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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.

The Wharfe Valley Property Team

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02
November, 2019
16:57

The Affordability of Buying Property in #Otley

Looking back at the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landing earlier this year, it reminded me of the huge changes that have happened to Otley and more specifically the Otley property market since WW2. Back in 1946, the average wage in Otley was just over £5 a week and to buy an average car would cost you just under £600, yet this is a property blog, so... The average value of an Otley property in 1946 was £1,191...

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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...

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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...

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30
April, 2019
21:12

Which #Otley Properties are Selling the Best?

Which Otley Properties are Selling the Best? Moving home is said to be the third most stressful life event, following a member of your family dying or getting divorced. So it is always best to keep your stress levels down by investigating and doing your homework on both the particular area of Otley (or nearby conurbations) where you live (i.e. where you are selling) and where you want to search for your next Otley...

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14
March, 2019
10:31

45.7% of #Otley Property is Sold

As 45.7% of Otley Property on the Market is Sold

Are there any bargains because of Brexit?

Bargains – well yes and no – and let me explain why. To find a bargain you need to know the ‘market’, yet there is not one ‘property market’ in the UK. In fact, the...

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