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

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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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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