New Help to Buy Scheme is up and running Posted On 26 January 2021

Homes England has announced that first-time buyers can now apply for the new Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme   The Help to Buy scheme has been around for a while now, however, from the 16th December last year, the new Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme has been open for applications from first-time buyers …

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What our customers say Posted On 25 January 2021

Well done everyone at our Knowle branch!! #Review #5Star #EstateAgent   Another great review for our Solihull team 👏#Review #5Star #EstateAgent  

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We’re hiring! Posted On 25 January 2021

Xact Homes are currently seeking a FULL time Sales Negotiator to join our fantastic Knowle Team. Previous experience in Estate Agency is essential. Hours will be Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm with Saturdays on a Rota basis. The role will be varied to include; negotiating property sales, arranging and undertaking viewings, diary management, liaising …

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The beloved annual tradition. Posted On 25 January 2021

Robert Burns is a national icon and beloved Scottish hero, but do you know why? Poetry is far from dead, and so is Scottish tradition, especially when it comes to this poet who forever changed nations’, ways of thinking. Once the magical Christmas dust has settled, and the New Year’s celebratory confetti has finally fallen …

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Figures show healthy start to year for property market Posted On 22 January 2021

Online giant pinpoints reasons for upsurge hours after hopes to extend Stamp Duty deadline hit a snag   Latest figures show the property market has made a buoyant start to the new year – thanks to the Stamp Duty holiday, virtual viewings and other innovative ways estate agents are helping buyers and renters. Rightmove, the …

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Dancer offers free virtual lessons to keep Solihull moving during lockdown Posted On 22 January 2021

A SOLIHULL dancer is doing her bit to keep the nation moving with her online dance classes.   Danni Cash, artistic director and choreographer of Dc2 Entertainment and Dance Company, has launched a free Saturday morning virtual dance class to lift spirits during the latest lockdown.   The Facebook live classes, Saturday Shimmy Live, take …

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Low-deposit mortgages return Posted On 21 January 2021

  A four-fold rise in mortgage products for homeowners with a 10% deposit   Since last summer there has been a four-fold increase in low-deposit mortgage products available. The low-deposit mortgage products, which offer deposits as low as 10%, will offer some relief to first-time buyers.   Last September there were only 44 mortgage products …

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New Bedroom DIY and Decorating Ideas Posted On 20 January 2021

Is your bedroom due an upgrade? Check out the hot, new trends for 2021   It’s the New Year, which means new beginnings. Now is the perfect time for a change of scenery within your own four walls. So if you fancy giving your bedroom a makeover, but are stuck on ideas, here are a …

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Three ways to keep positive during lockdown 3.0 Posted On 19 January 2021

Lockdown 3.0 is proving tougher than the previous two for many, so we have some ideas to keep your spirit’s lifted   There is no denying it, lockdown 3.0 is tough. Families up and down the country are struggling with finances, boredom, loss of ambition and their mental health. Unlike last year, this lockdown has …

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House of Commons to debate extension of Stamp Duty Holiday Posted On 18 January 2021

  Big week ahead for home buyers as the Chancellor considers a Stamp duty holiday extension   A petition to extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional six months has reached over 110,000 signatures, and the House of Commons has now confirmed that there will be a debate on the issue.   The Chancellor …

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The hottest new books to look out for this year! Posted On 15 January 2021

2021 promises to be a literary gold mine. Here we take a look at the books have got us excited this year…   2020 brought us some fantastic books. Whether it was a non-fiction autobiography such as Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, or the prequel to the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins or something more political …

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Solihull-born rapper to star in Dancing On Ice 2021 Posted On 15 January 2021

32-year-old rapper will star on the dancing show starting Sunday evening   With Strictly and I’m a Celeb a distant memory, we could all do with some good, old-fashioned entertainment on our screens. And with the return of Dancing on Ice on Sunday, we have got our wish.   The line up this year is …

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National newspaper launches campaign to extend the Stamp Duty Holiday Posted On 14 January 2021

  Prime Minister’s old workplace launches the campaign called, ‘Stamp out the Duty,’ today.   The Daily Telegraph, the old workplace of Boris Johnson and considered a strong influence on the current government, is ‘calling on the Treasury to avoid penalising thousands of homebuyers at a time when mortgage lenders are already demanding vast deposits …

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Don’t just sit there, DO SOMETHING! Posted On 13 January 2021

It’s a new year and time to try something new. But just how daring will you be? Bucket lists have an air of morbid finality, a list of ‘must-do’ ambitions before that date with destiny. However, a schedule of mind-expanding, physically demanding experiences might be the ideal psychological boost required as we try to shake …

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Dress yourself happy Posted On 12 January 2021

Stuck at home all day looking at the grey sky at your window? Dress your way to happiness this month and lighten your mood.   Lockdown is tough. Especially this one which has fallen in the middle of winter. That hour of exercise doesn’t look so appealing when the rain is falling and the wind …

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