30% of all Derby Properties Bought by Cash…

For most Derby people, a mortgage is the only way to buy a property. However, for some, especially Derby homeowners who have paid off their mortgage or Derby buy to let landlords, many have the choice to pay exclusively with cash. So the question is, should you use all your cash, or could a mortgage […]

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Remember House Prices in Millennium Year in Derby…

As we go full steam ahead into 2019, it’s certain that the Derby housing market in 2018 was a little more restrained than 2016 and 2017 and I believe this will continue into 2019. Property ownership is a medium to long term investment so, looking at the long-term, the average Derby homeowner, having owned their […]

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Can Derby Retirees Afford to Rent?

If you read the personal finance pages of the newspapers, it all seems to be about the impending pensions crisis… where people aren’t saving enough for their retirement. However, it’s not the lack of Derby peoples’ future pension incomes that are my immediate concern. The fact is that so many of the future retirees in […]

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20% of Derby’s Population will be over 65 by 2037…

With constant advances in technology, medicine and lifestyles, people in the Derby area are, on average, living longer than they might have a few decades ago. As Derby’s population ages, the problem of how the older generation are accommodated is starting to emerge. We, as a city, have to consider how we supply decent and […]

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Birchover Deal Completed!

Professional Properties are delighted to confirm the acquisition of the lettings portfolio of Birchover Sales and Lettings. Carl Bridge of Birchover said “We are delighted to have agreed the transfer of the Birchover lettings portfolio to Professional Properties. We came to the decision to sell the portfolio to concentrate on growing our main business; our […]

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Derby’s ‘Movers and Shakers’ in 2018

It’s now commonly agreed amongst economists and the general public that the dramatic rise in Derby property prices of the last six years has come to an end. Read the National newspapers, and they talk of doom and gloom in the British housing market with such things as strained buyer affordability (as property prices have […]

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Is ‘Sell to Rent’ the New ‘Buy to Let’

I don’t know about you but since the winter hasn’t really kicked in yet, I can still remember quite clearly the lofty temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius and it being too hot to sleep at night! As the temperatures remained inordinately high for the time of year in October and November the Derby property market […]

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Top 25 Most Saleable Streets in Derby

Following on from my last article, if you recall I said that Kedleston Road had the most properties sold in the DE22 Derby postcode, yet I felt that this information wasn’t telling the whole story, as some roads in Derby have more properties on them than others. Therefore, I promised that I would compare the […]

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Kedleston Road, Derby – Where People Move the Most!

Many folks say moving home is the most stressful thing. Moving home is like someone has collected all your worldly goods, put them into brown boxes and into a lorry making your whole life look like a Amazon delivery van, only to spend the next six months unpacking it all, whilst unable to find important […]

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Brexit and Derby House Prices

I have been asked a number of times recently what Brexit would mean to the Derby property market. To be frank, I have been holding off giving my thoughts, as I did not want to add fuel to the stories being banded around in the national press. However, it’s obviously a topic that you as […]

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