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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.

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11
May, 2018
15:03

27% more #ilkley home owners wanting to move more than 12 months ago

As I have mentioned a number times in my local property market blog, with not enough new-build properties being built in Ilkley 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 Ilkley home sellers are putting their properties on to the market than a year ago. At the start of 2007 there were 154 properties for sale in Ilkley but by October 2009, when the credit...

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02
April, 2018
09:31

#Otley Council Tax Payers Stung by 22.32% above Inflation Rise

Buying and selling a home in Otley isn’t the easiest or cheapest thing you will ever do. Estate Agent fees, Solicitors fees, Survey fees, Mortgage fees, Removal Van … the costs just mount up throughout every step of the move. Last week, an Otley landlord asked me whether the Council Tax Band made a difference to a property’s appeal, be it tenanted or to owner occupiers, when it comes to being sold on the open market and whether extensions...

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19
March, 2018
21:09

174 First Timer Buyers in #Ilkley in 2017

174 First Timer Buyers in Ilkley Bought Their First Home in 2017

A little bit of good news this week on the Ilkley 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 in 2009. The data shows there were 174 first time...

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07
March, 2018
09:24

#Otley Property Market – The 25.8% ‘New Build Premium’

According to the National House Building Council (NHBC), more than 9,300 new homes were registered to be built in Yorkshire and Humber last year, a decrease of 3.25% on 2016 levels of nearly 9,700 dwellings. Still great news when you consider it is one of the highest number of new builds in the region since the pre-recession levels of the Credit Crunch and the uncertainty of Brexit and the General Election. So, when a landlord recently asked...

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27
February, 2018
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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