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Bryan Baeumler Talks Upcoming Season on Instagram, Explains How to Book a Stay at His Family’s Resort

A new season of Renovation Island is in the works. Bryan Baeumler took to Instagram on Sept. 13 to share an image of the crew hard at work filming episodes of his family’s HGTV series in the Bahamas. 

“We got the band back together,” the renovation expert and dad of four captioned the photo. 

Baeumler went on to respond to some fan comments on the post, sharing details about the upcoming season of Renovation Island and explaining how to book a stay at his family’s resort, the Caerula Mar Club. 

Bryan Baeumler says the new season ‘won’t be easy or boring’ 

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Renovation Island (which originally aired on HGTV Canada) was a ratings smash for HGTV, with more than 5 million viewers watching the season finale. Though a second season hasn’t been officially announced by the network, production is in progress on new episodes, Baeumler has revealed. We don’t know exactly when those episodes will air or what challenges the family will face this time around. But things will definitely be interesting, Baeumler assured one curious fan who wanted to know what the new episodes would focus on. 

“We don’t know yet…whatever happens, happens! But based [on] experience, I can guarantee you it won’t be easy or boring!” he replied. 

By the time of the Renovation Island season finale, Bryan and his wife Sarah Baeumler had weathered Hurricane Dorian and succeeded in opening their resort. But viewers haven’t seen how they responded to a disaster that happened shortly after they welcomed their first guests: the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It seems likely new episodes will touch on the challenges of running a resort during a global health crisis.    

The Baeumlers explain how to book a stay at Caerula Mar Club 

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Homes Under The Hammer star Martin Roberts explains how the stamp holiday duty works

Watch: Property expert, Martin Roberts, explains the new rules surrounding stamp duty and how you can use this initiative to your advantage

In July, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday for property buyers in the aim of triggering a recovery of the UK economy.

Until 31 March 2021, buyers will pay no stamp duty on the first £500,000 when they move home. The HM Treasury estimated that this will save nearly 9 out of 10 people getting onto or moving up the property ladder money.

It’s a move that Homes Under The Hammer star Martin Roberts says is very positive – and one all home buyers should take advantage of.

“This is a really positive thing,” he says.

“If you’re in the market for buying properties, this is something which you need to act quick on because we don’t know how long this window of opportunity will last for and it does actually save you those pound notes. 

Read more: Martin Roberts shares his top tips on how to move out to the country

“There’s no trick to it. It’s just a window of opportunity designed to stimulate the housing market and hopefully help us all be able to afford our dream home.” 

However, not everyone is as positive as Roberts that the Stamp Duty holiday is a good thing.

Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said the impact would be minimal. 

“We do not think that a stamp duty holiday alone would stop house prices falling this year,” he wrote in an investment note. “We currently forecast a 5% peak-to-trough decline in prices.”

During previous recessions when stamp duty was abolished, house sales initially rose but this was followed by a downturn when the holiday ended. It also saw some sellers raising their prices to

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