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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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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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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Something to Shout About in Chelmsford

Every town has a variety of styles of estate agent, from the soulless “corporate” agency driven by figures, to the one-man band; from arty-contemporary to pushy-salesy. Each type tends to appeal to a specific sector of the property-owning community, and rightly so – buyers and sellers alike need to feel comfortable working with an agent…

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