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Prioritise your search with Keyword Sort

Fri 10 Aug 2018

From utility rooms to walk-in-wardrobes, find your next home easier with our new Keyword Sort feature. .
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GrangeFest 2018

Wed 20 Jun 2018

Anker and Partners proud sponsors of this years GrangeFest..
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Why you should check your credit score before searching for a new home

Wed 06 Jun 2018

Buying or renting a new house can be stressful enough without nasty surprises such as a poor credit rating slowing things down, especially when it may be easy to improve if you know about it in advance..
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Overseas Homes

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Amazing overseas homes this month.
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Property viewings: 9 tips for finding 'the one'

Fri 09 Mar 2018

Buying a home is one of the biggest life decisions you will make, so you want to make sure you get it right. Here are 9 signs to help you know when you’ve found ‘the one’..
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Conveyancing: Advice For Homebuyers

Fri 02 Mar 2018

Are you baffled by property jargon such as the term ‘conveyancing’?.
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Mortgage alert! Top mortgage rates have already started disappearing... why you must act now to beat £500 bill hike

Fri 16 Feb 2018

The rise of interest rates has caused banks to start pulling their best deals Mortgage rates are being tipped to rise by 0.5% - the same as interest rates Borrowers failing to act may pay hundreds of pounds more for their mortgage.
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Seven top tips for today’s first time buyers

Tue 30 Jan 2018

There are ways to make buying your first home easier. Here, OnTheMarket.com and the Money Advice Service explores some of them..
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Happy New Year!

Sun 31 Dec 2017

Wishing you a happy new year with hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come. Happy New Year from us all at Anker and Partners..
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Merry Christmas!

Wed 20 Dec 2017

Merry Christmas Everyone from us all at Anker and Partners. May we take this opportunity to say thank you for your business and support throughout the year and to wish you the very best for the new year to come. Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas. .
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Christmas Opening Hours 2017

Fri 15 Dec 2017

Christmas Opening Hours 2017 and Tenant Information Friday 22nd December - 9am - 12pm Saturday 23rd December - Closed Sunday 24th December - Closed Monday 25th December - Closed Tuesday 26th December - Closed Wednesday 27th December - Closed Thursday 28th December - 9am - 1pm Friday 29th December - 9am - 1pm Saturday 30th December - 9am - 1pm Sunday 31st December - Closed Monday 1st January - Closed.
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Unwrap your perfect home this Christmas

Wed 06 Dec 2017

Unwrap your perfect home this Christmas! Thinking of moving, contact us and we can help you find your perfect home. E-mail us at post@ankerandpartners.co.uk Telephone our office on 01295 271414 Or pop in and see us in our High Street Office 31-32 High Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5ER .
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Stamp duty scrapped on homes up to £300,000 for first time buyers

Thu 23 Nov 2017

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has abolished stamp duty for first time buyers on homes worth up to £300,000..
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Top tips for dealing with the Bank of England’s 0.25% base interest rate rise

Mon 06 Nov 2017

As expected, the Bank of England has raised interest rates by 0.25 per cent to a total of 0.5 per cent – the first rise in 10 years..
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Top tips for reducing condensation

Sat 23 Sep 2017

Condensation can be a headache for property owners and, if you do not get on top of the problem, it can quickly get on top of you..
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Broughton Castle Sportive 2017

Tue 11 Jul 2017

We were pleased to sponsor another successful Broughton Castle Sportive. Well done to the organisers and everyone that took part..
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Bodfest 2017

Mon 10 Jul 2017

Photos from a fantastic day, thoroughly enjoyed by everyone..
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The London & Country Property Show 2017 - Update

Thu 11 May 2017

Anker and Partners were strongly represented at The London and Country Property Show in Chelsea yesterday. This prestigious event presented by The London Office and Country Life welcomed a large number of buyers throughout the day. .
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The London & Country Property Show 2017

Mon 24 Apr 2017

Wednesday 10th May 2017 - Admission Free!.
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On The Markets guide to house price indices

Wed 29 Mar 2017

One month UK house prices fall, then the next, they soar. So which house price indices should you follow?.
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Plans for a £50 million waterfront leisure development in the heart of Banbury have be unveiled.

Tue 21 Mar 2017

The CQ2 development, includes an eight screen cinema, six restaurants, a hotel and food store and is expected to create hundreds of new jobs. The Light Cinema has been confirmed as the leisure anchor tenant and will be joined by restaurants Handmade Burger Company, Zizzi, Chiquito’s and Nando’s in a canal-side setting. Lidl has signed a lease on a 30,000 sq ft food store, while Premier Inn has agreed to open a 117-bed hotel..
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Is your home in an area prone to flooding? What to do if disaster strikes?

