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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
April, 2018
09:31

#Otley Council Tax Payers Stung by 22.32% above Inflation Rise

Buying and selling a home in Otley isn’t the easiest or cheapest thing you will ever do. Estate Agent fees, Solicitors fees, Survey fees, Mortgage fees, Removal Van … the costs just mount up throughout every step of the move. Last week, an Otley landlord asked me whether the Council Tax Band made a difference to a property’s appeal, be it tenanted or to owner occupiers, when it comes to being sold on the open market and whether extensions...

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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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27
February, 2018
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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18
July, 2017
22:28

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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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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