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Market outlook is strong

With the demand for rental property on the increase and the sales market experiencing a significant rise in mortgage applications lockdown hasn’t been a deterrent for buyers and renters determined to make a change. The annual price growth is predicted to remain in 2020 with the average sale price up 2.7 per cent, according to […]

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Back to Business…

We are delighted to report that Boxall Brown & Jones have started to get back to business! Last Monday, we opened the main Derby office and a ‘core team’ are managing sales and lettings enquiries.

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Coronavirus COVID-19

The 24th March 2020 will live long in the memory, being the day the UK closed for business. Absolutely the right decision in my opinion and although painful, distressing and incredibly worrying, the fear of carrying on as normal, ignoring a new viral killer and watching it’s deadly effects is far greater. The safety and […]

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Market Fever! Rightmove records highest-ever January price rise

There’s been an average asking price rise of 2.3 per cent in the past four weeks – the biggest ever increase recorded by Rightmove in its 18 years operating an asking price index. The figure is based on almost 65,000 properties marketed between December 8 and january 11 – so the vast majority were after […]

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Why multi-million-pound expansion of brick manufacturer Forterra is good news for Derbyshire housebuilder

PRESS RELEASE THE multi-million-pound expansion of brick manufacturer Forterra’s Desford plant in Leicestershire – which will see the plant produce an estimated 180 million bricks a year on completion – is positive news for the company building Derbyshire housing development Deer Park. Ginnis New Homes has used Forterra’s Butterley Brick to build its brand-new homes […]

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New house, familiar surroundings for Deer Park’s newest residents

THE convenience of a shiny new house was what appealed most to Deer Park residents Chris and Ruth Chaplin when they were hunting for the perfect home. The pair – who previously lived in a barn conversion, less than half a mile away from Deer Park – came across the Derbyshire development during a country […]

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Four out of five searches ‘now completed within 10 working days’

There’s been a dramatic improvement in the speed of searches being completed and returned by local authorities, the government claims. Housing minister Heather Wheeler says that last year she wrote to all local authorities saying that extensive search delays were unacceptable to the government, which wanted to speed up the house buying process across a […]

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Brexit: Jargon-busting guide to the key terms

(Taken from the BBC website) Confused by all the Brexit jargon in the news? Here’s a glossary to demystify commonly used EU-related terms. 12 key terms No deal A no-deal Brexit would mean the UK leaving the European Union and cutting ties immediately, with no agreement at all in place. If MPs do not approve […]

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Buyers should ‘not be able to walk away from deals’ with impunity because they don’t like the avocado bath

Buyers should not be able to pull out of transactions without financial repercussions “just because they have decided that they do not like the avocado bathroom suite”, the housing minister has said. At the Council for Licensed Conveyancers conference yesterday, housing minister Heather Wheeler said that reservation agreements, by which sellers and buyers pay deposits […]

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DEER PARK

  PRESS RELEASE January 2019  Ginnis New Homes ticks all the boxes when it comes to meeting demands of eco-conscious home buyers  Eco-friendliness is the most desired feature in a new home, according to a recent study – and a Derbyshire housing development is ticking all the boxes when it comes to meeting these demands. […]

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2018 – An end of year summary

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again and an opportunity to reminisce over events of the year. Well then, where to start?  2018 has certainly delivered some lovely moments that the entire nation has seemingly supported. “It” didn’t come home in the end but what a great job Gareth Southgate and his young squad […]

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Tis’ Almost the Season

And in the spirit of spreading cheer, Agents Giving’s winter coat campaign is back for 2018, helping to collect unwanted winter warmers for those in need. Last year Agents Giving had a fantastic response to its Winter Coat Drive, which saw the collection of a record 4500 coats in total – that’s more than 500 […]

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Homes Cost More Using ‘Help To Buy’

  First-time buyers using Help to Buy are paying almost 10 per cent more for their properties than those buying new builds without the scheme, new research suggests. Figures from reallymoving.com reveal that first time buyers using the scheme are paying on average, eight per cent more than those buying new homes without using the […]

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121,500 first time buyers since stamp duty cut

A government announcement this morning claims 121,500 first time buyers have taken advantage of the stamp duty cut introduced at the November Budget. They have apparently saved a total of £284m in the period from the introduction of the cut up until June 30. The government forecasts that over the next five years, the policy […]

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Full Time Lettings Negotiator Required

Boxall Brown & Jones has a vacancy for a full time negotiator in their busy and expanding Lettings Department. As Lettings Negotiator you will be responsible for booking viewings and market appraisals, undertaking inventories and checkout reports,  handling of deposit returns and disputes and all the legal administration relating to property management. The right candidate will be […]

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Help To Buy

RIPLEY COMMUNITY LOOK SET TO BENEFIT FROM POPULAR HELP TO BUY SCHEME Homebuyers looking to buy a brand new home in the Ripley area are now able to benefit from the government-backed Help to Buy scheme, as Ginnis New Homes announces that the popular 5 per cent scheme is available at its Deer Park development. […]

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A Higher Professional Standard

A HIGHER PROFESSIONAL STANDARD The Government has announced a series of measures which aim to drive up standards and bring an end to rogue estate agents. Housing Secretary, Sajid Javid MP has announced today, Sunday 8 April 2018, that all agents will be required to hold a professional qualification. The measures, which follow the Government’s […]

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The Art Of Negotiation….

Chris Birds of Boxall Brown & Jones explains the all-important third phase in a property negotiation. Most, if not all, property negotiations run on similar lines. The first phase is the easy and fun bit. Both sides get to shout at each other, dig their heels in, complain how unreasonable the other side is being, […]

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Staff supporting “Friends of the baby unit”

The staff at Boxall Brown & Jones wearing their Christmas jumpers proudly to support the “Friends of the baby unit” Merry Christmas to all.

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