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Online or Traditional?

Wednesday 19th September 2018

With many new online agents popping up throughout the internet, capitalising on their inexpensive sales service and hooking in sellers to use this route instead of the traditional high street agent, we have set out below the points and pitfalls many sellers don’t consider when appointing an online agent to sell their home.  Remember, for… Read More

How to make an offer

Saturday 7th July 2018

Once you have found the property of your dreams, the next step is to make an offer. If you are submitting your offer to Lancaster Samms (or any other agent) you can usually do so verbally, either in person or by phone, or on occasion we might request this in writing. We are then obliged to… Read More

Your home in our hands

Thursday 17th May 2018

We are delighted to be featured in the June edition of the Yorkshire Living magazine, showcasing our office and the team behind the success.  Click on the article link below to read more (page 48). Read More

5 tips for getting your property ready to sell

Saturday 21st April 2018

With the temperatures soaring into double figures at the moment, the spring months  here and are a great time to consider selling your property.  The York market is continuing to show good activity and with stock levels of good family houses still fairly low, now is a great time to consider selling. Before you get… Read More

York on top - York tops The Sunday Times 'Best Places to Live' poll.

Monday 19th March 2018

York on top – York tops The Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Live’ poll. At Lancaster Samms we have always been proud of our city and agree with the nation when they say it is the best place to live in the U.K. Full Sunday Times article below.   Read More

Rightmove release their updated House Price Index

Tuesday 20th February 2018

The property market appears to be making a positive increase in activity in time for the spring market. Rightmove have just released their updated House Price Index, summarised below. Demand for housing remains resilient, with an active start to 2018. Indeed, the number of monthly visits to Rightmove in January is at its highest ever… Read More

New year, new home?

Thursday 4th January 2018

With a new year here and the Christmas decorations put away, many homeowners will be contemplating a house move.  January can be a great time of year giving everyone a ‘fresh start and new beginnings’ feeling. January is always a good time of year to start looking for your new home, with many homeowners asking… Read More

Christmas Greetings from all at Lancaster Samms

Thursday 21st December 2017

May this Christmas end the present year on a wonderful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from all the team at Lancaster Samms. Read More

Looking after your home over the winter months

Tuesday 5th December 2017

With the nights drawing darker and colder at this time of year, its very important to look after your home, especially if unoccupied. These tips should help to prevent the bitter cold causing you problems with your property. Insulate pipes The biggest step you can take to ensure your property doesn’t become damaged as the… Read More

Budget 2017 - Stamp duty abolished for all first time buyers up to £300,000

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has confirmed “With effect from today for all first-time buyer purchases up to £300,000, I am abolishing stamp duty altogether.” The Chancellor’s announcement on stamp duty for some first-time buyers was part of his efforts to solve the housing crisis. The Budget said: “The government will permanently exempt first time buyers… Read More