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Category Archives: Renting

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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5 Reasons Why LOCAL High Street Agents are Better than DIY internet agents…

5 Reasons Why LOCAL High Street Estate Agents are Better Than DIY Internet Estate Agents There doesn’t seem to be a week going by that a new online call centre based estate agency opens offering unbelievable services at quarter of the price, implying their service is just as good as the so called ‘expensive’ high […]

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Chorley Property Blog – 21.4% of All Chorley Properties were Bought Without a Mortgage…

LANDLORDS – 21.4% of All Chorley Properties were Bought Without a Mortgage in the Last 7 Years.  For most Chorley people, a mortgage is the only way to buy a property. However, for some, especially Chorley homeowners who have paid off their mortgage or Chorley buy to let landlords, many have the choice to pay […]

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How will you change your life in 2019?

Chorley property blog – powered by Forbes.  Around this time last year, a poll came out from YouGovshowing what the most popular resolutions were among people in the UK. The top ten below haven’t really changed for the past five years. But we’d hazard a bet to suggest some people will want to cut down […]

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Chorley Property Blog – About to Retire and Privately Rent?

Live in Chorley? About to Retire and Privately Rent? You Could be £2,500 a Year Worse Off! You read the personal finance pages of the newspapers and it all seems to be the impending pensions crisis … where people aren’t saving enough for their retirement. But it’s not the lack of Chorley peoples’ future pension […]

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And so this is Christmas

We’re a musical bunch at Forbes Estates, or some of us like to think we are. Which means we love a bit of carol singing and festive songs on loop in our office. Have you got your Christmas list ready? I don’t ask Santa for much, in fact All I Want for Christmas is (A […]

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