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Chancellor Philip Hammond has today revealed in the Autumn budget that stamp duty will be abolished immediately for first-time buyers buying a home of up to £300,000. What this means is that for properties costing up to £500,000, no stamp duty will be paid on the first £300,000, with 95% of first-time buyers seeing stamp duty cut, while 80% will pay none at all.

Although this immediately looks positive for first-time buyers, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said the main people benefitting would actually be existing homeowners, because it expects all house prices to...

On 9th November a large number of people filled The Oak Tree Arena at Edithmead for a collective auction sale of properties which spanned from Weston-super-Mare to Bridgwater and Ilminster.

Covering areas throughout much of Somerset with lots from a number of local estate agents, this interesting sale drew a large crowd which packed the room to capacity.

The sale, conducted by Auctioneer and Senior Land Agent Ian Walker, commenced with two properties at Ilminster brought to auction by Mayfair Town & Country. The first being an end of terrace cottage requiring...

It wouldn't be Christmas Day without a pudding, and who better to take advice from than baking icon Mary Berry!

How do you like yours? With a kick from rum sauce, boozy brandy butter or perhaps custard? Whatever your preference, this traditional recipe is sure to be a winner with all of your guests come the big day.

Just 15 minutes to prepare (and seconds to devour), it's easy to follow for even the most inexperienced of bakers.

Give it a go and tag us in your photos on Facebook! 



Stunning new 3 & 4 bedroom properties enjoying views across the Mendip Hills.

Pop into our open evening on Wednesday 22nd November between 6-8pm to see these stunning properties with glorious views. Last two plots remaining - don't miss out!


Throughout November Mayfair’s Clevedon branch, Simon Williams Mayfair, will be running an appetising new promotion which offers local homeowners the chance to win a meal for two at one of the town’s most popular restaurants.

The promotion, which is running during November only, allows those looking to move the opportunity to win meal vouchers to the value of £50 to spend at Italian eatery, Scoozi Ristorante by simply booking a free market appraisal.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is book and receive a market appraisal from one of the Clevedon team during the month to be automatically entered into the draw.

For more information or to book an appointment, contact Simon Williams Mayfair on 01275 34140, by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into the office on Hill Road.

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