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Stratford-upon-Avon People’s Addiction to Their Spare Bedrooms?

December 15th, 2021
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The Housing Minister, Chris Pincher, has suggested older homeowners are “rattling around” in their homes as they are too big for them. He implied they are selfish and should sell up and move to a retirement home when he spoke to a committee in the House of Lords. He stated that many British homes are […]

Stratford-upon-Avon House Prices – The Effect of Rising Inflation

December 10th, 2021
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House prices tend to rise with inflation, so with the UK annual inflation hitting 4.2% last week, that’s good news, isn’t it? Yes and no – let me explain what it means for Stratford-upon-Avon homeowners. The year-on-year cost of living rose by 4.2% in October, its highest rate in almost a decade. The jump in […]

Is the Stratford-upon-Avon Property Market Running Out of Steam?

November 12th, 2021
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In recent articles on the Stratford-upon-Avon property market, I have been talking a lot about house prices over the last 12 months and 5 years in Stratford-upon-Avon. When it comes to newspapers talking about the property market, the headline most people look at is what is happening to house prices. However, as 2 in 3 […]

Stratford-upon-Avon Homeowners to Face Post-Lockdown Mortgage Rate Rise of £1,125 a Year 

October 28th, 2021
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With grocery, energy and other household prices/costs rising and hitting everyone’s back pocket, inflation (rising prices) may feel like an unimportant issue when it comes to the cost of keeping a roof over your head.    Yet nothing could be further from the truth for many Stratford-upon-Avon homeowners and Stratford-upon-Avon landlords.   Because inflation over the long-term is bad for the economy, the normal weapon […]

Are Stratford-upon-Avon House Prices Set to Fall This Autumn?

October 13th, 2021
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The stamp duty tax holiday is over, furlough finished at the end of September, unemployment is due to rise and inflation is rife … is this the end of the post lockdown Stratford-upon-Avon property boom?  Surely, we are heading for house price correction? Forecasting what will happen in the Stratford-upon-Avon property market this Autumn may […]

Wages Rising by 8.3% pa – How Will This Affect the Stratford-upon-Avon Property Market?

September 23rd, 2021
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As they struggle to meet demand, Argos have had to increase the wages of their HGV drivers from £11.41 an hour to £15 an hour – a rise of 31.2% meaning their pay goes from £27k to £35k. Care home providers are offering signing-on bonuses of many thousands of pounds to entice nursing staff away […]

Hook Buy-to-Let Market on the Rise as Returns Rise by 34.1% in 5 Years

September 20th, 2021
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Hook landlords are becoming progressively more self-assured about expanding their rental portfolios; as Hook rents rise, mortgage interest rates fall and demand for decent Hook rental properties outstrips supply. A number of reports nationally would suggest around a third of UK ‘portfolio’ landlords (i.e. landlords with more than one rental property) are actively looking to […]

Stratford-upon-Avon Homeowners Have Turned to the Rental Market to Cash in by £42,500 Each

August 27th, 2021
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Should you sell or should you buy in this most interesting Stratford-upon-Avon property market? I have calculated that at least 50 Stratford-upon-Avon 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 are a […]

Stratford-upon-Avon Home Moves Hit Record High in June as 160.3% more people sell in June compared to the Stratford-upon-Avon area 10-year average

July 28th, 2021
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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 (when the housing market had just reopened after the initial lockdown). The cause of […]

Stratford-upon-Avon Homeowners Profit by £59,260 in Last 5 Years … yet Bitcoin investors would have made £17,970,350 in profit. Is investing in ‘Bricks & Mortar’ dead?

July 9th, 2021
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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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