So, we're buying a house!
So, we're buying a house.
No, not Rhino but me, Joel.
I'm the Marketing Manager here at Rhino, and I currently reside in the North West.
Why is the North West important? Well, costs vary from region to region, so it may be that some things are cheaper in your area than mine, or vice versa. So it makes sense to point that out early on.
There'll be two of us buying. Myself and my girlfriend. She's a first-time buyer. I'm not. Therefore, the government's Stamp Duty relief for first-time buyers won't apply. Which is, of course, a real pity.
However, my current understanding of the situation (and this may change!) is that because the flat we live in is a rental, and classed as our main residence, the standard rate of stamp duty applies and not the higher rate. So there's a few quid saved there, at least.
This series of blogs will document the highs, lows, my general musings on the state of the property market and everything in between. If I'm freaking out about something, you'll hear about it. And if I find out something handy, you'll hear about that too.
And of course, if you have any questions about anything I touch on in this series, don't hesitate to get in touch.
I hope you enjoy!