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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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July, 2017

75 #Otley Households Occupied by OAP Renters

Recent statistics published by the Office of National Statistics show that there are 267,704 private rented households in the Country that are occupied by people aged 65 and older, meaning 4.39% of OAP’s are living in private rented property. It got me thinking two things. How many of these OAP’s have always rented and how many have sold up and become a tenant? In retirement, selling up could make financial sense to the mature generation...

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June, 2017

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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March, 2017

5 top interior tips to sell your home this #spring #ilkley #otley

5 top interiors tips to sell your home by local Interior Designer Ann Marie Cousins from AMC Design You’ve decided it’s time to move and you want to show your house at its best. But how? And, given that other moving costs will be on your mind, how can you do so economically? 1. Declutter You may think your home is clutter free, but the reality is that we all develop blind spots with our...

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February, 2017

£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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December, 2016

Average Rent Paid by Tenants in #Otley rise to £897 per month

Average Rent Paid by Tenants in Otley rise to £897 per month Back in the Spring, there was a surge in Otley landlords buying buy to let property in Otley as they tried to beat George Osborne’s new stamp duty changes which kicked in on the 1st April 2016. To give you an idea of the sort of numbers we are talking about, below are the property statistics for sales either side of the deadline in LS21. Jan...

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