Is Derby too Densely Populated?

I was listening to the radio on my way into the office the other day and a discussion was taking place about the poet William Blake and his poem ‘And did those feet in ancient time’. One of the lines in the poem refers to ‘Englands green and pleasant land’. I was, as is normal […]

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Home Ownership for Derby’s Young People has Halved

The proportion of 25 to 34-year olds who own their home in Derby has nearly halved in the last 20 years. So what does this mean for all the existing Derby landlords and homeowners together with all those youngsters considering buying their first home? Here are the Stats… Homeowners – Well, looking at the numbers […]

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The Derby Monopoly Board

The good old ‘Board Game’ seems a thing of the past for youngsters nowadays with their consoles and mobile phones, however, a family favourite in our household that will bring young and old together is Monopoly. A couple of weeks ago we had a typical English summer storm so we decided to get the board […]

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How Property Affordability in Derby has Changed…

The 6th June 2019 marked the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings and whilst watching the coverage and images on television, it prompted me to think of the huge changes that have happened to Derby, and more specifically, the Derby property market since WW2. Back in 1944, the average wage in Derby was just over £5 […]

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Derby Council House Waiting Lists Drops by 53.7%..

Back in 1979, when Monty Python’s “The Life of Brian” premiered and Pink Floyd released “The Wall”, more than 4 in 10 British people lived in a council house, yet today that figure is only 1 in 12.  According to Shelter, 65% of families on the Council House waiting lists had been on those lists […]

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“Lets with Pets”… It’s Time to Paws for Thought…

Tenants with pets are often dismissed out of hand by landlords who are worried about potential damage to their property. This is very understandable. However, opening up your property to tenants with pets will maximise its rental potential and by excluding pet owners, you are missing out on a huge part of the rental market. […]

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Number of Bedrooms… Homeowners v Tenants in Derby…

My good friend at AKS Residential, Andrew Sanderson, sent me a graphic a couple of days ago to use on social media. However, it prompted me to investigate the issue further. Here is the graphic… Now, children equals bedrooms and the conventional way of categorising property in Britain is to look at the number of […]

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The Derby Property Market in 2019…

Derby property values are unexpectedly 6.8% higher than at the end of 2017, notwithstanding the uncertainty and threats over the potential impact of Brexit in 2019. This has exceeded all the predictions, or to be more specific, guesses of all the City of London economists, in an astonishing sign of strength for the local Derby […]

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Is Rental Overcrowding Worse Than We Thought?

I spotted this report on Letting Agent Today (14th January 2019) which highlights a subject close to my heart – the lack of new property builds. This article puts a slightly different slant on the subject which I thought would be of interest to our readers… A report claims that England has just 825 homes […]

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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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