How Many Annual Salaries for a Derby 1st Time Buyer?

Oh what is it to be British! Wearing summer clothes at the first sight of sun, stocking up with food at the first sight of snow, queuing, apologising automatically, our ability to talk at length about the weather, making a cup of tea at the first sign of a crisis, having a beer at the airport even though it’s before […]

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A Property ‘MOT’ for Derby Landlords…

“I just love looking over and keeping up to date with the 150 plus pieces of legislation that govern the rental of residential property in the UK”  said No Derby Landlord… ever If you are one of the 6,827 Derby landlord’s that manages your own property, would it surprise you to know that there around […]

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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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