Decreasing Numbers of Younger Homeowners in Northampton

Jack Jones, 37-year-old father of two from Northampton, was out house hunting. It was a pleasant August Saturday afternoon, and our man cycles along on his bike. He cycles up a street of suburban semis, where he spots a few retired mature neighbours, chatting to each other over the garden fence. He leans his bicycle…

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Trapped in the Northampton Property Market

Last week, I wrote an article on the plight of the Northampton 20 something’s. Often called by the press ‘Generation Rent’. Attitudes to renting have certainly changed over the last twenty years and as my analysis suggested, this change is likely to be permanent. In the article, whilst a minority of this Generation Rent feel…

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Northampton Property Market – End Of Year Update

Well, hasn’t 2016 been eventful. The ups and downs of Brexit, the Queen’s 90th, Andy Murray winning Wimbledon, Trump, Bake Off to Channel 4 and something close to the hearts of every buy to let landlord and homeowner in Northampton … the Northampton property market. So, let’s look at the headlines for the Northampton property…

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The Northampton Semi Was The Best Investment!

The semi-detached house with its bay windows and net curtains has long been ridiculed as an emblem of safe, lacklustre and desperately uncool suburban life; the homes of the likes of Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping up Appearances and more latterly Alan Partridge – but they could have the last laugh – having enjoyed the highest…

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Beautiful family home in Westone Northampton

Are you looking for a family home in a good area for amenities and school? Have a look at this one we have been instructed to sell… Refurbished, light and spacious three bedroom semi-detached property. The updated and remodelled accommodation provides a modern way of living with a large open plan kitchen, dining and lounge…

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£7,000,000 stamp duty in one year alone

“A pound saved is worth two pounds earned… after taxes” is what my Grandfather used to say. He loved his irony, yet was always a wise man, and it is tax I want to talk about today, in particular, property taxation… Stamp Duty in fact. Apart from some minor exemptions, Stamp Duty is paid by…

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Average Rent Paid by Tenants in Northampton Rise to £901 per month

Back in the Spring, there was a surge in Northampton landlords buying buy to let property in Northampton as they tried to beat George Osborne’s new stamp duty changes which kicked in on the 1st April 2016.  To give you an idea of the sort of numbers we talking about, in NN1 for example, these…

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Fridays buy to Let deal of the day Northampton

It’s been a while since I’ve recommended a property to buy with a tenant in situ (mainly because there haven’t been many on the market!), but today I have come across this one for sale with Your Move.. It’s a fairly straight forward process when buying a property with a tenant in situ, the tenancy that they…

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Northampton Property Values increase by 1.94% … good or bad news?

“How’s the Northampton housing market doing?” asked an upbeat Northampton landlord last week.  “Quite strange” I replied. Our landlord was perplexed! Let me explain…     Even the Brexit vote has not hindered Northampton’s steady rise in property value, as Northampton property values went up 1.94% last month alone, leaving Northampton values 12.09% higher than…

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