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Under the skin of the letting market

Here we share news and views on both the local letting market in & around Oxfordshire and all planned and recent legislation.


Monthly Archives: January 2015

Finders Keepers – Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket

This blog post explains why Finders Keepers is not currently joining OnTheMarket. What is OnTheMarket? It is a new property portal (portal meaning a website which aggregates listings from estate and letting agents) which is trying to challenge the dominance …
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Variety is the spice of life

The variety of quality property in the Oxfordshire market is really quite impressive. When thinking about a rental property, don’t assume they are all standard 2-bedroom apartments. Here we show the range of properties we let and manage across the …
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Training for the Paris marathon in Oxfordshire

Accounts Supervisor Amy Read is training for the Paris Marathon in April 2015. Here, she tells us how she got into running and where she likes to run around Oxfordshire to do her training.

Roads, rail and housing

You might have noticed that Oxfordshire was almost gridlocked in November as multiple roadworks took their toll (no pun intended). Finders Keepers sought out an expert, Mr Peter Headicar, a Reader in Transport Planning at Brookes University, to explain the …
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Pension changes in 2015

Pension regulations will be relaxed come April. Here, Paul Harris from The Oxford Advisory Partnership takes a look at these changes: 

Letting Only Landlord – Experience with Finders Keepers

Mr Curtis has been a Finders Keepers client for 12 years. He owns several properties and manages the tenancies himself (Letting Only), using Finders Keepers Student Letting to source quality tenants. Here, he talks about how to be successful as …
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Are new mortgage rules making it harder to borrow?

  The mortgage market today offers some of the keenest rates that we’ve ever seen. Two-year tracker rates at just over 1%, five-year fixed rates at 2.5% and generous levels of mortgages offered by many lenders are just the start. The problem is, …
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