Will A ‘No Deal Brexit’ Affect Derby House Prices

By Daren Cope. I remember back in April 2020 when the major financial economists and property market commenters were sounding the alarm. The very best-case scenario was a 5% drop in property values by the end of the year, and most were in the 10% to 15% range. They forewarned the Covid-19 stimulated recession would trim […]

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A 2021 Property Crash in Derby and Burton?

By Simon Joyce. All reasoning points to a property crash in 2021, right? Not at all! I’m going to give you the reasons why it will not be the catastrophic scenario some are predicting. In the last few months, both the Derby and Burton property market has resisted and flouted every economist’s prediction. With the economy a […]

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A look back at the 2020 Derby Property Market

By Simon Joyce. We always like to do a review of the local property market at the end of each year so here it is for Derby. Looking back at the Derby property market for 2020, it can certainly be seen as a frenetic game of two halves, albeit with a very long half time […]

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Downvaluing and ‘Backdoor Gazumping’ on Derby Property

By Simon Joyce The Derby property market is an enigma and packed full of contradictions. Notwithstanding an economic recession and forecasts of property values dropping, nobody seems to have informed the Derby homeowners selling their homes and those Derby people looking to buy them. As I have discussed in many recent articles on the locality, […]

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Derby Property Owners set to Save Over £5,000,000 in Stamp Duty

The British are infatuated with owning their own property and don’t politicians know it. Margaret Thatcher used it as a vote winner in 1979 when she allowed council house tenants to buy their own home. Coming to the present day, Boris Johnson’s Conservative government have anxieties that the Brits have not been buying nearly enough […]

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Derby Post Lockdown Property; 6 Weeks In

From talking to most of the Derby estate and letting agents and our own findings, it might surprise many of you that new enquiries from homebuyers, tenants, landlords and home sellers have been at record levels since lockdown was lifted from the property market in mid-May. There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, […]

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Landlords to Blame for Derby’s Housing Crisis?

Isn’t it strange that nobody boasts they are a buy-to-let landlord anymore? Roll the clock back to the early millennium and you couldn’t go to the local golf club, meet up for a pint after work or shop at a Waitrose without someone dropping “buy-to-let property” into the conversation as easily and as often as […]

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The Lockdown Landlords of Derby

Despite Government regulations that have been in place since the 26 March 2020, when in-person viewings were made illegal, Derby buy to let landlords have, during that time, been chomping at the bit to build their property empire by looking at buying additional properties for their Derby buy to let portfolio. There are plenty of […]

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7% of Derby People Worked From Home Before Covid-19…

Before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, around 8,000 Derby people worked mainly from home, or about 7% of Derby’s 116,254 workforce compared to the national average of 14.9%. Yet over the last few weeks, many thousands more Derby workers have joined them in their spare rooms, or at their kitchen and dining room tables. Amongst warnings […]

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The £2.1 billion mortgage debt in Derby

With the General Election long gone, B-Day now passed and the recent shenanigans and political goings on in Westminster recently a fading memory, the housing market, for the time being anyway, is showing a striking resilience spurred on by the on-going wide-ranging monetary policy by the Bank of England. With interest rates and unemployment low, […]

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