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On 28th and 29th April, Tucker Gardner is taking part in the UK’s Big Open House Event

Over 25,000 viewings. More than 7,000 Open Houses available to buy*.

Thinking of selling?

If you’re looking to sell your current home the UK’s Big Open House Event has the answer. Bringing buyers and sellers together over one weekend, the event will help you to generate several viewings in one weekend. Taking part will also give your property increased exposure on our Big Open House website and the UK’s most popular property portals.

Helping buyers find their perfect property
As well as an ideal opportunity to sell property the UK’s Big Open House Event is also great for buyers. It provides the opportunity to compare and contrast several properties in one weekend and our team will be on hand to assist with negotiations should you find your ideal home.

Contact us today to see how your property can take part.

Win £5,000 to spend at MADE.COM

Fancy giving your home a face lift? You could be the lucky winner of a £5,000 shopping spree at MADE.COM. Simply invite one of our agents to value your property or view a Big Open House property, and you are eligible to enter the prize draw.
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*Figures based on stats from 16th August to 31st October 2017.

** Terms and Conditions apply. Click here  for full terms and entry conditions. Enter between 19 March 2018 and 4 May 2018 for your chance to win. Internet access required. Prize must be redeemed within 6 months of receipt. The Countrywide UK’s Big Open House Prize Draw is offered by our Group Company Countrywide Estate Agents, whose registered address is 88-103 Caldecotte Lake Drive, Caldecotte, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK7 8JT.

We have more buyers and tenants than properties right now, and the numbers continue to grow as a result of our nationwide ‘Win your mortgage or rent paid for a year’ prize draw. With so much interest, let us match your property to people who are ready to move now.

Why choose us?

  • We take away the stress of selling or letting your property with expert advice, helping you every step of the way
  • Peace of mind with in-depth local knowledge and specialist expertise, plus the support and reach of Countrywide, the UK’s largest property group
  • Your home advertised on the UK’s largest property websites, including Rightmove and Zoopla

Don’t forget, we can also help with your mortgagelegal and surveying requirements, all the services you need under one roof.

Click here to contact us for a free property valuation. 

Autumn Budget Stamp Duty Changes:

On 22nd November it was announced that Stamp Duty is to be abolished for all first-time buyers purchasing property of a value of £300,000 or less.

If you are a first-time buyer, we’re here to clarify the details of the changes and explain what it means for you.

What are the Stamp Duty changes?

From immediate effect, stamp duty will be removed for all first-time buyers purchasing property for £300,000 or less.

What’s more, for first-time buyers purchasing property priced up to £500,000 they will only pay stamp duty on the difference.

From 22nd November 2017 the new stamp duty bands and rates will be as follows:

Band                                                                       Rate         

First-time buyers less than £300k                        0%     

First-time buyers less than £500k                        5% on proportion above £300,000

First-time buyers more than £500k                      follow existing rates

What does the stamp duty change mean for the housing market?

The chancellor made a bold move to reduce stamp duty for all first-time buyers. Raising the threshold for SDLT to £300k for all first-time buyers forever will lift 80% of first time buyers out of the tax.  To account for higher prices in some parts of the country, all first-time buyers buying property up to £500k will benefit from the £300k exemption. That means that 95% of first time buyers will benefit from the change.

As property prices have risen, an increasing number of first-time buyers are now paying Stamp Duty, indeed 80% paid Stamp Duty in 2017, compared to just 49% in 2007. This news will remove one of the hurdles facing first-time buyers and more movement in this end of the market is expected as a result.

What does the Stamp Duty change mean for you?

If you are a first-time buyer the chart below shows how much first-time buyers in different areas of the country could benefit.

Impact on stamp duty for first-time buyers by location

Impact on stamp duty chart – location key:

EM – East Midlands               E – East                        GL – Greater London               N – North

NW – North West                   S – South                      SE – South East                         W – West

WM – West Midlands            Y&H – Yorks & Humber               ENG – England overall

 

To take advantage of these changes contact your local branch or search for a property at www.tuckergardner.com.

