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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Homing Northampton’s Ageing Population

The Government’s Housing White Paper, published a few weeks ago, could have solved so many problems with the UK housing market, including the issue of homing our ageing population. Instead, it ended up feeling annoyingly ambiguous. Forcing our older generation to move with such measures as a punitive taxation (say a tax on wasted bedrooms…

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Northampton Landlords, for Richer for Poorer

The Northampton Property Market is a very interesting animal and has been particularly fascinating over the last 12 years when we consider what has happened to Northampton rents and house prices. There’s currently much talk of what will happen to the rental property market following Brexit. To judge that, I believe we must look what…

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What should you know about Japanese Knotweed as a Northampton Landlord….

Japanese knotweed was initially imported into the UK in the mid-19th century because of its natural beauty, it’s now causing a headache for home owners and landlords across the UK. The trouble is, despite its lovely ornamental look, Japanese knotweed grows rapidly, is difficult to get rid of and, more importantly, causes damage to property! How to Spot…

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