Biggleswade Council Tax Payers Stung by 68.88% above Inflation Rise

Buying and selling a home in Biggleswade is not the easiest or cheapest thing you will ever do. Estate Agent fees, Solicitors fees, Survey fees, Mortgage fees, Removal Van … the costs just mount up throughout every step of the move. Last week, a Biggleswade landlord asked me whether the Council Tax Band made a…

My Thoughts on the Future of the Biggleswade Buy-To-Let Market

I was recently reading a report by the Home website which suggested that hoards of landlords are selling their buy-to-let investments due to increasing burdens on them in the buy-to-let market. The findings suggest the number of new properties that came onto the market nationally (for sale) jumped by 11% across the UK as a…

Biggleswade Buy-to-Let Return / Yields – 2.4% to 6% a year

  The mind-set and tactics you employ to buy your first Biggleswade buy to let property needs to be different to the tactics and methodology of buying a home for yourself to live in. The main difference is when purchasing your own property, you may well pay a little more to get the home you…

Biggleswade House Prices Outstrip Wage Growth by 18.97% since 2007

I recently read a report by the Yorkshire Building Society that 54% of the country has seen wages (salaries) rise faster than property prices in the last 10 years. The report said that in the Midlands and North, salaries had outperformed property prices since 2007, whilst in other parts of the UK, especially in the…

11.98% Drop in Biggleswade People Moving Home in the Last 10 Years

  I was having a lazy Saturday morning, reading through the newspapers.  I find the most interesting bits are their commentaries on the British Housing Market.  Some talk about property prices, whilst others discuss the younger generation grappling to get a foot-hold on the property ladder with difficulties of saving up for the deposit.  Others…

Decreasing Numbers of Younger Homeowners in Biggleswade

Justin Mitchell, 37-year-old father of two from Biggleswade, 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…

Biggleswade – Mortgages Ticking Time-Bomb?

According to my research, of the 10,005 properties in Biggleswade, 3,903 of those properties have mortgages on them.  87.1% of those mortgaged properties are made up of owner-occupiers and the rest are buy to let landlords (with a mortgage). However, this is the concerning part, 843 of those Biggleswade mortgages are interest only. My research…

6.82 Babies born for each new home built in the Biggleswade area

As more babies are being born to Biggleswade and Central Bedfordshire mothers, I believe this increase will continue to add pressure to the over stretched Biggleswade property market and materially affect the local property market in the years to come. On the back of eight years of ever incremental increasing birth rates, a significant 6.82…

992,082 People use Biggleswade Train Station a year…..

How does that affect the Biggleswade Property Market? It might surprise you that it isn’t always the poshest villages around Biggleswade or the swankiest Biggleswade streets where properties sell and let the quickest. Quite often, it’s the ones that have the best transport links. I mean, there is a reason why one of the most popular property programmes on…