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10 handy tips when viewing a property

Monday 7th March 2016

Would you spend just 20 minutes viewing a property that is going to be your home for many years? Some buyers do – and live to regret it. Here are 10 handy tips when viewing a property. 1. Explore the local neighbourhood – remember the old adage – the three most important factors are location… Read More

Beat the April stamp duty hikes!

Thursday 14th January 2016

You may have heard about the stamp duty changes that were announced in the Autumn Statement in 2015. If you haven’t, stamp duty rates are set to rise a whopping 3% on all buy to let purchases. Read More

York - Where the smart money bought

Monday 2nd November 2015

Savvy property investors who moved into the buy-to-let space 12 months ago and have reaped the rewards from buying in areas that combined sensible house prices with subsequently soaring rents. Read More

41 Reasons Living In York Ruins You For Life

Tuesday 18th August 2015

If you are visiting our website, this probably means that you either live in York or would like to live in York? Either way, the link below showcases both outstanding photography as well as some of the main reasons we all love this great city so much. Enjoy! Read More

Happy at Home

Thursday 13th August 2015

York has once again been named as one of the happiest places to live in Great Britain. The rightmove ‘Happy at home index’ asked nearly 25,000 people to rank 12 distinct factors about where they live. York ranked 4th out of 130 places in Great Britain with neighbouring Harrogate taking the number 1 spot. Safety… Read More

York tops the capital growth list according to recent research

Wednesday 8th July 2015

York has been named as the number one location when it comes to capital growth in the U.K with the rest of the top 5 areas all from the South East. The housing market in York has always stood out when compared to other cities in Yorkshire and indeed the North but latest research suggests… Read More

Living the high life at Biba House

Tuesday 14th April 2015

Living the high life at Biba House 3:20pm Thursday 9th April 2015 Do you fancy living the dream in a glamorous city-centre apartment? Biba House may be the ultimate lifestyle choice, says Brian Page. IMAGINE this. You’ve had a hard day at work and you’ve earned yourself an evening’s entertainment. You arrive home, shower in… Read More

Hat-trick of deals for city centre estate agents Lancaster Samms

Monday 23rd March 2015

THREE contracts from property developers to sell almost £5 million of new homes in York have been won by estate agents Lancaster Samms. Read More

What is the new Help-to-Buy ISA and could it help you get on the housing ladder?

Saturday 21st March 2015

At this week’s Budget, the big news for anyone hoping to buy a house for the first time was the announcement of a Help-to-Buy ISA. So what is it? Read More

New website launched

Monday 12th January 2015

Lancaster Samms are pleased to announce the launch of their new responsive website. Designed and built by Castlegate IT, our new website features a clean and modern look and feel... Read More