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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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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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27
March, 2017
11:42

£9m a year black hole in the #Ilkley Property Market – Is Buy to Let Immoral? (Part 2)

£9m a year black hole in the Ilkley Property Market - Is Buy to Let Immoral? (Part 2)   An Englishman’s Home is His Castle as Maggie Thatcher lauded - everyone should own their own home. In 1971, around 50% of people owned their own home and, as the baby-boomers got better jobs and pay, that proportion of homeowners rose to 69% by 2001. Homeownership was here to stay as many baby boomers assumed it’s very much...

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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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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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