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Reaction to the scrapping of Stamp Duty

by Tim Downing on 23rd November 2017
Pygott & Crone Director Tim Downing, reacting to today’s Autumn Budget said: “Although Mr Hammond kept us waiting until the end of the Budget, the housing crisis was significantly addressed today and, arguably the biggest announcement of the speech – the scrapping of stamp duty for first time buyers on properties under £300,000 – was also held back until the end...
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UK Agent of the Year opens 24-7

by Paul Wood on 22nd November 2017
Pygott and Crone launch new 24/7 service and win top UK industry award...
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Pygott & Crone Looks Forward To National Estate Agency Conference and Exhibition

by Paul Wood on 2nd November 2017
The Pygott & Crone team will soon be heading to London for the Relocation Agent Network National Conference and Exhibition...
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MIPIM UK 2017 – we came, we saw, we conquered

by Tim Downing on 27th October 2017
I’m very pleased to report that we’ve had another successful year at MIPIM UK – which was held at Olympia, London between 18 – 19 November...
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by Tim Downing on 18th October 2017
2017 has been a strong year for the Midlands, and I can’t wait to share the good news with my real estate colleagues at Olympia Hall in London at this year’s MIPIM UK, which is a two day event attended by thousands of property professionals from across the UK...
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Best Estate Agent in Region Award Nomination

by Paul Wood on 13th October 2017
Local estate agent Pygott and Crone from Lincolnshire is pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted by Relocation Agent Network, a national network of selected estate agents, for the 2017 Best Agent East Midlands Region Award...
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Pygott & Crone makes its mark in Nottingham

by Tim Downing on 13th October 2017
This week we had a busy day at the East Midlands Expo – held on Monday (9 Oct) at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, for property, construction, finance and investment firms to network and develop business opportunities in the region...
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Commercial Surveyors – we need you!

by Jasper Caudwell on 10th October 2017
With the growth of our services - and our recent expansion into Nottingham - we are looking out for new talent to strengthen our commercial team...
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Staff to take on new roles following promotion

by Gary Wand on 6th October 2017
Pygott & Crone are proud to announce that two long serving members of its residential sales staff will be taking up new positions within the company this week...
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The question of public estate

by Tim Downing on 20th September 2017
With interest rates being at their current level, it may no longer be in a council’s best interest to simply sell a piece of land or a building which is no longer in use...
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The value of embracing technology in the property sector

by Paul Wood on 11th September 2017
Pygott and Crone is embracing modern technology to give customers an improved, more convenient service...
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Pygott and Crone and Envvy Brave the Shave for Macmillan

by Kevin Scrupps on 22nd August 2017
Pygott and Crone’s team have Braved the Shave for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of their continued support for the charity...
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Where London’s property market slows, the East Midlands prevails

by Tim Downing on 22nd August 2017
Research conducted by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that in the 12 months following the EU referendum, property prices have risen by £10,000 nationally – with the East Midlands being ranked as the second most successful region for property price growth in June...
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by Paul Wood on 8th August 2017
Pygott and Crone from Lincolnshire is delighted to announce that it has helped to raise £1,450 for UK charity, Agents Giving...
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Pygotts Pledges to Support Lincolnshire Town

by Tim Downing on 30th June 2017
Pygott & Crone is proud to be on the Place Board for the Invest Gainsborough programme and I have recently made the pledge to become an economic ambassador for the town which is undergoing a major regeneration plan...
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Lettings fees are scrapped in historic announcement

by Jamie Aspland on 22nd June 2017
Agents are currently paid lettings fees by tenants – an average of £223, according to government figures – to cover references, credit checks and potentially investigating an immigration status...
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New Nottingham Office

by Tim Downing on 19th June 2017
The new office in Gothic House will be used primarily by our growing commercial department, as we seek to employ two new surveyors...
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The value is in the detail

by Lewis Brooks on 21st April 2017
It’s hard to please everyone when decorating your home and it’s especially difficult to know what a prospective buyer will be looking for...
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Holbeach heralds strong property potential

by Jamie Aspland on 10th April 2017
I am the manager of Pygott & Crone's Spalding and Holbeach branches, as well as Lincolnshire's NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) representative...
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The future of retirement

by David Gardner on 28th March 2017
It’s fantastic that residential retirement provision is being recognised by the government and house builders as a sector which needs to expand and provide a better quality of living than has been stereotypically produced in the past...
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Cartus International Real Estate Conference

by Paul Wood on 23rd March 2017
Local estate agent Pygott & Crone, Relocation Agent Network member for Lincolnshire, has just returned from the Cartus Broker Network International Real Estate Conference in Phoenix, Arizona...
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Best Ever MIPIM

by Tim Downing on 22nd March 2017
Best Ever MIPIM: that was the message from Cannes this year...
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The Spring Budget

by Tim Downing on 10th March 2017
The government went into great detail in terms of what it hoped to achieve for housing across the UK in the Autumn Statement so I’m not too surprised that it wasn’t covered in the Budget on Wednesday...
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Making a mark at MIPIM

by Tim Downing on 2nd March 2017
When I initially started going to the week-long event in Cannes 19 years ago the reaction I often had was 'why does an estate agent based in Lincolnshire need to go to MIPIM?' And my response has always been the same - what better place to market Lincolnshire and the fantastic investment opportunities the city and wider county has to offer?...
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How to get a mortgage when you’re single

by Paul Wood on 23rd February 2017
If you’re buying a home on one salary, either as a one income family or as a single applicant you may think your options are limited...
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Lincolnshire’s reaction to the housing white paper

