Anyone for Tennis?

The thwack of tennis balls, the clink of a cup of tea and the slurp of a sucked strawberry are sounds that are synonymous with the perfect English summer – weather permitting of course. It seems that everyone in this area enjoys the Wimbledon season as a sporting event as much as a lifestyle aspiration….

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Chelmsford Population Over 65?

The population of England is set to increase by just over 2.5 million over the next eight years according to new projections released by the Office for National Statistics. All but 15 of England’s 359 Local Authorities will see their populations rise. While this represents growth of 4.5%, the population who will be aged 65…

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Football Fever!

The British can usually be relied upon to be passionate about two things: football and property. So during the World Cup tournament, what effect is football mania likely to have on the property market, and how will we, as estate agents, adapt to this? The market itself is has been subject to lower volumes this…

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Chelmsford Property Thoughts – June 2018

This month’s market comment comes with a degree of optimism, but also with a gentle warning. But let’s get the bad news out of the way first. According to HMRC, UK residential property transaction volumes plummeted by 12.5% last month, down 2% on the year. This time last year, month-on-month sales were up 16.7% equating…

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Help To Buy – 5 Years On!

Can you believe it is five years since the government launched its flagship programme Help to Buy Equity loan scheme, supporting close to 117,000 first-time buyer purchasers? With 13,500 loans set to mature in 2018 adopters now need to decide how to pay back the government’s loan. One in seven loans to first time buyers…

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