Eagle Rise, Channels

The Ferndown - £539,995

Hurry, one of only three remaining plots at Eagle Rise, Channels.

This new developement is lined with mature trees, while there is a large public space where residents can enjoy some time in the fresh air. The addition of several lakes adds to the natural appeal of this vibrant new neighbourhood, which has a bus route to the City centre and railway station with trains from 35 minutes to London Liverpool Street.

Call one of our property consultants for more information on how you can purchase with just a 5% deposit with Help to Buy. Chelmsford office 01245 250222.

January 2019

Set Out Your Stall In This Christmas Market


We are often asked “when is the right time to sell or rent?”

You may be surprised to learn that the Christmas period is in fact when Rightmove reports a sharp spike in traffic, therefore, making this the best time for your property to be listed and the maximum impact.

How can that be right you may wonder?

We are told that buyers and tenants have the luxury of time and hopefully an element of relaxation, Rightmove it seems is the go to website on a new iPad, smart phone or PC.

We may be visiting friends or relatives and come away thinking we could do with that extra space/open plan living/loft conversion or simply realise we need our loved ones closer to us.

By getting ahead of the predicted rush of new instructions which so often arrive in January and marketing in December you will have the advantage of less competition, therefore, secure yourself a buyer putting you in the strongest position to enable you to purchase your own dream home.

Let us grab the attention of those eager movers who have set themselves the goal of moving in the New Year, whilst tapping and swiping their phone, which according to Google is on average 2,617 times a day!  So you will bound to be putting your home in front of more browsers trying to fulfil their New Year goals.

The first step to becoming a part of this Christmas market is calling us now for a free market appraisal of your home on Chelmsford 01245 250222 or Brentwood 01277 218821.

Have a wonderful Christmas, from myself and everyone at HP. Jo Stewart.

December 2018

Christmas 2018 Opening Times

December 2018

Chelmsford Rugby Club

We’re proud to say we’re community partners with Chelmsford Rugby Club.

Chelmsford Rugby Football Club was established in 1920 and for the last 40 years has played at Coronation Park, Timpsons Lane, Chelmsford.

Currently, the Club has about 520 members, including about 90 senior players with four/five Senior sides. The Club plays league rugby and is currently in London Division North East 2.

If you are a member of the club, and quote this code when using one of our property services. We will make a donation to the club upon successful completion of the service.

December 2018



Oak Lodge Tye, Chelmsford

How did our presentation of the home compare to other Estate Agents you were in touch with on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest)?
'10 – it was nice to speak to an agent who actually knew something about the house!'

October 2018

Do you work from home?

If you’re partial to this new way of working and prefer the comfort and flexibility of your home, there’s much to consider when searching for a house. Not only do you have to think about comfort, style and location, you also have to consider practicality, space and of course, WiFi connection.

We’ve created a list of must haves for your next property if you run a business or regularly work from home.

1. The ideal home office

While it might seem like a given, creating the best home office for you is key when working remotely. It needs to be a space you can call your own and one which encourages productivity.

Whether the home already has a dedicated room you can use, or there’s space to convert or extend to create the ideal office, make sure there is actual practical working space available.

Key things to consider when looking to adapt a space into a home office, are its proximity to an internet point in case of WiFi issues, and where it is in the house. Try to keep it separate enough that you can avoid distractions.

2. Other adaptable work spaces

Let’s be honest, there’s going to be times you want to escape your home office – no matter how great it is.

The best way to ensure you don’t lose concentration and productivity when you go into another room, is to make other rooms adaptable working spaces too.

A light and airy kitchen is the perfect room for this. With some simple furniture and accessory choices such as a table for a desk, double glazing windows to prevent noise interruptions and storage for all your notes and equipment, the kitchen can quickly become an ideal place to get some work done.

3. Temperature control

If you’re trying to crunch some numbers or be creative then there’s nothing worse than being too cold or too warm. The best thing about working from home is that you don’t have to worry about other people’s preferences.

One study has found conditions between 21 and 25 degrees are best for productivity, so if you’re planning to convert a garage, be sure to look into the correct insulation to avoid freezing in winter. For optimum control, install air conditioning in your new home office for complete temperature comfort.

4. Natural light

Keep yourself alert and find a home that let’s in natural light. If you’re looking for a property that needs a little TLC to become your ideal home, check to see if large windows can be installed, and if doing so will compromise your privacy.

A good way of allowing extra light is installing skylights, making your new decor light and breezy.

5. Visible greenery

When viewing the room you think could be your home office, look around to see if you can see greenery outside. According to research, workers with plants showed 15% higher productivity than those without.

If greenery isn’t visible, try to envision potted plants and hanging baskets in the space. It’s important for your motivation to have these in your new office, so make sure you don’t compromise on space in this particular room.

6. Open spaces

We’ve already established the importance for a spacious home office, but having other open spaces in the home is just as valuable. Think about the other rooms you can work in, like the adaptable kitchen or living room – are they spacious enough for you to not feel cramped and enclosed?

An open plan living space and spacious back garden are important things if you’re going to be cooped up at home all day.

If you’re a home worker and looking to buy your next property, consider these key features in your search in order to ensure optimum productivity and focus.

Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture Choice said: “Working from home can be incredibly rewarding, and according to our research, a productive choice – but only if the surroundings are right.

Creating an environment that strikes a balance between comfy and clutter-free can be difficult, using these tips in your house search will make the process as seamless as possible.”

Original Source: http://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/property/six-features-your-house-needs-if-you-work-from-home.html August 1st, 2018

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