Chelmsford’s New Year Property Sale

As we find ourselves in the middle of the dark winter months, some would suggest waiting until spring before putting your property on the market. After all, spring is traditionally associated with a time of change and this has always influenced the property market in the past. However, it might be worth looking at this…

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Chelmsford Home Exchange

One way of taking advantage of the value in your home is to save money by using it as a holiday destination. Not for you of course, but for someone else! Home exchange is an increasingly popular and flexible way of cost-effectively securing suitable holiday accommodation that might otherwise have been prohibitively expensive to rent….

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Taken for Granted in Chelmsford

Houses, cottages, flats, apartments, maisonettes, studios, detached, semi, terraced – these are terms we as estate agents hear every day of our lives. They are the lifeblood of our business, but the common theme is they all represent the concept of “home”. We are privileged to be a nation of homeowners. Property is right up…

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VAT on Chelmsford Property Improvements

The 20% VAT applied to most goods and services is a burden for the private individual. Whilst VAT-registered builders can reclaim the VAT spent on their purchase costs, most homeowners can not, adding significantly to the cost of improving your home. There are however, certain exceptions for which you may be able to qualify, especially…

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Undervaluing problems in Chelmsford

We British remain passionate about home ownership. Yet the banks, who are also involved, have burnt their fingers in the past with wildly generous lending and they are keen not to make the same mistake again. One effect of this, which could affect you if you are currently buying or selling, is the undervaluing bank-appointed…

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It’s official – a “traditional” estate agent gets Chelmsford sellers more!

It’s official – what we’ve suspected all along – a “traditional” estate agent gets sellers more in their pocket than the internet-only alternative. They also secure more viewings and offers! According to research by The Advisory – an independent consumer advice group – internet-only agents rely too heavily on property portals to find buyers. In…

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