal.  This current appeal, “North Devon Cancer and Wellbeing Centre Appeal” is to raise much needed funds to build a new state of the art information and support centre...

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Market Comment

Nearly the end of November and creeping towards the end of the 2nd lockdown! We are trading but with locked doors and are still taking lots of calls, conducting distanced viewings, valuations and virtual property inspections. The market continues to be buoyant with buyers prepared to visit a single house (often after watching the virtual tour we provided) and then making an offer. They are very...

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Busy Day for Completions

Getting everything ready for a busy day of "completions" and some special treats for our vendors and purchasers.

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4 Week Lockdown - We are still here to help

The property market will continue to be open during the current 4 week lockdown.  The Government Regulations specifically state that activities relating to the property sector are "allowed to continue under exemption to leaving your home" and that you are allowed to undertake the following activities in connection with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of a residential or commercial property...

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Stamp Duty Holiday - Time is running out to meet the deadline!

If you want to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday, you will have to place your property on the market now, to have a chance to sell your home before the 31 March 2021 deadline. The average time it takes to complete on a property once an offer is accepted is 12 weeks, so the March deadline will soon rapidly be upon us. Bearing in mind things often don’t go quite to plan, with many hurdles on...

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Another Happy Home Owner

Pleased to see lots of exchanges and completions today. One happy purchaser with Toby receiving his welcome move in pack. Socially distant of course, behind our Covid19 screens supplied by Design Shop. Lots of activity still in the market as people are keen to have the benefits of living in North Devon. Who can blame them!

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Getting your Home Ready to Sell

A good article to read if you are looking to sell your home.    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/articles/property-news/how-do-i-get-my-...

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Stamp Duty Cut Announced

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced that with immediate effect from today until 31 March 2021, buyers will pay no Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on the first £500k when they move home. Unveiling today’s mini-Budget, he said the changes would take effect immediately, cutting the average stamp duty bill by £4,500, with 9 out of 10 house buyers paying no stamp duty at all.

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Market Update

Watch our video giving a brief update from the office, https://youtu.be/_IuMv7Oe00w

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OUR OFFICE IS NOW OPEN

Following the recent government announcement we are now able to open the office and re-commence viewings and valuations. We would request for now that any visit to the office, an appointment is made in advance. Only one visitor at a time will be allowed. Social distancing measure are in place in the office to protect our customers and staff.  The office hours are still slightly reduced;...

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