Enter our free prize draw to win your mortgage, rent or council tax paid for a year and discover just how much better life can be.

With us keeping a roof above your head, you can just relax and think about where you might like to go and what you might like to do.

The one decision you won’t need to think too much about though, is who to move with. By putting all the services you need under one roof, we’ve taken the stress out of buying, selling, letting or renting.

Mortgages. Home Insurance. Conveyancing. Surveys. We don’t just sell or let homes. We offer a Complete Property Service, making moving simpler.

Download our free property guide to see what you could save and discover a whole host of moving tips.

 

To win your mortgage or rent paid for a year

Terms and Conditions apply. Please see ts&cs for full terms and entry conditions. One-off mortgage/rent payment prize subject to a max pay out of £20,000. One-off council tax payment prize subject to a max pay out of £2,000. Proof of mortgage/rent/council tax required. Enter between Monday 6th November 2017 and Wednesday 31st January 2018 for your chance to win. Internet access required. The Countrywide Complete Property Service Prize Draw is offered by our Group Company Countrywide Estate Agents, whose registered address is 88-103 Caldecotte Lake Drive, Caldecotte, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK7 8JT.

 

 

A people person, organised, flexible, professional, team player… sound like you? If the answer is yes, you could be just who we are looking for.

We have a number of exciting opportunities throughout the company in both Sales and Lettings.

 

Sales Administrator – Ely

Do you have a creative side and a passion for property? If so, then this could be just the role for you. The successful candidate must have a keen eye for detail, a willingness to learn and to be able to cope with a large volume of work. Previous estate agency industry experience is not essential although some history of customer contact would be advantageous as you will be an integral part of the sales team.

A high level of computer literacy is essential and experience of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop would be beneficial but not essential, as full training will be given. This is a unique role within estate agency and will provide a good foundation for a career within the property industry or in marketing/design.

For further information and to apply for this position, please contact Angela Marshall, Head of Company Administration, on 01223 845240 or Email: amarshall@tuckergardner.com

 

Property Manager – Ely

You would have your own portfolio of properties to oversee and would be the point of contact for landlords and tenants alike. This varied role covers all aspects of property management including carrying out property visits, general administration, diary management, organising maintenance work and dealing with clients, customers and contractors.

Direct experience within lettings would be advantageous but not a necessity as full training will be given. For further information and to apply for this position, please contact Georgina Goodjohn, Lettings Manager, on 01353 616130, option 2 or Email: georgina.goodjohn@tuckergardnerlettings.com.

 

Property Managers – Cambridge

As above. For further information and to apply for this position, please contact Jessica Masterton, Team Manager, on 01223 350800, option 3 or Email: jessica.masterton@tuckergardnerlettings.com.

 

Trainee Sales Negotiator – Histon

This trainee position will allow you to progress within this your chosen career and learn about property in general, as well as supporting the Sales team. The ideal candidate will be able to provide great customer service, effectively handle enquiries, book and accompany viewings, put forward and negotiate on offers and much more.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as well as a valid Driving Licence. For further information and to apply for this post please contact Jan Gannon, Office Manager, 01223 470099, option 1, or Email: jgannon@tuckergardner.com.

We are once again proud to be sponsoring the Histon & Impington Friends of the Recreation Ground’s Cycling Events. The Strawberry 50 is a fun and relaxed way to enjoy cycling round the country roads of Cambridgeshire. With a choice of three courses, a longer 55-mile route, a 28-mile route and a shorter family-friendly 14-mile version, the event is open to all standards of cyclists.

Participants range from young children to veteran riders, from occasional bikers to regulars. Everyone cycles at their own speed or alongside their friends and families.

The routes are planned carefully on country roads in the beautiful countryside of South West Cambridgeshire. Each course is well signposted with plenty of marshalls on hand throughout the day with drink and food stops along the course, offering a chance to take a rest, pick up a snack and chat with other cyclists.

The event will be taking place in one Month’s time, on 3rd September 2017 and, as with previous years, the routes start and finish from Histon and Impington Recreation Ground (CB24 9LU). A new option for 2017, the 55-mile route also offers a second start / finish at Gamlingay Eco Hub (Stocks Lane, SG19 3JR).

