Is Social Housing the answer to the ‘Housing Crisis’ in Derby?

The Chartered Institute of Housing has recently carried out a survey on the state of housing in Britain. Here are some of the headline findings: Almost 75% of people across Britain think there is a housing crisis. Over 50% think politicians are not doing enough about it, and most people believe that more social housing […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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