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Welcome to The Wharfe Valley Property Blog, the place where landlords and homeowners can find useful information, advice, insights, resources and inspiration for owning, renting out, buying and selling property in the Wharfe Valley covering Ilkley, Addingham, Ben Rhydding, Burley in Wharfedale, Menston, Otley and Pool in Wharfedale area.

The Wharfe Valley Property Team

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27
September, 2017
22:52

Rightmove have just released their little book of property trends #RightmoveTrends

It makes some interesting reading on a national basis

  • National asking prices increased 29% between 2012 & 2017
  • 85% of home movers say Brexit has had no impact on their decision to move
  • Properties near an ‘Outstanding’ primary school are worth £52k more
  • 44% of UK buyers are cash buyers
  • 37% of the UK population rents
  • The most searched for city after London on...

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18
July, 2017
22:28

75 #Otley Households Occupied by OAP Renters

Recent statistics published by the Office of National Statistics show that there are 267,704 private rented households in the Country that are occupied by people aged 65 and older, meaning 4.39% of OAP’s are living in private rented property. It got me thinking two things. How many of these OAP’s have always rented and how many have sold up and become a tenant? In retirement, selling up could make financial sense to the mature generation...

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25
June, 2017
08:36

Great buy in #Menston #Ilkley #property #yorkshire

Well Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels came out in 1998 - almost 20 years ago! To coin one of my favourite phrases ‘It’s a steal, it’s a deal of the century’ (censored of course). Well I have just found a steal and a deal here with a local Menston property, now I...

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08
June, 2017
22:22

#Ilkley OAP’s sitting on £103m of Property

Ilkley people aged over 65 currently hold more housing wealth in their homes than the annual GDP of the whole of the Shetland Isles … and this is a problem for everyone in Ilkley! Many retiree’s want to move but cannot, as there is a shortage of such homes for mature people to downsize into. Due to the shortage, bungalows command a 10% to 20% premium per square foot over houses of the same size with stairs. To add to the woes, in 2014,...

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27
March, 2017
11:42

£9m a year black hole in the #Ilkley Property Market – Is Buy to Let Immoral? (Part 2)

£9m a year black hole in the Ilkley Property Market - Is Buy to Let Immoral? (Part 2)   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 2001. Homeownership was here to stay as many baby boomers assumed it’s very much...

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