What will happen to Northampton Property Values if Interest Rates rise?

The current average value of a property in Northampton currently stands at £255,400 and the base rates at 0.5%.  In many of my articles, I talk about what is happening to property values over the short term (i.e. the last 12 months or the last 5 years), but to answer this question we need to…

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Extra Funding Is Required for Affordable Homes in Northampton

In my blog about the Northampton Property Market I mostly talk about two of the three main sectors of the local property market, the ‘private rented sector’ and the ‘owner occupier sector’. However, as I often stress when talking to my clients, one cannot forget the third sector, that being the ‘social housing sector’ (or…

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Slump in Homeownership for Northampton’s Young Adults

The degree to which young Northampton people are locked out of the Northampton housing market has been revealed in new statistics. A Northampton landlord was asking me the other week to what effect homeownership rates in Northampton in the early to middle aged adult age range had affected the demand for rental property in Northampton…

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Winter checklist – avoiding frozen pipes

As the temperatures are reported to plummet this week I thought I’d share our Winter checklist to avoiding frozen pipes…. 1. Locate your stop cock – This will normally be located below the kitchen sink, or wherever the water supply enters the home. Make sure you can access it and close it easily if you need…

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How Much are Northampton’s ‘Millennials’ set to inherit

That got your attention… didn’t it! But before we start, what is Generation X, let alone Generation Z, Millennials, Baby Boomers … these are phrases banded around about the different life stages (or subcomponents) of our society. But when terminologies like this are used as often and habitually as these phrases (i.e. Gen X this,…

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Winter Tips for Northampton Landlord & Tenants

The festive season is fast approaching, and with it comes cold weather! We recommend that all landlords prepare their rental properties for the winter season and also ensure that their tenants have everything they need to enjoy safe and warm festivities. Northwood have produced this infographic about preparing a property for winter:   It’s also…

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