Tue 14 Feb 2017

My home is in an area that's prone to flooding. What do I need to do if disaster strikes? Do not touch the electrics - even if the area looks dry - to avoid the risk of electrocuting yourself Avoid exposing items of furniture to extreme levels of heat (in an attempt to dry them out) as this could result in further damage After the flood water has receded, be careful of what you touch as it could be contaminated with viruses such as E.coli or salmonella.
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House prices: Whats in store for 2017?

Wed 25 Jan 2017

OnTheMarket.com reveals expert predictions for the UK housing market in 2017..
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Thu 22 Dec 2016

From All at Anker and Partners .
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Christmas Opening Hours

Thu 22 Dec 2016

Our opening hours over the Christmas period..
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Hugh Grants Former Bachelor Pad For Sale

Mon 28 Nov 2016

We’re a bit disappointed it’s not in Notting Hill given its former resident, but that’s the only downside to Hugh Grant’s former home….
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Sales to first time buyers at highest level on record

Mon 28 Nov 2016

A third of total sales made in October were to first time buyers (FTBs). A nine per cent rise from September and the highest number since records began 16 years ago. .
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2016 - Autumn Statement: Lettings agent fees to be banned

Wed 23 Nov 2016

Lettings agents are to be banned from charging fees to tenants under plans which are to be announced in the chancellors Autumn Statement..
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Tories pledge to build 40,000 more affordable homes in Autumn Statement 2016

Wed 23 Nov 2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond will announce a £1.4bn fund after the number of new affordable homes slumped to its lowest level in 24 years.
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Winter-Proof Your Home SOS

Wed 02 Nov 2016

The weather has turned, you’ve found yourself digging out last year’s electric blanket and it seems Christmas will be upon us in no time. With this in mind, make sure your home is winter-proof against whatever the British weather decides to throws at us! Here are 10 of the best places to start:.
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Spamalot - Banbury Operatic Society - Tickets on Sale

Wed 26 Oct 2016

We are pleased to assist again with the Banbury Operatic Society ticket sales. Pop into our office to purchase your tickets..
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Keeping your home damp free

Fri 21 Oct 2016

For a problem that affects millions of properties, damp is not as well understood as it should be. OnTheMarket.com offers top tips for a dry and healthy home.
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What The Bank Of England Base Rate Cut Means For Mortgage Holders

Tue 04 Oct 2016

Despite being talked about for years, it probably came as a bit of a surprise to most people when the Bank of England announced it was cutting the base rate to 0.25 per cent at the beginning of August..
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Moving to a new area? Top tips to help ease moving house

Tue 13 Sep 2016

Are you thinking about moving across the country to start again in a new area? Or even to start a new job?.
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Buying or selling a property with asbestos?

Thu 04 Aug 2016

Asbestos is a word that can strike fear into a buyer. The fibrous mineral was used widely as a building material. But what risks does it carry? .
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BBC Packing Tips

Wed 20 Jul 2016

Are you moving soon? See the BBC moving guide for some great packing tips.
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3 Ways RICS Home Surveys Pay For Themselves

Thu 07 Jul 2016

Buying a property can be an expensive process and it seems there is an endless list of things to pay for: legal fees, surveyors, mortgage fees, removals etc. Many homebuyers will want to keep costs as low as possible and avoid paying for unnecessary services. So, is an RICS home survey worth paying for?.
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Buying or renting a listed building? Everything you need to know

Fri 10 Jun 2016

Owning a listed property can give a property an edge when it comes to selling. OnTheMarket.com reveals a guide to buying a listed building here..
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10 Secrets To Achieving Show Home Style

Fri 10 Jun 2016

Achieving the stylish, yet effortless look of a show property in our own home can seem impossible, but that’s not so, according to this recent Rightmove blog. .
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Buying Or Selling A Property Affected By Japanese Knotweed?

Tue 24 May 2016

OnTheMarket asked Nic Seal, Environmental Scientist and Managing Director of Environet UK Ltd to provide advice to buyers and sellers alike.
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Can Overpaying Your Mortgage Save You Money?

Fri 20 May 2016

Have you made a resolution to tackle your mortgage in 2016? Do you have any disposable income that could be offset against your mortgage?.
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All You Need To Know About The Lifetime ISA

Fri 06 May 2016

Under 40 and saving for your first home? Then the new Lifetime ISA might be exactly what you are looking for..
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5 Ways To Protect Your Home From Flooding

Mon 02 May 2016

The UK experienced the wettest month ever recorded in December last year so what can you do to ensure your home is better protected against future floods? .
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One in four of today’s first-time buyers will be paying off mortgages in retirement

Fri 29 Apr 2016

Young people have still not given up their dream of home ownership but many are likely to still hold a mortgage in retirement, Halifax has claimed..
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Anker and Partners sponsored football kit being re-used in Sierra Leone!

