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

Date: 30/06/2012
30
Jun

Buying versus Renting

Following on from my theme last week regarding newspaper articles another report I noted was the cost of buying a house as against renting one.This was for Barclays Bank and they reckon it costs nearly £200,000 more to rent for life than...

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Date: 29/06/2012
29
Jun

Greed is Good

When Michael Douglas as Gordon Gecko in the 1980s film, Wall Street, said, "Greed is good" it seemed a rather shocking statement.  Well, greed is rather good in property. Greed – or to put it more gently, ambition - fires the market. It is...

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Date: 25/06/2012
25
Jun

Good and Bad News

An interesting and perhaps gloomy prediction I noted in the Sunday Telegraph over the weekend was a report from an expert at Coutts Bank (The Queen’s Bank) predicting that house prices would fall by 11%.   The article did make comment about the report...

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Date: 1/06/2012
1
Jun

Beward of Greeks Bearing Debts!

The Euro zone is in crisis.  We really are in a quandary over austerity versus growth.  The French disagree with the Germans and the British disagree with everybody.  What should we think or do?In London there is little doubt...

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Date: 23/04/2012
23
Apr

Betting Game

On Saturday we asked all the staff and their families to a day at the local point to point.  The Partners (or more truthfully their wives) put on a lavish picnic and lots of drinks.  It was a small gesture to thank them all for the support they have...

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Date: 20/04/2012
20
Apr

Planning for the future

The Government's new planning proposals have had a rough ride over the past few months and rightly so.  Early drafts were not promising and they threatened disjointed, short sighted and self-serving policies.   All is not yet crystal clear. ...

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Date: 14/03/2012
14
Mar

WANTED

Due to a high increase in residential sales, Oswestry Office urgently require new stock. If you are thinking of selling or having difficulty in selling please contact...

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Date: 24/11/2011
24
Nov

Stocking Filler

Stocking FillerAnthony Wood of Samuel Wood & Co takes a look at the property market this December and suggests that this is just the time to pick up a seasonal bargain.December can sometimes be a bit of a non-month in the...

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Date: 2/11/2011
2
Nov

Guy Fawkes Was Right

Guy Fawkes Was RightAnthony Wood from Samuel Wood & Co looks at some explosive ways to get the market moving this autumn.Guy Fawkes was right - up to a point.  The bit about assassinating the sovereign was certainly a step...

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Date: 3/10/2011
3
Oct

New Home by Christmas

New Home by Christmas The race is on. The holiday gear has been put away for another year. The children are back at school. Mince pies and Christmas decorations are already on the supermarket shelves. It must be October, and the rush for some is to...

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Date: 1/09/2011
1
Sep

Back to School

Back to SchoolIt is often normal for house sales to quieten in August as everyone is on holiday and for renewed activity in September once children are back at school and prospective purchasers look to move into their new homes prior to Christmas.  The...

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Date: 1/09/2011
1
Sep

Scramble

ScrambleThere is a lot of scrambling going on at the moment. Scrambling for university places, scrambling to recover from riots, and scrambling to handle trading, employment, banking and international currency difficulties.On...

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Date: 31/08/2011
31
Aug

End of Term Test

End of Term TestThis has nothing to do with Estate Agency so please stop reading if you were expecting some update on the property market. I bought my wife a labrador last year so she could accompany me on my rural pursuits. I have been training dogs for quite...

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Date: 31/08/2011
31
Aug

M25

The other week my wife and I went to a nephew’s wedding in Kent, an excellent day it was too!  On the way we called in at the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace, which is a fantastic show.   I wasn’t sure that my wife was that keen to...

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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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