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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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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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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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