Merry Christmas! Here’s to a great 2018 in Stotfold!

I would like to wish you and all your families / friends a very Merry Christmas!  I hope you have all had a great year and look forward to talking to you about the Stotfold property market and working with you in 2018!

Decreasing Numbers of Younger Homeowners in Stotfold

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

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

I was having a lazy Saturday morning, reading through the newspapers at my favourite coffee shop in Letchworth.  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…

Stotfold’s interest only ticking time-bomb?

According to my research, of the 3,978 properties in Stotfold, 1,906 of those properties have mortgages on them.  90.25% 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, 412 of those Stotfold mortgages are interest only. My research…

What will the General Election do to 3,077 Stotfold Homeowners?

In Stotfold, of the 3,978 households, 1,171 homes are owned without a mortgage and 1,906 homes are owned with a mortgage. Many homeowners have made contact me with asking what the General Election will do the Stotfold property market?  The best way to tell the future is to look at the past. I have looked…

39 Properties For Sale in Stotfold … is this a good time to sell?

2017 has started with some positive interest in the Stotfold property market.  Taking a snap shot of the Stotfold property market for the first quarter of 2017, the picture suggests some interesting trends when it comes to the number of properties available to buy, their asking prices and what prices properties are actually selling for….

Stotfold’s ‘Generation Trapped’ and the £702.5m legacy

I have previously written an article on the plight of the Stotfold 20 something’s often referred to by the press as ‘Generation Rent’.  Attitudes to renting have certainly changed over the last twenty years and as my analysis suggested, this change is likely to be permanent. In the article, whilst a minority of this Generation…

Has the rental sector in our town changed forever?

The Stotfold housing market has gone through a sea change in the past decades with the Buy-to-Let (B-T-L) sector evolving as a key trend, for both Stotfold tenants and Stotfold landlords. A few weeks ago, the Government released a White Paper on housing. I have had a chance now to digest the report and wish…