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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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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