My forecast for Northampton House Prices in 2018

Looking at the newspapers between Christmas and New Year, it seemed that this year’s sport in the column inches was to predict the future of the British housing market. So to go along with that these are my thoughts on the Northampton property market. With the average 5-year fixed rate mortgage at 1.98% (down from…

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Moving from a 2 bed Northampton Property to a 4 bed will cost you £809 pm

Moving to a bigger home is something often done by Northampton people with growing young families. Many people in two bedroom homes move to a three-bedroom home and some even make the jump to a four-bed home. Bigger homes, especially three bed Northampton homes are much in demand and it can be a costly move….

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Cedar Road Catchment Area Properties Outperform Northampton Average By 18%

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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Northampton Values Up Over 10%

The most recent set of data from the Land Registry has stated that property values in Northampton and the surrounding area were 10.2% higher than 12 months ago and 25.10% higher than January 2015. Despite the uncertainty over Brexit as Northampton (and most of the UK’s) property values continue their medium and long-term upward path….

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The General Election & The Northampton Property Market

As the dust starts to settle on the various unread General Election party manifestos, with their ‘bran-bucket’ made up numbers, life goes back to normal as political rhetoric on social media is replaced with pictures of cats and people’s lunch.  Joking aside though, all the political parties promised so much on the housing front in…

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NORTHAMPTON BABY BOOMERS VS MILLENNIALS (Part 2)

Well last week’s article caused a stir when mentioning “The Unfairness of the Northampton Baby Boomer’s £7,909,420,000 windfall?” where a young family member was arguing the case that Millennials (those born after 1985) were suffering on the back of the older generation in Northampton. The family member said the older generation had seen the cumulative…

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In Northampton over 25% of Wages Spent on First Time Mortgages

I received a very interesting letter the other day from a Northampton resident. He declared he was a Northampton homeowner, retired and mortgage free. He stated how un-affordable Northampton’s rising property prices were and that he worried how the younger generation of Northampton could ever afford to buy? He went on to ask if it…

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