THURROCK Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr Barry Johnson,reminds landlords of the many benefits when privately letting homes inpartnership with the council through the private rents scheme. Cllr Johnson said: “Working in partnership with the council provides aunique range of benefits including a fixed contract, security of tenureand no hidden agency fees. “We have a […]
NEW research has exposed how working families on low wages are struggling to afford private rents in Essex.
THE latest research by independent London estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has looked at how the price of London property differs on each bank of the Thames and highlighted 16 river hops with easily accessible river crossings that can save homeowners when looking to buy.
A POPULAR Grays estate agent has made a donation to the Thurrock Foodbank.
A HIGH sales rate at a Thurrock new homes development displays the continued strength of the property market in the area.
FOR most Purfleet people, a mortgage is the only way to buy a property. However, for some, especially Purfleet homeowners who have paid off their mortgage or buy-to-let landlords, many have the choice to pay exclusively with cash. So the question is, should you use all your cash, or could a mortgage be a more suitable option?
By Paul Tobias-Gibbins www.mpestates.co.uk It’s certain that the South Ockendon housing market in 2018 was a little more restrained than 2016 and 2017, I believe this will continue into 2019. Property ownership is a medium to long term investment so, looking at the long-term, the average South Ockendon homeowner, having owned their property since the […]
THERE is still time to apply for a grant under the Griffin Foundation Trust. Applications for funding need to be in by 31st December 2018
READ the National newspapers, and they talk of doom and gloom in the current British housing market. Such things as strained buyer affordability (as property prices have increased over the past six years
WHY Tilbury Sellers are Having to Reduce Their Asking PricesNovember 3, 2018 by Paul Tobias-Gibbins
Some interesting statistics have come to light on the Tilbury Property Market
The Thurrock and South Ockendon Property Blog By Paul Tobias-Gibbins www.mpestates.co.uk “I have been asked a number of times recently what a hard Brexit would mean to the South Ockendon property market. To be frank, I have been holding off giving my thoughts, as I did not want to add fuel to the stories being […]
TRUST me when I say… that this is just the start of a long journey on the house selling process. I always urge people moving home to allocate a realistic overall time frame;
FOR purchasers looking for a contemporary new home in a village setting yet still with excellent links to central London, look no further than St. Modwen Homes’ new Bennett’s Fields development in South Ockendon. With the development’s marketing suite due to launch in October, the award-winning housebuilder is urging purchasers to register their interest now […]
THE combined value of West Thurrock’s property market has fallen by £607,194 in the last 6 months. This means the average value of a West Thurrock property has decreased in value by an average of £427.
WHEN you invite an agent into your home to carry out a market appraisal on your property one of the key questions you should be asking them is what is their marketing plan for your home? And how will it benefit you, the homeowner?
PLANS for the next stage of consultation for the Local Plan will be discussed at Planning, Transportation, Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday 4 July.
AS I have mentioned a number times in my local property market blog, with not enough new-build properties being built in South Ockendon and the surrounding area to keep up with demand for homes to live in (be that tenants or homebuyers), it’s good to know more South Ockendon home sellers are putting their properties on to the market than a year ago.
IF you are a landlord of a residential property you should now be aware that from 1st April 2018 your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) must have a reading of E and above, if it has not you are exposing yourself to a £4,000 fine and if you have multiple properties then you are exposing yourself to multiple fines.
A TILBURY landlord was asking me the other week to what effect homeownership rates in Tilbury in the early to middle aged adult age range
South Ockendon Property Blog: 103 First Timer Buyers in South Ockendon bought their first home in 2017
Blogspot: The South Ockendon Property Blog By Paul Tobias-Gibbens http://www.mpestates.co.uk A little bit of good news this week on the South Ockendon Property Market as recently released data shows that the number of first time buyers taking out their first mortgage in 2017 increased more than in any other year since the global financial crisis […]
AS we go headlong into 2018, I believe UK interest rates will stay low, even with the additional 0.25% increase that is expected in May or June. That rise will add just over £20 to the typical £160,000 tracker mortgage, although with 57.1% of all borrowers on fixed rates,
TORY MP Jackie Doyle-Price urged by Labour to vote against Government’s plans to leave 2800 of Thurrock’s poorest children without a free school meal JOHN Kent, Labour’s candidate in Thurrock has written to Jackie Doyle-Price urging her to put Thurrock’s poorest children before party loyalty, by voting against a Government plan to impose an […]
BUYERS tend to have fixed ideas about the style of home they would prefer to buy. Some would not buy anything but a “character home” whilst others prefer a brand new property. In this two-part article, we look at some advantages and disadvantages of each, starting with modern homes.
WINTER may not be behind us yet, but, as far as the property market is concerned, spring is definitely in the air!