news

From 01 01 2014 To 01 01 2015

  • Wishing all our clients Old and New a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    23rd Dec 2014

    2014 has been another record breaking year for property. The market has been strong, demand for property for sale and to let remains high. The government’s announcement on Stamp Duty will I believe sustain the market into 2015.

    The General Election looms and in previous years this can distort the market, I would therefore urge anyone thinking of moving to do so early, don’t wait until Spring, we have the demand now and confidence is still high.

    Our property offices will close for a few days over Christmas and New Year

    Tuesday 22ndDecember    - Closed from 1pm

    Christmas Eve – Closed

    Christmas Day – Closed

    Boxing Day – Closed

    Saturday 27thDecember – Closed

    Monday 29thDecember – Open 10am to 3pm

    Tuesday 30thDecember – Open 10am to 3pm

    New Years Eve – Closed

    New Years Day – Closed

    Friday 2ndJanuary – Open 10am to 3pm

    Saturday 3rdJanuary – Open 9am to 1pm

    Wishing you all a peaceful time and hope we can be of service to you in the New Year

    Debbie Anderson – Property Chairman

  • McCartneys Property Manager achieves BSc Honours Degree

    19th Dec 2014

    In 2009 Sam embarked upon the undertaking of a Bachelor’s Degree in Estate Management at the University of Reading, Berkshire. 

    Sam studied a variety of topics including Economics, Valuation and Investment, Planning and Environmental Law whilst completing a distance learning programme which involved home study and visits to Reading for lectures and seminars at the College of Estate Management. 

    Following his exam results McCartneys are pleased to congratulate Sam on the completion of his course whilst continuing to support his progress during his APC and on the road toward membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

    “I am very pleased with my degree. I am very grateful for the sponsorship and support of McCartneys and my colleagues during my studies. Definitely time for a holiday, and a social life!” 

     

    Sam Wood, BSc (Hons), MNAEA,

    Property Manager

  • New Property Portal Launching 26th January

    19th Dec 2014

    Debbie Anderson Property Chairman of McCartneys is delighted to announce that from January 2015 all properties for sale and to let will be listed with the new property portal On The Market.

    Debbie says “we are very excited to be part of the launch of the most exciting development in property marketing for some years. I believe it will give our clients a superb national platform on which to market their homes. The new portal will be given extensive press and tv advertising and we urge all our clients old and new to look out for the new site when it is launched on 26th January”

    For more information please contact Debbie on 01584 872153

  • Portcullis 4th December Report

    19th Dec 2014

    McCartneys of Ludlow are very pleased to report that their extra December 4th Antique and Collectables sale was a huge success with both high attendance in the room and on the internet. A particularly good clearance from Peterchurch resulted in very good and varied lots being offered under the hammer. Kitchenalia proved in demand with a collection of ceramic and copper jelly moulds to include a Shelley armadillo and castle copper moulds realising £260, copper pans and lids £180 and a collection of ginger jars £230. Four Turkish candlesticks realised £170.

    Militaria from a single owner collection sold well with a cased set of Royal Bucks epaulettes realising £105 and South African and Egypt medals finally going under the hammer at £700 after much interest in the room and on the internet.

    As expected at this festive time of year, silver realised good prices with a single owner collection of cigarette cases totalling £455 and a challenge cup trophy £400.

    Furniture sold well with a good oak crossbanded with mahogany dresser realising £800, a pair of button back armchairs £160 and a good gothic style bedroom suite made £240. 

    McCartneys next sale is 18th December 5pm with viewing 17th December and 18th December 9-5pm, call the Portcullis Saleroom for a free presale appraisal and to consign lots for or January 22nd sale on 01584 878822.

  • Ludlow Market Christmas Fayre - Saturday 20th December 2014 at 12noon

    12th Dec 2014

    Auction of: Dressed Poultry, Christmas Wreaths, Holly and Mistletoe, Christmas Trees, Seasonal Produce.

    Complimentary glass of mulled wine on arrival!

  • Stamp Duty Rates cut for the majority of purchasers!

    3rd Dec 2014

    It is a rare event when the Government announce changes which make the majority of our buyers better off but today George Osborne has announced a change in the way Stamp Duty Land Tax is calculated. The changes take effect from midnight tonight.

  • For Sale by Informal Tender a Range of Agricultural and Semi-Industrial Buildings to Dismantle (and Ready Dismantled)

    2nd Dec 2014

    At Court Farm

    Hindlip

    Worcester

    Worcestershire

    WR3 8SS

  • Sally's First Three Months Have Flown By

    29th Nov 2014

    After recently joining McCartneys in September this year, I have found my day to be extremely busy. I feel that I have settled in very well and that McCartneys are a great company to work for.  I work in the Newtown Office alongside Jake Best, Laura Morris and Tom Carter, my manager and partner in charge, they have all made me feel very welcome and are always there to help should i need it.

  • ** Reminder ** The Portcullis Saleroom, Ludlow are holding an Extra Sale on Thursday 4th December

    28th Nov 2014

    Just a gentle reminder to all of our customers that due to huge consignments of lots, the Portcullis Saleroom is holding an additional sale on 4th December at 5pm.

  • "IN A WORLD OF PLENTY"

    28th Nov 2014

    Slight exaggeration – must be the remake of the Live Aid song playing in my mind!  However along the same thought process we are approaching winter with “stores a plenty” the result of a fabulous spring, summer, autumn harvest and maize harvest – the barns are literally crammed full and with little sale value what is a farmer to do? – feed it! – but to what?  - well then buy it!  Music to any auctioneers ears, amusing? (if I was I’d be writing sit coms) but the sentiment is true nevertheless.