Chipping Norton Home Moves Hit Record High in June as 167.6% more people sell in June compared to the Chipping Norton area 10-year average

June 2021 was the busiest month ever for UK estate agents, home removal companies and conveyancers since monthly records began, as HMRC logged 213,120 residential transactions in June, a jump of more than 216% nationally on the same month last year (when the housing market had just reopened after the initial lockdown). The cause of…

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Why Savvy Moreton-in-Marsh Buy-to-Let Landlords Don’t Use 10-Year Mortgages And the reason you shouldn’t either

I know of many Moreton-in-Marsh buy-to-let landlords who fell into property investing by accident. Many didn’t want to sell their family home when the Moreton-in-Marsh housing market crashed in the Credit Crunch of 2009/10, yet still needed to move (often for work). They thought they would keep their Moreton-in-Marsh family home in case they ever…

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North Cotswold Landlords Are Still Making These Mistakes

In this three-minute read, we take a look at the most common rules and regulations that North Cotswold landlords need to remember. Being a landlord is a tricky business. There are nearly 200 different pieces of legislation covering the how, why, and when of managing a rental property. Here are just four that landlords are…

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Why We Should All Support Love Parks Week

In this three-minute read, we look at the role parks play in keeping communities healthy and happy. Over the past year, parks have been a source of joy and solace for people across the UK, providing a welcome antidote to the pressures of pandemic life. Locally, parks have been popular and helped keep us on…

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How to Protect Yourself from Home Hijackers

In this three-minute read, we look at a devious dupe that fraudsters use to rip off homeowners. Fraudsters will go to great lengths to make a buck – and that includes trying to steal a home from under the owner’s nose. Now, this may sound far-fetched, but this type of crime – called home hijacking…

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Buy-to-Let Mortgages: What Landlords Need to Know

In this three-minute read, we compare the different types of buy-to-let mortgages. When choosing the right buy-to-let mortgage, landlords face a key decision: go with an interest-only deal or opt for a capital repayment arrangement. Both options have their pros and cons. Let’s take a closer look.  Interest-only mortgage Your payments only cover the interest…

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Is Chipping Norton Heading Towards a House Price Crash?

Chipping Norton house prices dropped by 1.9% last month, according to the Land Registry. This means the annual rate of house price growth in Chipping Norton has eased to 6.8%, a drop from the 9.1% yearly rate experienced only a few months ago. Don’t get me wrong, this is still decent growth in local house…

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