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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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07
February, 2017
12:00

Private Renting set to grow by 400 #Ilkley households by 2025

Private Renting set to grow by 400 Ilkley households by 2025 I was having a most interesting chat the other day with an Ilkley landlord when we were looking at a property. As I am sure you are aware, I'm always happy to cast my eye over any potential buy to let purchase in Ilkley, be that you emailing me a Rightmove link, a brochure in the post or even treading the carpet and seeing it together. I don't charge for...

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15
January, 2017
21:18

#Ilkley OAP’s sitting on £103 m 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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09
November, 2016
08:35

An #Otley apartment that’s for keeps

Own a piece of history in this Grade II one bedroom apartment, the shell looks good but some thought needs to be given internally. Often in older buildings you will find wasted spaces, areas that aren't used to the fullest. I haven't been to this property but on the first view of the floorplan I would be looking at adding an en suite or could even an extra bedroom be added?, this of course will add further value for sale and for...

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