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Whether you are a homeowner, first-time buyer or landlord; the last 15 months has been a roller coaster ride when it comes to the local property market. With 213,120 UK house buyers and 58,580 UK tenants moving home in June, the summer has been manic for many people. Meaning some homeowners are asking if they […]


Chorley & Leyland Property Blog – Chorley & Leyland Homeowners Have Turned to the Rental Market to Cash in By £30,500 Each

Should you sell or should you buy in this most interesting Chorley & Leyland property market? I have calculated that at least 113 local house sellers have rented a home to break their house chain in the last 12 months, although at a cost as they face paying many thousands of pounds in rent.  There […]


How not to Lose Sleep over Selling Your House

Buying or selling a property can sometimes be stressful. It can even cause you sleepless nights. At Forbes Estate Agents, we do all we can to insulate our clients from any unnecessary stress and delays. Our years of successful experience in helping people to move homes means there’s hardly anything we’ve not come across and […]


Chorley & Leyland Property Blog – Only 1 in 15 Local Properties are Bungalows, Despite an Ageing Population. Why?

The bungalow is a building that has represented a more leisurely, gentler way of life since the early 1900’s. Bungalows have been sold as an aspiration for those about to retire, saving them the annoyance of having to climb stairs. With an ageing population, one would think they would be building more bungalows, yet nothing […]


Chorley & Leyland Home Moves Hit Record High in June 2021

As 159.1% more people sell in June compared to the local area 10-year average. June 2021 was the busiest month ever for UK estate agents, home removal companies and conveyancers since monthly records began as HMRC logged 213,120 residential transactions in June, a jump of more than 216% nationally on the same month last year […]



Many people believe the best value agent is the one who charges the least, however, in my opinion a best value agent is not the one who charges the least, they are in fact the one who achieves the highest price for your home. They are the one who offers a quality service with a carefully […]


Chorley Property Blog – Powered by Forbes : Chorley & Leyland Homeowners Profit by £37,470 in Last 5 years

Investing in property has historically been a sound investment, yet alternative investments (like Cryptocurrency) have been gaining traction over the last five years. So, should we all ditch buying our own home and buy Bitcoin? Cryptocurrency with such names as Bitcoin and Ethereum are being bandied about as the new investment vehicle everyone should be […]


Chorley Property News – Are We Heading Towards a House Price Crash?

Local house prices rose by 1.0% last month, according to the Land Registry. This means the annual rate of house price growth in Chorley has increased to 11.7%. Looking at the national figures, many people were concerned the UK property market was overheating as spring saw annual growth of 9.9%, the highest rate of house price growth documented […]


First-time home buyer tips

If you’re a first-time buyer wondering what you need to buy a house or flat, the following handy guide takes you through the process of buying your first home, including saving your deposit and applying for a mortgage. How much deposit do I need to buy a house? A person is generally classified as a […]


Chorley Property Blog – How Eco-friendly are Chorley Homes?

And how new Gov’t rules will mean draughty low-eco homes will drop in value ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’ Yet now being green is a normal way of life for most of us. Walking or cycling places instead of taking the car, recycling and even shunning meat are some of the things most Chorley households […]