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Monthly Archives: December 2019

The £1.3 billion mortgage debt of Chorley homeowners

Irrespective of the shenanigans and political goings-on in Westminster recently, the housing market (for the time being anyway) shows a striking resilience, fostered by the on-going wide-ranging monetary policy by the Bank of England. With interest rates and unemployment low, UKplc is heading into 2020 in reasonable condition.  Additionally, despite the UK’s new homes industry improving its […]


Chorley Property Blog, powered by Forbes – How is the ‘Exodus’ of Eastern Europeans Affecting the Chorley Property Market?

I was having a thought-provoking conversation with a local buy-to-let landlord a few weeks ago about everything to do with property, Brexit and how the reported voluntary repatriation of Eastern Europeans had affected the property market in Chorley.  It transpired some of his Chorley tenants, who had been in his property for over 10 years […]


What the Election Results Mean for the Chorley Property Market…

In this 60-second read, we take a very quick look at what happened last night and what it means to the property market in Chorley. Here is a Non-party political broadcast by Forbes Estate Agents. Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party have won a large majority following yesterday’s election. It’s very early days (less than […]


The Real Meaning of Christmas

As the season of giving is just a few days away I thought I’d share with you lovely people some of the most expensive Christmassy things ever. The Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, has an enormous 13 metre, diamond-encrusted Christmas Tree which cost £7m. Mind you they probably aren’t too bothered about the electricity […]


Why Boxing Day is Brilliant for Savvy Home Sellers

In this two-minute read, we unwrap the staggering statistics and reasons which make Boxing Day more than just a time for food, family and friends. Picture the scene  – It’s the afternoon after the night before. It’s Boxing Day! The presents are all open, the wrapping all recycled, visitors entertained and time for a bit […]


Chorley Property Blog, powered by Forbes – Labour Party’s U-turn on the £82,712,030 grab on Chorley landlord’s wallets

Well, with the General Election just over the horizon and having been asked by a number of Chorley homeowners and local buy to let landlords what the different main parties would do to the local property market, in this week’s article we focus on Labour’s contentious Right to Buy proposal for private tenants. Launched in […]