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08/04/2017
 
The Chipping Norton housing market has gone through a sea change in the past decades with the Buy-to-Let (B-T-L) sector evolving as a key trend, for both Chipping Norton tenants and Chipping Norton landlords.   A few weeks ago, the Government ... read more »
 
01/04/2017
 
Last week, I wrote an article on the plight of the Chipping Norton 20-somethings often referred to by the press as ‘Generation Rent’. Attitudes to renting have certainly changed over the last twenty years and, as my analysis suggested, th... read more »
 
26/03/2017
 
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 »
 
19/03/2017
 
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 »
 
11/03/2017
 
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 »
 
04/03/2017
 
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 »
 
25/02/2017
 
“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 »
 
18/02/2017
 
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 »
 
11/02/2017
 
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 »
 
04/02/2017
 
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 »
 
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