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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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April, 2016

Capital appreciation central #Ilkley

Location is absolutely key when considering a buy to let investment, this one ticks all the boxes in my book, great central Ilkley location, a moments’ walk to all the local amenities not to mention the train station where you can be in Leeds or Bradford in 25 minutes. This one comes with a south facing garden for the sun worshiper and a garage for the vital additional...

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April, 2016

Ilkley Property Market in Crisis : Who is to blame?

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, at the end of the First World War, 77% of people rented their home (the vast majority renting from a private landlord as Council housing was still very much in its infancy). Homeownership rose very slowly in the 1920s and started to grow with the economy after the Great Depression. However, after the Luftwaffe had flattened huge swathes of housing in the early 1940s, the priority was to get people into clean...

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April, 2016

Ilkley Property Values rise by 0.3% month on month

I do like to have a coffee at Toast House on Leeds Road in Ilkley. Whilst in there, a suited gentleman approached me and asked if I was the person who wrote the newsletters about the Ilkley property market. We ended up having an interesting chat about the local property market, as he was concerned his daughter would never be able to buy her own property, a place in Ilkley she herself can call home. My latest analysis, using the Land Registry...

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