Stotfold house prices outstrip wage growth by 18.91% 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…

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…

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…

Great buy-to-let investment opportunity in Arlesey

This property has gone onto the market with Express Estate Agency.  A good size flat in a location just round the corner from the station – an ideal purchase for an investor with a potential yield of 5.1%.  View ASAP before it goes.   Take a look at the advert here

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…

27 Stotfold Households Occupied by OAP Renters

Recent statistics published by the Office of National Statistics show that there are 267,704 private rented households in the Country that are occupied by people aged 65 and older, meaning 4.39% of OAP’s are living in private rented property. It got me thinking two things. How many of these OAP’s have always rented and how…

Don’t miss this! Investment property of the day in Arlesey……

Take a look at our latest video – A great investment opportunity in the neighbouring town of Arlesey.  Just come onto the market with Stephens Estate Agents in Stotfold.  Anticipated rental income of £695pcm and a yield of 5%!  Call them before it goes – click here for rightmove advert

24% OF STOTFOLD HOMES ARE ONE PERSON HOUSEHOLDS

I was having an interesting chat with a Stotfold buy to let landlord the other day when the subject of size of households came up.  Looking at the statistics going back to the early 1960’s, when the average number of people in a home was exactly 3, it has over the years steadily dropped by…