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Helsby Property Values 4.1% Higher Than a Year Ago – What’s the Plan to Fix the Helsby Property Market?

Posted on 15th June, 2018

It’s been nearly 18 months since Sajid Javid, the Tory Government’s Housing Minister, published the white paper “Fixing the Broken UK Housing Market”. Meanwhile, Helsby property values continue to rise at 4.1% (year on year for the council area), and the number of new homes being constructed locally bumps along...

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Nearly Five Babies Born for Every New Home Built in the Past Five Years in Cheshire West and Chester

Posted on 8th June, 2018

Nearly five babies have been born for every new home that has been built in Cheshire West and Chester since 2012, deepening the Frodsham housing shortage. This discovery is an important foundation for my concerns about the future of the Frodsham property market – when you consider the battle that...

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How Affordable is Property for Average Working Families in Helsby?

Posted on 1st June, 2018

The simple fact is we are not building enough properties. If the supply of new properties is limited and demand continues to soar with heightened divorce rates, i.e. one household becoming two, people living longer and continued immigration, this means the values of those existing properties continues to remain high...

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67 Frodsham Landlords Plan to Expand Their Buy To Let Portfolios 

Posted on 25th May, 2018

A noteworthy number of buy to let landlords in Britain plan to buy more properties over the next year notwithstanding the frustrations, challenges and seismic changes in the private rented sector. According to Aldermore, the specialist buy to let lender, their research shows around 41% of portfolio buy to let...

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Extra Funding is Required for Affordable Homes in Helsby

Posted on 18th May, 2018

In my blog about the Helsby property market, I mostly only talk about two of the three main sectors of the local property market, the ‘private rented sector’ and the ‘owner-occupier sector’. However, as I often stress when talking to my clients, one cannot forget the third sector, that being...

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Frodsham Property Market – Asking Prices down 17.4% in the Last 12 Months

Posted on 11th May, 2018

The average asking price of property in Frodsham dropped by 17.4% (£48,550) compared to a year ago, taking the current average asking price to £230,110, compared with £278,660 this time last year. The overall drop in asking prices is being put down to sellers being more realistic with their pricing...

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