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Queen Jubilee

Fri 27 May 2022

Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. We are ready to join in the celebrations..
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The Anker Team

Fri 20 May 2022

Our exceptionally experienced team are always here to help with all of your property matters.Contact us today on 01295 271414 or via email
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Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms compulsory from 1 October

Fri 20 May 2022

All rented properties in Englandmust provide a carbon monoxide alarm in rooms used as living accommodation where there is a fixed combustion appliance, such as gas heaters and boilers. New Regulations once approved will come into force on 1st October 2022..
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United For Ukraine

Fri 13 May 2022

We are delighted to announce that our very own Jenn Tucker will be performing, as part of The Music Collective, on Saturday 28th May. The event takes place at The Salvation Army in Banbury and starts at 7pm. All funds raised go to United For Ukraine. For those that dont know, Jenn sings a range of amazing songs, from rock to country to rhythm and blues. Coffee and cake will be provided by Pavement Coffee..
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Future Homeowners

Fri 29 Apr 2022

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Best Estate Agent Guide Winners - Again

Fri 29 Apr 2022

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Flagship First Homes scheme launches

Wed 09 Jun 2021

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Stamp Duty Government Response

Tue 02 Feb 2021

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Best Estate Agent Guide 2021

Thu 14 Jan 2021

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Xmas opening hours 2020

Fri 18 Dec 2020

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2020 could be your year to move says property expert

Tue 25 Feb 2020

Miles Shipside, Rightmove’s property expert, suggests 2020 “could well be your year to move” as some political stability leads to renewed confidence in the market..
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What is a leasehold property and how do I extend a lease?

Mon 20 Jan 2020

Lots of people in England and Wales own a leasehold property, so we’ve compiled bite-sized answers to some frequently asked questions..
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Charity Santa 5km Fun Run

Fri 08 Nov 2019

Santa Fun Run - 1 December 2019.
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A Guide to Shared Ownership

Mon 16 Sep 2019

If you can't afford to buy a property outright, shared ownership can be a great way to get a foot on the property ladder as it allows you to buy a share of a home. We explain how it works..
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9 Top Tips for Selling Your House (AND 3 MISTAKES YOU SHOULD AVOID)

Sun 04 Aug 2019

Moving house is one of the most stressful things you will ever have to do so we want to lend a helping hand to make the process a little easier. We've put together 9 of our best tips to help you sell your home..
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How to prepare your garden before selling your home

Sun 05 May 2019

Some top tips for ensuring that outside space looks fresh and cared for. Ensuring that your property looks fantastic indoors is always important but it’s crucial to spare a thought for your garden, which during the cold winter months can often become neglected. To help keep you on the path of success to selling your home, here are a few of my top tips to ensure that your garden gets the attention it deserves. .
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6 Top Tips to Help First Time Buyers Get on The Property Ladder

Thu 18 Apr 2019

Are you looking to buy your first home but not sure where to start? Here are six great tips to help you get onto the property ladder..
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A Guide to Downsizing (or 'Right-Sizing')

Mon 15 Apr 2019

The thought of downsizing can be a little emotional and overwhelming, especially if you have lived in a property for many years. Attempting to sort through and, in some cases, throw out, your belongings can seem like an endless task. However, with some planning and consideration about what you need, you will find that downsizing or ‘right-sizing’ can be a positive experience that sets you up for the future and fits your lifestyle. That’s why we have put together our top tips to help....
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A guide to getting your home ready for viewings

Mon 08 Apr 2019

Viewings are incredibly important so here's a checklist to help you get your home ready before potential buyers walk through the door.
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How to use Rightmove tools

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Rightmove is one of the top ten most-searched websites in the UK – and it’s not just because of the amount of properties we have, it’s also because of the number of ways you can search for a home. So, in case there are any tools you haven’t spotted yet, here’s a whistle-stop tour of our best online features..
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Christmas Opening Hours 2018

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Please read our Christmas opening hours so you don't miss out on our services..
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Help to Buy ISA. Everything you need to know

Fri 23 Nov 2018

If you're looking to buy your first home, the Help to Buy ISA probably sounds like a good idea. But will it help you get on the housing ladder? We asked the Money Advice Service to explain how they work..
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Five tips to help you feel at home in a new property

Sun 09 Sep 2018

You have found and bought the perfect property and the moving lorry has delivered all your furniture and goods. Now it’s time to turn your new house into a home. Here are five tips to get you through the labour-intensive process more easily .
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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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Seven top tips for today’s first time buyers

Tue 30 Jan 2018

There are ways to make buying your first home easier. Here, 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 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

Wed 10 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

Sun 23 Apr 2017

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

Tue 28 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 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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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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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

Tue 25 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

Thu 20 Oct 2016

For a problem that affects millions of properties, damp is not as well understood as it should be. 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

Mon 03 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

Mon 12 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?

Wed 03 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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3 Ways RICS Home Surveys Pay For Themselves

Wed 06 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

Thu 09 Jun 2016

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

Thu 09 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?

Mon 23 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?

Thu 19 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

Thu 05 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

Sun 01 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

Thu 28 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!

Wed 20 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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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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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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"Couldn’t be more impressed with Anker and Partners from start to finish, who we purchased our first house together. Special thanks to Marie who was extremely friendly, helpful, approachable and does an amazing job! Even after the completion Marie was still on hand to assist. Highly recommend! Thank you so very much Sara & Dave"
Sara Goulding - Purchaser