Why Use a “Proper” Estate Agent? (Part 3 of 5)

In our third article in the series, we focus on the aspects of Compromise and Involvement – two factors that only a “human” estate agent can deliver. Compromise. Experience shows that, more often than not, people will buy something markedly different to the property they initially envisaged buying. A well-trained agent understands the psychology of…

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Why Use a “Proper” Estate Agent? (Part 2 of 5)

One thing an online agent cannot generally do is provide a local property valuation expert to assess your property and suggest the most appropriate asking price. It may be tempting to simply rely on one of the online “valuation” tools available. These can be hugely misleading. Indeed, as a test, we randomly input a recently…

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A Covid-19 update for homeowners in Chelmsford

In this 90-second read, we give you an update on what the Government’s report issued today means to people thinking of selling or letting in CHELMSFORD. The UK Government’s plan to steer the four nations through the Covid-19 storm was released today at 2 pm. And we’ve read through it and here’s our understanding of…

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Helping hand for the High Street

New spending aimed at breathing new life into high streets and town centres may well impact local house prices. The government has made a very public commitment to spending money in order to rebalance the economy, a process called ‘levelling out’. 10.7 million people, equivalent to 16% of the British population, live within 200 metres…

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Can renting be pet-friendly?

40% of UK households own a pet, yet only 7% of landlords advertise homes as suitable for pets. It is no wonder many people struggle to find a pet-friendly home. Research conducted by the Property Academy found that 35% of all tenants would be willing to pay a premium of £40 per month (£50 in…

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THE 50P IS 50

The 50p is 50! First introduced in October 1969 to replace the 10-shilling note, today there are over 100 different designs in circulation. 1997 saw the introduction of the new, lighter coin. In October 1969, the average price of a UK property was just £3,899. Today the average price is over 58 times higher at…

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