My February Property Comment

Winter may not be behind us yet, but, as far as the property market is concerned, spring is definitely in the air! The latest figures from Rightmove suggest a cautiously positive market. Of the relatively modest 1.5% annual increase in the price of new-to-market properties on the portal, 0.8% of this occurred last month! This…

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Did Sales Levels Plateau in Chelmsford in 2017?

The HMRC has published figures for the number of residential property transactions which took place over 2017. While figures for the last three months of the year are still provisional, if these sales levels are confirmed, the number of sales recorded looks to have been largely unchanged for the past four years. This is perhaps…

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The Value of Height?

Digging down into our dataset, we’ve taken a look at the difference in price paid per square foot in 2017 according to which floor flats were situated on. The analysis reveals that the peak for average price in 2017 was the sixth floor, where flats sold, on average, for £616 per sq ft. This is…

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That Friday Feeling in Chelmsford

We have been digging around into the Land Registry data which has revealed a few curious results. In particular, we looked into the day of the week when properties complete. However, we found the variation by price band interesting. Higher value properties are less likely to complete on a Friday than those in the lower…

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The Price of Beauty in the UK

I was reading a report from Fine & Country who published a list of the 10 most beautiful places to live and it got us wondering whether there is a cost attached to buying a home in these places. For example, Tenby in Pembrokeshire is one of the most beautiful places to live and properties…

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