Top Tips for Tenants Looking for a Property to Rent

Whether you’re renting for the first time, upsizing to a bigger property, downsizing to a smaller property  or moving into a new area, renting gives you both flexibility and independence.  However, it can feel a little overwhelming and there can be a lot of unanswered questions. There is certainly a lot to think about when searching for […]

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Letting Tip #1 – Where and What to Buy?

The ultimate question for both seasoned landlords and those taking the first steps into property investment… What type of property do I buy and where do I buy it? Your Own Goals Before answering this, you need to know what you want to achieve from your investment? Is it a Short term or Long term […]

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The Supply & Demand Imbalance in Derby

The most recent set of data from the Land Registry has stated that property values in Derby and the surrounding area were 5.72% higher than 12 months ago and 12.08% higher than January 2015. Despite the uncertainty over Brexit as Derby and most of the UK’s property values continue their medium and long-term upward trajectory. […]

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Burton’s 3 Speed Property Market

“What’s happening to the Burton on Trent Property Market” is a question I am asked repeatedly.  Well, would it be a surprise to hear that my own research suggests that there isn’t just one big Burton on Trent property market – but many small micro-property markets? According to recent data released by the Office of […]

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The Population of the UK in a Single Street…

If the population of the UK were condensed into just a single street, a third of us would live in a semi-detached house worth £207,000. A quarter of the population would live in a detached home worth almost £333,000 More than a quarter would live in a terraced house, at an average price of £177,000 […]

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Housing.. The ‘Cinderella’ of Politics in Derby…

We are nearly 3 months into the new Tory regime and life has gone back to normal as political rhetoric on social media is replaced with pictures of dogs, cats and people’s lunch. Joking aside though, all the political parties promised so much on the housing front in their manifestos, should they be elected at the […]

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Social Media can Help Burglars Target your Home

A THIRD OF PEOPLE (34%) REGULARLY POST UPDATES THROUGHOUT THEIR TIME OFF ON HOLIDAY Whether it’s that #nofilter shot of a sunset, the “hot dogs or legs” photo, or checking in to an intimate beach-side dinner, many of us love to show the world what we’ve been up to on our holidays. Aviva’s Travel Report […]

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Burton’s 2604 Mortgage Time Bombs?

According to my research, of the 30,320 properties in Burton, 12,056 of those properties have mortgages on them. 85.1% of those mortgaged properties are made up of owner-occupiers and the rest are buy-to-let landlords. … but this is the concerning part .. 2,604 of those Burton mortgages are interest only. My research also shows that, […]

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Derby Homeowners and their £2.47bn Debt!

Over the last 12 months, the UK has decided to leave the EU, have a General Election with a result that didn’t go to plan for Mrs May and to add insult to injury, our American cousins elected Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. It could be said this should have caused […]

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Burton ‘Baby Boomers’ vs ‘Millennials’!

A recent article written by my colleague “The Unfairness of the Derby Baby Boomer’s £7bn windfall?” caused a stir! In it he looked at a young family member of mine who was arguing the case that Millennials (those born after 1985) were suffering on the back of the older generation. They claimed the older generation had […]

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