The good old days of the 1970s and 1980s eh … with such highlights lowlights as 24% inflation, 17% interest rates, 3 day working week, 13% unemployment, power cuts ... those were the days (not)… but at least people could afford to buy t... read more »
If I were a buy to let landlord in Chipping Norton today, I might feel a little bruised by the assault made on my wallet after being (and continuing to be) ransacked over the last 12 months by HM Treasury’s tax changes on buy to let. To add ins... read more »
Starting with the bigger picture, over the last 12 months in the UK 1,061,557 properties were sold with a total value of £223.74 bn. To give that some context, ten years ago 1,581,727 properties sold with a total value of £405.56bn, so it... read more »
At Cotswold Lettings and Sales we look at every possible way of ensuring that every home we are marketing has the best possible chance of being sold for the highest price in the shortest amount of time.   I read a lot of estate agency and prop... read more »
“How much would it cost to buy all the properties in Chipping Norton?”   That’s a really good question! Over the Christmas break I thought I would sit down and calculate what the total value of all the properties in Chipping ... read more »
It was late May 2016, The Right Hon. Member for Tatton, Mr George Osborne, published an official HM Treasury analysis stating UK house prices would be lower by at least 10% (and up to 18%) by the middle of 2018 compared with what is expected if the U... read more »
An Englishman’s Home is His Castle as Maggie Thatcher lauded - everyone should own their own home. In 1971 around 50% of people owned their own home and, as the baby-boomers got better jobs and pay, that proportion of homeowners rose to 69% by ... read more »
Can we blame the 55 to 70-year-old Chipping Norton citizens for the current housing crisis in the town?   Also known as the ‘Baby Boomer Generation’, these Chipping Norton people were born after the end of the Second World War as t... read more »
Chipping Norton people aged over 65 currently hold just about the same housing wealth in their homes than the annual GDP of the whole of the Orkney Islands ..… and this is a problem for everyone in Chipping Norton!   Many retirees ... read more »
While Brexit has not yet had a sizeable impact on the Chipping Norton housing market, my analysis is pointing to the fact that the economic viewpoint still remains uncertain and Chipping Norton property price growth is likely to be more subdued in 20... read more »
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