£257 11s 2d – The Price of a Derby Home in 1871!

I love writing these blogs and sometimes, one really grabs you and is really great fun to research… and this is one of them! Would it surprise you even more when I say that the ratio of house prices to wages are still lower today when compared to 1871? Yes, you read that correctly, as […]

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Is Burton buy-to-let property in crisis?

Derby and Burton landlords… sell your property portfolios, your tenants will soon be leaving in droves as they buy their first home with the new 5% deposit mortgages backed by the Government’s new mortgage-guarantee scheme revealed in March’s budget! These 95% mortgages are to be supported by the Treasury, lessening losses for mortgage lenders should […]

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Will the Derby Property Market Continue to Boom?

All the signs are that the Derby housing market is sat on good foundations, yet one key hazard could still scupper the market. ‘UK Property Prices Rising at Record Levels’ is the headline of many newspapers. In the last few weeks, the Halifax reported they had grown by 6.5% in the last 12 months, whilst […]

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Panic Buying in the Derby Property Market

Would it surprise you that there are 64% fewer properties for sale today in Derby than a decade ago? Property values are much higher than a decade ago and the property market at the moment in Derby is on fire. In all my years as an agent, I have never seen it like it is […]

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Derby Property 2011 – 2021: The Census Year

A look back at the Derby housing market over the last decade. With all of us completing the Census a few weeks ago, it made me realise profoundly that mine and my family’s life, which from our own point of view seems unique and delightful, makes us all into a series of statistics for the […]

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Will A ‘No Deal Brexit’ Affect Derby House Prices

By Daren Cope. I remember back in April 2020 when the major financial economists and property market commenters were sounding the alarm. The very best-case scenario was a 5% drop in property values by the end of the year, and most were in the 10% to 15% range. They forewarned the Covid-19 stimulated recession would trim […]

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A 2021 Property Crash in Derby and Burton?

By Simon Joyce. All reasoning points to a property crash in 2021, right? Not at all! I’m going to give you the reasons why it will not be the catastrophic scenario some are predicting. In the last few months, both the Derby and Burton property market has resisted and flouted every economist’s prediction. With the economy a […]

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A look back at the 2020 Derby Property Market

By Simon Joyce. We always like to do a review of the local property market at the end of each year so here it is for Derby. Looking back at the Derby property market for 2020, it can certainly be seen as a frenetic game of two halves, albeit with a very long half time […]

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Downvaluing and ‘Backdoor Gazumping’ on Derby Property

The Derby property market is an enigma and packed full of contradictions. Notwithstanding an economic recession and forecasts of property values dropping, nobody seems to have informed the Derby homeowners selling their homes and those Derby people looking to buy them. As I have discussed in many recent articles on the locality, the Derby property […]

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Derby Property Owners set to Save Over £5,000,000 in Stamp Duty

The British are infatuated with owning their own property and don’t politicians know it. Margaret Thatcher used it as a vote winner in 1979 when she allowed council house tenants to buy their own home. Coming to the present day, Boris Johnson’s Conservative government have anxieties that the Brits have not been buying nearly enough […]

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