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Category Archives: Landlords

QUALITY…

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How to Make Your Chorley Garden Summer Ready

Whether you are a green fingered fanatic and can’t wait to pull on your gardening gloves and get stuck in, or if you consider the maintenance of your outside space as just another household task that you need to tick off a list, you can’t deny that the imminent arrival of summer is the perfect […]

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THE PROPERTY MARKET IS CERTAINLY ON FIRE…

Zooplas latest update suggests demand for property is up +29% year on year yet supple is down -20% (we have certainly seen this at Forbes Estates) The simple result of that imbalance between supply and demand = national prices increased +4.1% so far this year to April. The upward trend is very regional though… Zoopla […]

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Chorley Property Blog: Chorley Buy-to-Let Property Market Going into Crisis?

…as first-time buyers now only need a 5% deposit for a mortgage. 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 […]

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Chorley Property Blog – Panic Buying in the Chorley Property Market?

Would it surprise you that there are 83% fewer LOCAL properties for sale today than a decade ago? Property values are much higher than a decade ago and the property market at the moment in Chorley and surrounding villages is on fire. In all my years as an agent, I have never seen it like […]

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6 Tips to buy in today’s Hot Market…

Buying a property in a hot market can be very intense and for those buyers who are not experienced in the intricacies of buying property it can be very daunting. But it doesn’t need to be like that as there are a few things you can do to buy well during a competitive market, try some […]

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Chorley Property Blog – Chorley Property Market: 2011-2021, a look back at the local housing market over the past decade

With all of us completing the Census, a couple of 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 Census gatherers to pore over. To digest and regurgitate facts, figures […]

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