Our Guide To Moulsham, Chelmsford

One of Chelmsford’s most popular suburbs, Moulsham is split into two areas – Old Moulsham and Moulsham Lodge. Popular with families due to its large stock of houses and good schools, the area sits to the south of Chelmsford city centre. All of which makes it ideal for those who want easy access to city…

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Relative Values in The Chelmsford Area

Even the most credible authorities tend to disagree on the rate of price change in the property market, leaving the humble consumer somewhat baffled!     The problem is the source of data that is used to make assumptions about the market is fickle. For example, you could look at the latest Land Registry figures. These…

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Withdrawing after offering in Chelmsford

We are often asked by our clients whether they should withdraw their property from the market once an acceptable offer has been made. There are a number of angles on this subject which should be considered in the context of each specific set of circumstances.    Firstly, from an ethical perspective, it could be argued…

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Keep your Chelmsford tenant, Part 1

A buy to let investment should ideally deliver impressive returns with minimal stress and these two objectives are most readily maximised when your property is occupied by a reliable long term tenant. Too many letting agents simply sign up the first tenant who comes along, with little consideration for the long term implications of accepting…

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A Chelmsford Property Pension?

Property is now regarded as a serious investment option and an attractive alternative to a traditional pension. The failure of many pension funds to perform has had a major effect on their popularity and people are now choosing to take more direct ownership over their destiny – in more ways than one. Unlike a regular…

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Up, Out and Down

As the costs of moving can be substantial (although still much lower than many other countries), many people find that extending their existing property is an obvious alternative. You can go up, you can go out or you can go down. For most house owners, going up is an obvious first choice. A loft conversion…

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Digging Deep in Chelmsford

Converting an existing cellar or basement into living accommodation can be an option for those who want a larger home, but without the cost of moving. Money is probably better put into actual bricks and mortar than it is into stamp duty, legal fees, estate agency and removal costs! A basement conversion can add significantly…

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Chelmsford Buy To Let Lending Update

Despite turbulence caused by increased taxation and regulation, confidence in the Buy-to-Let sector is being shown by the banks as the number of BTL mortgage products available exceeds 2000 for the first time ever* (Source Moneyfacts). Just two years ago it stood at 1340 products! BTL finance was hardest hit immediately following the last financial…

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