Baldock ‘Home Owning’ Movers and Shakers in 2018

It is now commonly agreed among economists and the general public that the dramatic rise in Baldock property prices of the last six years has come to an end. Read the National newspapers, and they talk of doom and gloom in the British housing market with such things as strained buyer affordability (as property prices…

Top 25 Most Saleable Streets in Baldock

Following on from my last article, if you recall I said that High Street had the most properties sold in the SG7 Baldock postcode, yet I felt that this information wasn’t telling the whole story, as some roads in Baldock have more properties on them than others. Therefore, I promised that I would compare the…

2 bed, 3 bed or 4 bed homes – Which Sell the Best in Baldock?

A few months ago, I wrote an article on the Baldock Property Blog about the length of time it took to sell a property in Baldock and the saleability of the different price bands (i.e. whether the lower/middle or upper local property markets were moving slower or quicker than the others). For reference, a few…

The £537,202 Ticking Time Bomb for Baldock Landlords

“I just love looking over and keeping up to date the 108 pieces of legislation that govern the rental of residential property in the UK” …Said, no Baldock Landlord, ever If you are one of the 226 Baldock landlord’s that manages your own property, would it surprise you to know that there are 108 separate…

How Would a Hard Brexit Affect Baldock House Prices?

I have been asked a number of times recently what a hard Brexit would mean to the Baldock property market. To be frank, I have been holding off giving my thoughts, as I did not want to add fuel to the stories being banded around in the national press. However, it’s obviously a topic that…

Baldock First Time Buyers Need 11.9 Times Annual Salary to Get on Housing Ladder

What is it to be British? Our stubbornness, long-suffering stoicism, our vexation at injustice, our obsession with football and rugby, we are weather obsessed external awkward noncommittal modest people whilst underneath seething like a volcano because someone jumped the queue….. and our No.1 obsession is with the property ladder. This ‘love affair’ with owning our own…

Baldock Property Market: Is Sell to Rent the new Buy to Let?

It doesn’t seem two minutes ago that it was 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade (32 degrees Celsius for my younger readers), hosepipe bans looked likely and it was simply too hot to sleep at night, yet early indications were, that as the temperatures soared, the Baldock property market appeared to be doing the reverse…

Baldock House Prices vs Baldock Rents since 2006

The Baldock housing market is a fascinating beast and has been particularly interesting since the Credit Crunch of 2008/9 with the subsequent property market crash. There is currently some talk of a ‘property bubble’ nationally as Brexit seems to be the ‘go-to’ excuse for every issue in the Country. Upon saying that, looking at both…

Baldock Property Market – End of Summer 2018 Update

I was recently reading a report by Rightmove that a North South Divide has started to appear in the UK property market – so I wanted to see if Baldock was falling in line with those thoughts.  In the North, there are 7.12% less properties on the market than 12 months ago, whilst in contrast,…