3.47 Babies Born for Each New Home Built in the Chelmsford area

As more babies are being born to Chelmsford mothers, I believe this increase will continue to add pressure to the over stretched Chelmsford property market and materially affect the local…

ELECTION SPECIAL MARKET COMMENT

The unexpected hung parliament might appear to have once again cast a shadow over the housing market. Or maybe not! We know that the stability and strength proposed by Theresa…

Hard Brexit could cause 1,300 properties to be dumped onto the Chelmsford Property market

So all cards up in the air! A general election is happening, but one thing is for sure ... whoever gets the job to deal with Brexit has a hard job…

Should the 13,717 home owning OAP’s of Chelmsford be forced to downsize?

This was a question posed to me on social media a few weeks ago, after my article about our mature members of Chelmsford society and the fact many retirees feel…

What will the General Election do to 32,357 Chelmsford Homeowners?

In Chelmsford, of the 46,220 households, 14,473 homes are owned without a mortgage and 17,884 homes are owned by a mortgage. Many homeowners have made contact me with asking what…

8,488,146 People use Chelmsford Train Station a year – How does that affect the Chelmsford Property Market?

It might surprise you that it isn’t always the poshest villages around Chelmsford or the swankiest Chelmsford streets where properties sell and let the quickest. Quite often, it’s the ones…

Chelmsford Rents rise by 18.6% since 2005

The Chelmsford Property Market is a very interesting animal and has been particularly fascinating over the last 12 years when we consider what has happened to Chelmsford rents and house…

Chelmsford’s housing affordability hits a ratio of 10.86 to 1

A Chelmsford homeowner emailed me last week, following my article posted in the Chelmsford Property Blog about the change in attitude to renting by the youngsters of Chelmsford and how…

Chelmsford Rents To Rise Quicker Than Chelmsford Property Prices In Next 5 Years

The next five years will see an interesting change in the Chelmsford property market. My recent research has concluded that the rent private tenants pay in Chelmsford will rise faster…

567 Properties For Sale in Chelmsford … is this an issue?

2017 has started with some positive interest in the Chelmsford property market. Taking a snap shot of the Chelmsford property market for the first quarter of 2017, the picture suggests…

Chelmsford’s ‘Generation Trapped’ and the £10.67bn legacy

Last week, I wrote an article on the plight of the Chelmsford 20 something’s often referred to by the press as ‘Generation Rent’. Attitudes to renting have certainly changed over…

‘Generation Rent (Forever)’ – 5,324 Chelmsford Tenants have no intention of ever buying a property to call home

The good old days of the 1970’s and 1980’s eh … with such highlights lowlights as 24% inflation, 17% interest rates, 3 day working week, 13% unemployment, power cuts ...…