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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 […]

Stratford-upon-Avon Buy-to-Let Landlords Owed £420,806 in Unpaid Rent. Rogues or Saviours?

June 18th, 2021
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There is no getting away from the fact that the rise in the number of buy-to-let properties in Stratford-upon-Avon has been nothing short of astonishing over the last twenty years. As a result, many in the press have said Britain is a broken nation, with many twenty and thirty-somethings unable to buy their first home. […]

How Eco-friendly are Stratford-upon-Avon Homes? And how new Gov’t rules will mean draughty low-eco Stratford-upon-Avon homes will drop in value.

June 10th, 2021
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‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’, was the song that Kermit sang on Sesame Street. 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 Stratford-upon-Avon households are trying to do their […]

35.6% of Stratford-upon-Avon Landlords Could be Fined £5,000 each with New Energy Regs …whilst possible new mortgage rules for Stratford-upon-Avon homeowners would make it harder to sell their draughty old properties!

May 21st, 2021
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As the UK has committed to a legally binding target to be carbon neutral by 2050, one of the biggest producers of greenhouse gasses are residential properties. To hit that target, every UK property will need to achieve a minimum grade of C on their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) by 2035. The issue is two thirds […]

How is the Housing Market in Stratford-upon-Avon Looking at the End of 2019?

How is the Housing Market in Stratford-upon-Avon Looking at the End of 2019?

November 18th, 2019
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The housing market is always in constant flux and it’s affected by many factors like political, financial and buyer confidence. Clearly this year and last month (October) have been interesting with Brexit ‘will we or won’t we?’ hanging over us all. This has affected the Stratford-upon-Avon housing market and although it remained reasonably sound in […]

Selling Your House in Stratford-upon-Avon? Here’s the Fastest Selling Housing Bracket

Selling Your House in Stratford-upon-Avon? Here’s the Fastest Selling Housing Bracket

November 15th, 2019
Market Update, News | Comments Off on Selling Your House in Stratford-upon-Avon? Here’s the Fastest Selling Housing Bracket

Moving home or buying a new one can be a stressful time. They say it’s one of the most stressful things you’ll do. We like to bring that stress down a little and make it easier for you, but there are areas of your house move that sadly we can’t control. One of those areas […]

Edwards - Are there too many properties in Stratford-upon-Avon

Are there too many properties in Stratford-upon-Avon?

November 15th, 2019
Market Update, News | Comments Off on Are there too many properties in Stratford-upon-Avon?

There’s no denying that we’re in a growth stage for housing in the UK. Everywhere you look, more and more houses are being built and the Stratford-upon-Avon district is no different. We do need the housing according to the housing planners and there’s some really interesting data on the number of people per square mile […]

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