Welcome To The Wharfe Valley Property Blog

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.

The Wharfe Valley Property Team

Subscribe to Our Newsletter
04
August, 2019
21:54

#Otley Homeowners Sell Their Home Nearly 14% More Than the UK Average

Otley Homeowners Sell Their Home Nearly 14% More Than the UK Average The average homeowner in the UK moves every 20.2 years… That average in the 1970’s and 80’s was around every 10 to 11 years; in the 1990’s it increased to the mid-teens (in terms of years) and in the early part of the Millennium, it dropped again to the low teens. When we had the Credit Crunch years of 2008/09/10, that shot up to every 25.3...

Read More

23
July, 2019
08:00

Do We Have the Right Sort of #Ilkley Homes For the 21st Century

Would it surprise you to know that in some parts of Ilkley, predominantly prosperous areas with high proportions of mature residents, the housing crisis is not one of supply so much as dispersal of that supply? Theoretically, in Ilkley there are more than enough bedrooms for everyone - it’s just they are disproportionately spread among the population, with some better-off and more mature households living in large Ilkley homes with many spare...

Read More

16
June, 2019
11:30

38% more homes for sale in #Otley than a year ago

One of the key factors of the health of the Otley property market is the number of properties for sale at any one time. The issue with housing is that when demand goes up, unlike with a chocolate bar factory, who can add a couple of hours overtime to increase supply/production to satisfy demand, it takes a good 18 months to two years from planning permission to someone moving into a home. I have talked at length (and proved) in previous articles...

Read More

15
May, 2019
22:02

New Home Building in #Ilkley and #Bradford 2018 rises to 20.1% above the post Millennium average

Nationally, the number of new homes created in 2018 was 222,194, the highest since 1989. Yet since 2002, the average number of properties built in the UK has only been 146,700 per year. You would think, seeing all the new homes sites around, you could ask are we building too many houses, especially off the back of those impressive 2018 build figures? However, to keep up with the ever-growing population, lifestyles and people living longer,...

Read More

26
March, 2019
10:36

Home Ownership among #Ilkley young people…….. read on

Home Ownership among Ilkley young people has dropped by more than a third in 20 years

The proportion of 25 to 34-year olds who own their home in Ilkley has dropped by more than a third in the last 20 years, so what does this mean for all the existing Ilkley landlords and homeowners together with all those youngsters considering buying their first home? Well,...

Read More

Subscribe