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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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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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23
October, 2016
21:29

525% – Rise in #Ilkley #Property Prices since 1981

Roll the clock back 35 years to 1981, and Mrs. T was in power, we had a Royal Wedding, Britain won the Ashes and Bucks Fizz won Eurovision with ‘Making your Mind up’.   Haven’t things changed.  The number of homeowners and property investors who said they wish they had hindsight and bought up every house in Ilkley all those years ago, especially when you consider what has happened to Ilkley property values, as…

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21
September, 2016
13:40

New House Building in #Ilkley slumps by 28.4% in the last year

Let me speak frankly, even with Brexit and the fact immigration numbers will now be reduced in the coming years, there is an unending and severe shortage of new housing being built in the Ilkley area (and the UK as a whole). Even if there are short term confidence trembles fueled by newspapers hungry for bad news, the ever growing population of Ilkley with its high demand for property versus curtailed supply of properties being built, this...

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