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A Feelgood Friday Update for People in Cheltenham

In this 2-minute update we share a quick round-up of some of the good news which is happening during these tough times.

Welcome to what we would like to post, as a Feelgood Friday update from us at Cook Residential.

For every episode of panic buying in Cheltenham, there are a dozen more examples of random acts of kindness and generous community spirit.

We’re in the strangest and most surreal period of modern history.

But it’s in these darkest of times many people can, and do, shine their brightest lights.

And here are five reasons to be cheerful and optimistic that Cheltenham, the UK and indeed the World, will pull through this testing period.

Six Ways That Landlords in Cheltenham Can Find out More About the Coronavirus Outbreak

Although Cook Residential is a Sales only Agency, we feel it is important to understand what is going on out there within the lettings market which is why, in this three-minute read, we share a Coronavirus information update for landlords in Cheltenham.

The situation and advice available following the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is continually changing.

Cook Residential are here to help you and our community in any way we can.

Since our last update, the Prime Minister has effectively put large sections of society on lockdown to reduce the spread of the disease and support the NHS who are in the frontline of tackling Covid-19.

Here’s how people in Cheltenham can find a little calmness

In this two-minute read, we discover five ways to keep calm during these uncertain times.

Well it’s fair to say that none of us have ever lived through such uncertain times.

The Coronavirus outbreak has caused global uncertainty, panic and anxiety.

It would be disingenuous of us if we said that as a local business impacted by this, we weren’t worried. We all are. It’s a natural response to extraordinary events.

But there are positives. For every panic buying report, there are plenty more incidents of kindness, generosity and community spirit.

And heroes are coming to the fore.

In this 90 second read we share a useful list of free internet resources which might prove VERY useful as parents and carers in Cheltenham start homeschooling.

Out of all this uncertainty and anxiety has come plenty of positives.

The news that schools in the U.K. were to shut for the foreseeable future was met with a wave of companies and organisations offering up learning resources for free.

For every instance of selfishness, there's been plenty more stories of community spirit and kindness.

Here's a list of some websites people have been generously sharing which will keep the younger members of our community in Cheltenham entertained, interested and motivated. Useful for adults too...

A two-minute read. We take a quick look at what today’s budget announcements could mean for people in Cheltenham.

The new Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his budget earlier.

From a property perspective, a lot of his thunder was stolen by the big news which broke around five hours earlier.

An announcement from the Bank of England (BoE) introduced an emergency cut in interest rates to bolster the economy in the ongoing fallout of the coronavirus outbreak.

The BoE reduced rates from 0.75% to 0.25%, taking borrowing costs back down to the lowest level in history.

This should make it cheaper and easier to get a mortgage. And could help maintain and protect the positive momentum in the housing market in Cheltenham since the election in December.

A little surprisingly there was nothing in this budget on help First Time Buyers and not a whisper about the preciously discussed Mansion Tax.

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