by Ben Sykes on 14th February 2017
The government has outlined its intentions to encourage house builders (particularly small and medium sized developers) to increase activity in a bid to alleviate the housing crisis – implementing a number of methods to make house building more efficient...
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Lincolnshire remains a fantastic location for property

by Tim Downing on 20th December 2016
It’s been a year of considerable ups and downs for all industries and we’re still charting the impact of Brexit and the announcements made during the Autumn Statement...
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Cleethorpes is a hot spot in the property market

by David Gardner on 6th December 2016
I have recently seen a lot of interest in particular postcode areas in Cleethorpes and Grimsby, where I manage two branches of our award-winning estate agency...
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Political landscape acts as catalyst for new breed of rollover land buyers

by William Barker on 30th November 2016
Having more than 20 years of experience in this sector, I have been carefully analysing the market in recent weeks in the wake of the UK referendum on membership of the European Union; together with our experienced agricultural specialists here at Pygott & Crone...
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Autumn Statement: how changes could affect the local property market

by Tim Downing on 23rd November 2016
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has today announced a number of changes in his inaugural Autumn Statement to help improve the affordability of housing and rental homes, but how will these changes impact the property market in Lincolnshire?...
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The Art of Decluttering

by Paul Wood on 23rd November 2016
We all know that feeling when your house becomes so full that you feel like you can’t see the wood for the trees...
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Does it matter if the market is going up or down?

by Paul Wood on 3rd November 2016
If you are buying and selling a home, does it matter if the market is going up or down?...
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Lincoln is named as a buy-to-let hotspot

by Tim Downing on 18th October 2016
The city of Lincoln, home of Pygott & Crone's flagship branch, has this week emerged as one of the most popular places in the country for buy-to-let investors...
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Help to Buy Guarantee Scheme closes on December 31st

by Paul Wood on 14th October 2016
What are your options to buy affordable and discounted homes? The news of the end of one of the government schemes to help people onto the housing ladder may, initially, seem to be bad news for those hoping to get support for their first home or second step with a small deposit...
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Halifax Price Index

by Paul Wood on 11th October 2016
The picture built up from the data is one of a calm market, showing signs of house price growth and stabilisation...
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2016 Third Quarter Market Review

by Paul Wood on 5th October 2016
Quarter 3 Review (July – September) In this newsletter we look at how the property market has adapted to the changes during 2016; first we had the changes to stamp duty for the buy to let market, then Brexit and the uncertainty that was created around the decision to leave Europe...
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How to get a mortgage when you’re self-employed

by Paul Wood on 22nd September 2016
If you’re self-employed and looking for a new mortgage deal, you may be worried that your employment status could limit your borrowing options...
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Help to Buy: Not Just for First-time Buyers

by Paul Wood on 28th July 2016
The Help to Buy Equity Loan is excellent for those looking to move home into a new build property that is no more than £600,000, but who are struggling to find the funds for a deposit...
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2016 First to Second Quarter Review

by Paul Wood on 13th July 2016
Looking back over the first six months of 2016, we have seen a number of key factors that have changed attitudes and some forecasts towards the residential property market...
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Is a sub-1 per cent mortgage rate on the horizon?

by Paul Wood on 13th June 2016
A market war is on the horizon as sub-1 per cent deals draw ever closer...
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The importance of your credit rating when applying for a mortgage

by Paul Wood on 10th May 2016
There are a number of small things you can do that could greatly increase your chances of getting your dream home...
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First Time Buyers Still Need Help

by Paul Wood on 22nd April 2016
In the lead-up to the EU Referendum, the mortgage market has been quietly chugging away in the background...
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The lowest mortgage rates on record and the most choice since 2008

by Paul Wood on 14th April 2016
The fall in mortgage rates comes after the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to keep the Bank of England Bank Rate at 0...
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First Quarter Review

by Paul Wood on 13th April 2016
The opening quarter of 2016 has been very interesting in the residential property market...
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Sellers Don’t Delay!

by Paul Wood on 17th December 2015
The presents have been unwrapped, the Christmas dinner is eaten and the chocolates are being passed round, so what next?… Find a new home for 2016 of course! In our experience, many potential home buyers use the festive period to search for their next home online – so if you’re thinking of selling, don’t miss out, contact us today!...
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Pygott & Crone awarded at The Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2015

by Kevin Scrupps on 14th December 2015
On Friday 4th December, over 650 leading property professionals from throughout the UK attended a glittering ceremony at The Lancaster London Hotel opposite Hyde Park where the winners of the most highly regarded awards in the estate agency industry were revealed...
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Pygott & Crone Splashers at Swimathon 2015

by Paul Wood on 16th November 2015
Pygott & Crone once again supported Sleaford's Rotary Club Swimathon on Saturday 14 November held at the Sleaford Leisure Centre, in aid of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and Sleaford St...
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Pygott & Crone looks forward to National Estate Agency Conference

by Paul Wood on 4th November 2015
The Pygott and Crone team will soon be heading to London for the Relocation Agent Network National Conference...
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New branch in Sleaford

by Kevin Scrupps on 12th October 2015
We are pleased to announce that we have relocated our Sleaford branch to a new building in the town centre, and have said farewell to our old building at 21 North Gate...
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East Midlands Agent of the Year win for Pygott & Crone

by Paul Wood on 7th October 2015
Lincolnshire estate agent, Pygott & Crone, continues to sweep the board as it secures Agent of the Year at last nights (1 October) East Midlands Property Awards...
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Strengthening the Agricultural Team at Pygott & Crone

by Kevin Scrupps on 28th August 2015
Pygott & Crone are very pleased to welcome Camilla Shipley to their busy agricultural department, based in Pygott & Crone's flagship Sleaford Office...
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