716% – Rise in Northampton Property Prices since 1981

Roll the clock back 35 years to 1981, and Mrs. T was in power, we had a Royal Wedding, Britain won the Ashes and Bucks Fizz won Eurovision with ‘Making your Mind up’.   Haven’t things changed? The number of homeowners and property investors who said they wish they had hindsight and bought up every house in…

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Project Property Northampton

Today’s buy to let deal requires refurbishment so if you fancy a bit of a project this one could work for you… It’s recently been listed For Sale with Acorn estate agents and they have marketed it for £110,000. I estimate this refurbishment costing in the region of £15,000 which would mean your total out…

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Bloomsbury Buy to Let Deal Northampton

On my daily search of Rightmove I have come across this two bedroom leasehold property for sale in the town centre… Located in the sought after building of Bloomsbury House adjacent to the Derngate Theatre, the house offers in brief two bedrooms, bathroom and an open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room. The home also…

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Hot Spot Rental Northampton

This morning I’ve come across this modern two bedroom ground floor apartment being sold with a tenant in situ and advertised as **INVESTORS ONLY** so I thought it would be worth a mention today! It’s in the hot spot rental area of The Life Building in St James, Northampton and is marketed for sale with William H…

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Opportunity to buy multiples in Northampton

My buy to let deal today is a pretty normal looking apartment located in the popular Abington area of Northampton… but there’s a bit of twist with this one… I’ve noticed the selling agent Whites Estate Agent, have put in the description that there are currently three two bedroom flats available to buy, and could…

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Barry Road catchment area properties outperform Northampton average by 61%

I was having a chat with a Northampton property investor the other day, when he asked if schools, especially primary schools, affected the local property market in terms of demand from buyers and tenants to a property. Anecdotally, I have always known this to be true, a good school creates good demand and good demand…

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Over 30,000 Spare ‘Spare’ Bedrooms in Northampton.

That isn’t a typo, of the 89,984 households in Northampton, 30,085 of those properties don’t only have one spare bedroom, but two spare bedrooms! … and it is this topic I want to talk about this week, my Northampton Property Market Blog readers – because this could be the cure for Northampton’s housing crisis. The…

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Only 11,355 Council Houses left in Northampton – Opportunity or problem?

The Right to Buy scheme was a policy introduced by Maggie Thatcher in 1980 which gave secure council tenants the legal right to buy the Council home they were living in with huge discounts. The heyday of Council ‘Right To Buys’ was in the 80’s and 90’s, when 1,719,368 homes in the Country were sold…

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Where are the Twenty Somethings going to live in Northampton

My parents bought their first house in the 1980’s, they were in their early 20’s. Interestingly, looking at some research by the Post Office from a few years ago, in the 1960’s, the average age people bought their first house was 23. By the early 1970s, it had reached 27, rising to 28 in the…

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Northampton’s ‘Generation Rent’ to grow by 3,264 households by 2021

“The growth of the private rented sector, and the arrival of an investor class of buy to let landlords within it, is an issue that won’t be going away anytime soon, no matter what you read in the Daily Mail”, I said, as I chatted over a coffee with a landlord client of mine at…

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