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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 […]

And the winner is… us!

December 8th, 2021
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We’re simply the best, better than all the rest. Ok, if you’re being picky we are better than 97% of Estate Agents in the country. Edwards receives national recognition at the EA Masters 2022 We have attained the highest standards necessary to be awarded with the property industry’s most prestigious mark of excellence. On Wednesday 3rd October, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Are More Stratford-upon-Avon OAP Homeowners Deciding Not to Move Home?

September 11th, 2021
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A recent report by Legal & General stated that, since the pandemic, many older homeowners had put their plans to move home ‘on ice’. It said that fewer OAP homeowners are planning to downsize from their large family homes after the pandemic made them realise the actual value of their local community and space. Historically, […]

Only 1 in 21 Stratford-upon-Avon Properties are Bungalows, Despite an Ageing Population. Why?

August 13th, 2021
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The bungalow is a building that has represented a more leisurely, gentler way of life since the early 1900’s. Bungalows have been sold as an aspiration for those about to retire, saving them the annoyance of having to climb stairs. With an ageing population, one would think they would be building more bungalows, yet nothing […]

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 […]

Is Stratford-upon-Avon Heading Towards a House Price Crash?

July 1st, 2021
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Stratford-upon-Avon house prices rose by 1.4% last month, according to the Land Registry. This means the annual rate of house price growth in Stratford-upon-Avon now stands at 12.1%. 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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