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,…

7 Reasons Why Baldock Buy To Let Landlords Shouldn’t Be Criticised

There is no escaping the fact that over the last couple of decades, the rise in the number buy to let properties in Baldock has been nothing short of extraordinary.  Many in the “left leaning” press have spoken of a broken nation, the fact many youngsters are unable to buy their first home with the…

10.7% Drop in the Baldock and North Herts Property Market

The number of residential property transactions in North Herts will be 10.7 per cent lower in 2018, compared to 2017   According to my research, the seasonally adjusted statistics for our local authority area suggest with the number of properties already sold in 2018, and the number of properties currently under offer or sold subject…