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Category Archives: Landlords

Chorley Property Blog, Powered by Forbes – 15% more local homes for sale than a year ago

One of the key factors of the health of the local property market is the number of properties for sale at any one time. The issue with housing is that when demand goes up, unlike with a confectionary bar factory, who can add a couple of hours overtime to increase supply/production to satisfy demand, it […]

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Questions to Ask an Estate Agent

We received a call recently from a retired gentleman who had lived in the same house for more than 40 years. He was relocating to be closer to his family and was selling his property for the first time and unsure what to ask agents. The advice we gave him is what we share with […]

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Chorley Property Bog, Powered by Forbes – New Home Building in Chorley 2018 rises to 28.5% above the post Millennium average

Nationally, the number of new homes created in 2018 was 222,194, the highest since 1989. Yet since 2002, the average number of properties built in the UK has only been 146,700 per year. You would think, seeing all the new homes sites around, you could ask are we building too many houses, especially off the […]

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Chorley Property Blog, powered by Forbes – Which Chorley properties are selling the best?

Moving home is said to be the third most stressful life event, following a member of your family passing away or getting divorced. So it is always best to keep your stress levels down by investigating and doing your homework on both the particular area of Chorley & Leyland (or nearby conurbations) where you live […]

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Chorley Property Blog, powered by Forbes – Home Ownership among Chorley’s young people has nearly halved in 20 years

The proportion of 25 to 34-year olds who own their home in Chorley and Leyland has nearly halved in the last 20 years, so what does this mean for all the existing landlords and homeowners together with all those youngsters considering buying their first home? Well, looking at the numbers in greater detail, in Chorley […]

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Some People Love Having Nothing Up Top!

We love all kinds of property at Forbes Estates. From a one-bedroom studio flat to a sprawling 7-bedroom country home complete with a swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. And one of the UK’s favourite types of homes, especially as the population lives longer, are bungalows. One floor living is getting a lot of love in […]

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Chorley Property Blog – Powered by Forbes – Are there any bargains because of Brexit?

As 34.2 of Chorley Property on the Market is Sold…Are there any bargains because of Brexit? Bargains – well yes and no – and let me explain why. To find a bargain you need to know the ‘market’, yet there is not one ‘property market’ in the UK. In fact, the British property market is […]

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Chorley property blog – powered by Forbes. Chorley house prices up 19.4% in the last 5 years.

Chorley House Prices up 19.4% in the last 5 Years… Over the last 5 years, we have seen some interesting subtle changes to the local property market as buying patterns of landlords have changed ever so slightly. The background to this story was the recently published set of buy-to-let (BTL) lending statistics. Roll the clock […]

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Chorley Property Blog – Powered by Forbes – Property Market Outlook 2019

Chorley Property Market – Outlook for 2019 Chorley property values are currently unexpectedly 5.1% higher than at the end of 2017, notwithstanding the uncertainty and threats over the potential impact of Brexit in 2019. This has exceeded all the predictions (aka guesses) of all the City of London economists, in an astonishing sign of strength […]

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Don’t stand for Estate Agent Excuses…

“I couldn’t hand in my assignment today because the dog ate my homework.” “The train to Preston is cancelled due to the wrong kind of snow falling.” “I can’t make it into work today boss because a ghost in my house has kept me all night.” Excuses, excuses, excuses. That last one was taken from […]

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