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

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

Shefford 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…

Shefford’s 403 Mortgage Time-Bombs?

According to my research, of the 4,816 properties in Shefford, 1,869 of those properties have mortgages on them.  86.9% 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, 403 of those Shefford mortgages are interest only. My research…

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

As more babies are being born to Shefford and Central Bedfordshire mothers, I believe this increase will continue to add pressure to the over stretched Shefford 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…

Thinking of investing in Shefford….?

This riverside two bedroom apartment in The Wharf is on the market with Wilson Peacock in Biggleswade for £200,000.  With a potential yield of around 5% this is really worth considering! Have a look at the Rightmove advert and call Wilson Peacock ASAP to view it before it goes!

Flipping’ heck! Shefford property values rise by £50.15 a day

Investing in Shefford buy to let property is different from investing in the stock market or depositing your hard-earned cash in the Building Society. When you invest your money in the Building Society, this is considered by many as the safe option but the returns you can achieve are awfully low (the best 2-year bond…

How the rented sector has transformed the property market in Shefford

The Shefford 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 Shefford tenants and Shefford 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…

Shefford’s ‘Generation Trapped’ and the £607.6M legacy

Last week, I wrote an article on the plight of the Shefford 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…

25% OF SHEFFORD HOMES ARE ONE PERSON HOUSEHOLDS

I was having an interesting chat with a Shefford 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…

Superb top floor flat in Shefford with great rental potential!

Our Satchells sales team in Shefford have just started marketing what looks like a fantastic one bedroom top floor apartment in a sought after development.  At £175,000 and with potential rental yields of around 5% this is a must see for investors!  Call the Satchells team on 01462 813235.  Take a look at the advert…