Thu 21 Apr 2016

After sponsoring Bodicote Beavers Scout Football Team some years ago, this kit, which was also used by Bishop Loveday Primary School has been donated and re-used in Sierra Leone!.
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Oxfordshire Villages The Sibfords and Great Tew make it into top 40 best villages in Britain

Thu 31 Mar 2016

TWO Oxfordshire villages have made it into the top 40 best villages in Britain, according to The Times newspaper. .
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Sky Dive to Raise Funds for the Blue Cross

Mon 29 Feb 2016

Our lovely Ellie will be Sky Diving to raise funds for the Blue Cross Any support would be greatly appreciated.
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Is it cheaper to rent or buy a home?

Wed 24 Feb 2016

If you can’t afford to buy, renting is cheaper. Right? .
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Help to buy scheme

Mon 01 Feb 2016

Who is eligible?.
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Will UK house prices continue to rise in 2016?

Fri 22 Jan 2016

Another new year, another round of brave property predictions but will house prices continue to rise in 2016?.
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Supporting Dogs for Good

Thu 21 Jan 2016

Anker and Partners are delighted to be supporting Dogs for Good. Follow the progress of “Howser” our sponsored Dog..
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UK Stamp Duty - What changes to expect in 2016?

Thu 21 Jan 2016

Stamp Duty Land Tax is a progressive tax which is paid when purchasing a residential property over £125,000 in England, Northern Ireland and Wales (separate Land and Buildings Transaction Tax in Scotland). New Stamp Duty Land Tax rates were introduced in 2014's Autumn Statement, introducing a sliding system based on thresholds and dependent on a property price..
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Factsheet: Mortgages

Wed 15 Apr 2009

A mortgage is a loan from a bank or building society that, because it is so large, is secured against the property you are using it to buy. This means that if you default on your monthly repayments the lender can take your home away from you..
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"My family have been renting out a property through Ankers Lettings department for over 15 Years and have never experienced any problems. Margaret and the team are both friendly and professional and have managed all aspects of the property in an efficient and caring manner. We would highly recommended this agency"
Natasha Conheeney - Landlady

News Archive

August 2018

Prioritise your search with Keyword Sort

June 2018

GrangeFest 2018

Why you should check your credit score before searching for a new home

April 2018

Overseas Homes

March 2018

Property viewings: 9 tips for finding 'the one'

Conveyancing: Advice For Homebuyers

February 2018

Mortgage alert! Top mortgage rates have already started disappearing... why you must act now to beat £500 bill hike

February 2018

Seven top tips for today’s first time buyers

December 2017

Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Opening Hours 2017

Unwrap your perfect home this Christmas

November 2017

Stamp duty scrapped on homes up to £300,000 for first time buyers

Top tips for dealing with the Bank of England’s 0.25% base interest rate rise

February 2018

Top tips for reducing condensation

July 2017

Broughton Castle Sportive 2017

Bodfest 2017

May 2017

The London & Country Property Show 2017 - Update

April 2017

The London & Country Property Show 2017

March 2017

On The Markets guide to house price indices

Plans for a £50 million waterfront leisure development in the heart of Banbury have be unveiled.

February 2017

Is your home in an area prone to flooding? What to do if disaster strikes?

January 2017

House prices: Whats in store for 2017?

December 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Christmas Opening Hours

November 2016

Hugh Grants Former Bachelor Pad For Sale

Sales to first time buyers at highest level on record

2016 - Autumn Statement: Lettings agent fees to be banned

Tories pledge to build 40,000 more affordable homes in Autumn Statement 2016

Winter-Proof Your Home SOS

October 2016

Spamalot - Banbury Operatic Society - Tickets on Sale

Keeping your home damp free

What The Bank Of England Base Rate Cut Means For Mortgage Holders

September 2016

Moving to a new area? Top tips to help ease moving house

August 2016

Buying or selling a property with asbestos?

July 2016

BBC Packing Tips

3 Ways RICS Home Surveys Pay For Themselves

June 2016

Buying or renting a listed building? Everything you need to know

10 Secrets To Achieving Show Home Style

May 2016

Buying Or Selling A Property Affected By Japanese Knotweed?

Can Overpaying Your Mortgage Save You Money?

All You Need To Know About The Lifetime ISA

5 Ways To Protect Your Home From Flooding

April 2016

One in four of today’s first-time buyers will be paying off mortgages in retirement

Anker and Partners sponsored football kit being re-used in Sierra Leone!

March 2016

Oxfordshire Villages The Sibfords and Great Tew make it into top 40 best villages in Britain

February 2016

Sky Dive to Raise Funds for the Blue Cross

Is it cheaper to rent or buy a home?

Help to buy scheme

January 2016

Will UK house prices continue to rise in 2016?

Supporting Dogs for Good

UK Stamp Duty - What changes to expect in 2016?

April 2009

Factsheet: Mortgages