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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 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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Does Your House Pass the 20 Second Test?

We live in a World where most of us are bombarded with never-ending streams of information to process. And that information overload is leading to people making snap judgments quicker than ever before. We see it regularly at Forbes Estates when people view a property for the first time. In most cases I’d say a […]

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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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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 – 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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Happy EASTER…

Tonnes of chocolates, loads of bunnies and piles of hot cross buns. That’s right folks unless you’ve been on holiday to the moon for a few months you’ll know it’s Easter. A time for enjoying family traditions.  And in many cases probably putting on a few pounds over the long weekend. Some Easter traditions around […]

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Chorley Property News: Chorley Pensioner Homeowners Are Now Worth £874,176,300

How wealth is distributed will always be a contentious issue, especially as the Baby Boomers (those aged between their late 50’s and late 70’s) wealth has grown exponentially over the last 20 years, compared to the wealth of the younger generation. With most UK property in the hands of the older generation, with its total […]

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Chorley Property Blog – How Will the Brexit Deal Affect Chorley House Prices and Your Mortgage Payments?

Christmas Eve brought the news that Boris Johnson had conclusively agreed on a Brexit deal for the UK with the European Union. This gave optimism that the economic turmoil of leaving the EU would be radically reduced, yet what will this ‘trade deal’ do to the value of your Chorley home and the mortgage payments you […]

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What are the Costs of Moving House?

If you’ve been thinking about buying a house in or around Chorley, you’ll be thinking about how many bedrooms you need, what size the garden is or if it’s in the right school catchment area and does it have a garage? Moving can be a stressful time, even if you are excited about the important […]

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