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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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27
September, 2017
22:52

Rightmove have just released their little book of property trends #RightmoveTrends

It makes some interesting reading on a national basis

  • National asking prices increased 29% between 2012 & 2017
  • 85% of home movers say Brexit has had no impact on their decision to move
  • Properties near an ‘Outstanding’ primary school are worth £52k more
  • 44% of UK buyers are cash buyers
  • 37% of the UK population rents
  • The most searched for city after London on...

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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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23
March, 2017
09:23

Private renting in #ilkley set to hit 1,179 households by 2021 – Is Buy to Let immoral? (Part 1)

Private renting in Ilkley set to hit 1,179 households by 2021 - Is Buy to Let immoral? (Part 1) Can we blame the 55 to 70-year-old Ilkley citizens for the current housing crisis in the town? Also known as the ‘Baby Boomer Generation’, these Ilkley people were born after the end of the Second World War as the country saw a massive rise in births as they slowly recovered from the economic hardships experienced...

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28
February, 2017
08:25

£1.651bn – The total value of all #Otley Property Market

“How much would it cost to buy all the properties in Otley?” This fascinating question was posed by one of my Otley landlord’s 11-year-old son, when both popped into my offices before the Christmas break (doesn’t that seem an age away now!). I thought to myself over the Christmas break, I would sit down and calculate what the total value of all the properties in Otley are worth .. and just for fun, work out how much they have...

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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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