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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Chorley & Leyland Property Blog – Chorley & Leyland Homeowners to Face Post-Lockdown Mortgage Rate Rise of £554 a Year

With grocery, energy and other household prices/costs rising and hitting everyone’s back pocket, inflation (rising prices) may feel like an unimportant issue when it comes to the cost of keeping a roof over your head. Yet nothing could be further from the truth for many Chorley & Leyland homeowners. Because inflation over the long term […]


Autumn – The Most Important Selling Season?

It’s the 1st calendar day of Autumn today which some would say is the mostimportant selling season of the year…and we agree. Why…because September andOctober are much busier months of the year for homebuyers than November andDecember. So, Winter Is Really Coming and it is important to secure a buyer beforethen. If you are still […]


Five Tips to Avoid a House of Horrors

In this spooktacular article, we look at five things you want to avoid when selling your home. This infamous five will have prospective buyers fleeing your property as quickly as if they bumped into Freddy Kruger in your bathroom! But fear not as we have a treat for you this Halloween and we’ll show you […]


Chorley & Leyland Property News – Are Chorley & Leyland House Prices Set to Fall this Autumn?

The stamp duty holiday is over, furlough finished at the end of September, unemployment is due to rise and inflation is rife … is this the end of the post lockdown Chorley & Leyland property boom? Surely, we are heading for house price correction? Forecasting what will happen in the local property market this autumn […]



One of the recurring questions we at Forbes Estates get asked by people selling their homes with us is ‘Should I accept this offer?’ Depending on our response this is often followed up quicker than Lewis Hamilton in pole position with another question: “Ok then, so what’s an acceptable offer?” The truth is it depends on […]


Chorley & Leyland Property Blog – Wages rising by 8.3% pa – how will this affect the local property market?

As they struggle to meet demand, Argos have had to increase the wages of their HGV drivers from £11.41 an hour to £15 an hour – a rise of 31.2% meaning their pay goes from £27k to £35k. Care home providers are offering signing-on bonuses of many thousands of pounds to entice nursing staff away […]