If you are interested in taking part or simply looking for further information, visit www.strawberry50.co.uk. See you there!

Registration is now open for the fourth Flaming June Half Marathon running event, including a new Quarter Marathon and HI Wellbeing Mile, taking place on Sunday 4 June 2017. If you have not registered, now is the time to secure your place, maybe get your friends involved and run as a team?

Organised by the charity The Friends of Histon & Impington Rec, the village HI Runners and proudly sponsored by TuckerGardner, this year’s Flaming June events are set to provide something a little different from the usual road-based courses. The Friends have a growing reputation for organising community sporting events, including the Flaming June’s smaller brother the ‘Bonfire Burn 10k’ being held on Sunday 5 November 2017, plus the Strawberry 50 cycling event held in September, further details of both events will follow.

The start time for the half marathon is 09.30 and the quarter marathon 09.10.

This year you can also get involved in the new Histon & Impington Wellbeing Mile, which will take place on Sunday 12 June at 10:00 to raise funds for the work of Blue Smile, the children’s counseling charity at Histon Junior School.

For further information and to register visit http://www.hisimpfotr.co.uk/flaming-june-half-marathon/

Started in 1994, The Shelford Feast maintains the tradition of bringing our community together, to celebrate and enjoy local produce, all with the aim of having a good time and raising money for good local causes. In 2016 £27,250 was given to 37 local causes, making the grand total donated since 1994 a whopping £274,055. As The Feast’s main sponsor we would love help raise much much more!

This year’s Feast will take place between 9 – 16 July, with evening events throughout the week preceding The Feast itself.

There is a wide range of activities and events, including live music, a beer festival, stand-up comedy, children’s disco, quiz night and community events, plus excellent food and drink. To end the festival is The Feast where you will find stalls of all kinds, activities held in the Grand Arena and lots of things to watch and do, including an extensive display of classic cars and bikes.

The bar holds a wide range of beers and other drinks, while food on offer is spit-roast beef or pork; 100% locally sourced beef burgers and sausages from Barker Bros Butchers. This year’s music is from The City of Cambridge Brass Band, The Reavey Bros Band, The BigBeats Drum Workshop, Sawston Samba and Shelford School Choir.

Tickets are now available in our Great Shelford branch, 48-50 Woollards Lane, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5LZ or click here for more information.

FOR-Imp-5kWe are proud to be sponsoring some great events, again, this year with Histon and Impington Friends of The Rec.

The Friends of The Rec are involved in the promotion and development of new sporting and exercise activities for residents of all ages, primarily on the Histon and Impington Recreation Ground.

The Friends organise a number of fundraising events with donations helping to develop facilities on the Recreation Ground, including the rec play area and in 2016 a contribution was made towards the new cricket nets. Funds raised this year will help to provide a new ‘quiet area’ on the grounds, which will include restoration of an old Agricultural Pump.

The first of these events is the Impington 5k Running Festival held on Monday 1 May 2017. This is a running event for all the family from a 200m for toddlers (under 4), an under 9s 1k, an all ages 3k and 5k with medals for all participants under the age of 11. Entry on the day will be at Histon Rec from 09.30.

shoeboxes-thumbFor over a decade we, at TuckerGardner in Histon, have had first-hand experience of the generosity of several hundred people filling and dropping off shoe-boxes to our office for collection and subsequent delivery.

The boxes themselves present a very colourful picture here in our office, brightening up the darker Autumn days and we know, for certain, they will brighten up the lives of many children when they eventually reach their final destination.

To all those, over the years, who have taken the time, trouble and effort to fill a shoe-box we, at TuckerGardner, would like to thank you for making sure there are smiles on the faces of so many children this Christmas.

Should you still have a shoe-box, which needs to be presented to a Drop-Off Point, please contact us on

T: 01223 470099 or E: histon@tuckergardner.com

The final day for delivery is officially today, however, we are still willing to take them in for a short time to come.