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I have £200,000 to invest – is a Leicester rental property still worth the risk?

“We have recently inherited £200,000. We have contemplated purchasing a Leicester buy-to-let property to support our early retirement. Considering that the Skipton Building Society offers a 4.25% return on their 18-month bond and the stagnant Leicester property market, we are uncertain whether investing in a rental property is worth the trouble. Kind regards. Mr &…

Leicester House Prices Have Risen by 3.97% Since Christmas

Since Christmas, Leicester first-time buyers and savvy Leicester buy-to-let landlords have been more active than expected in the Leicester property market. Rents in the Leicester area have soared in the last two years, with the average Leicester rent increasing to £967 a month, an increase of 25.1%. Because of these growing Leicester rents, it has...

Breaking: Renters Reform Bill Unveiled What Leicester Landlords and Tenants Need to Know

The most critical piece of legislation affecting the private rented sector in England has been announced today in the Houses of Parliament. The Renters Reform Bill, which has been long-awaited since its initial promise in 2019, encompasses a range of measures designed to enhance the quality of housing within the private rented sector while also...

Leicester’s Property Market Enigma: Cracking the Code of Leicester’s £241/sq. ft Puzzle for First-Time Buyers.

“Dear Estate Agent My fiancé and I have been actively searching for our first home in Leicester for the past month. Being first-time buyers, we are new to this process but have genuinely enjoyed attending viewings. Although we haven't come across our dream Leicester home yet, we are staying practical and have identified three potential...

Leicester’s Over-50s Wealth Hits Record High as Generational Property Gulf Grows

The Leicester property market is proving increasingly difficult for some younger Leicester buyers, but mature homeowners have benefitted immensely from rising house prices in the last few decades. How wealth is spread across the generations will always be a controversial issue, significantly as the Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) and the older...

Leicester First-time Buyers Keeping our Local Property Market Afloat

The Leicester housing market is relatively buoyant, thanks to an unexpected group of people – Leicester first-time buyers.  Many Leicester tenants are annoyed with competing for Leicester rental properties at high rents. Therefore, over the last 12 months, many renters have been stretching their finances to get on the Leicester housing ladder, despite sky-high mortgage rates. Using...

Leicester Community News

Avenue Primary School – Your local Clarendon Park School

Avenue Primary School – Your local Clarendon Park School   We recently visited Avenue Primary School and got a chance to meet with the head teacher Mrs Kandola to gain an insight into what it is like being a school head teacher, as well as being involved in the local community and also what is…

Fantastic Local Clarendon Park Independent Business

Christopher James Deli – Fantastic Local Clarendon Park Independent Business   We recently visited Simon Fairey, the owner of Christopher James Deli on Queens Road in Clarendon Park to gain an insight into what it is like to be a local business owner and involved in the Clarendon Park community.  

Loros Twilight Walk April 2018

Loros Twilight Walk April 2018 We are proud to be supporting Loros in their annual Twilight Walk on Saturday 14th April 2018 We are joined by Laura from Loros to find out more about the Biggest Girls Night Out In Leicester  

What is it like to Live & Work in Oadby?

Oadby Town Centre – Chestnuts Coffee Shop   We recently visited Chestnuts Coffee Shop to find out more about the local Oadby business and why Oadby is such a popular town for people to move to and be a part of the local community.  

Buy to let deal of the week

Francis Street, Stoneygate – Buy to Let Deal of the Week

Stoneygate Buy to Let Deal of the Week

Top 20 Streets

No. 8 Coverdale Road – Top 20 Streets in Wigston

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No. 9 – Top 20 Streets in Wigston – Bilsdale Road

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No. 8 – Top 20 Streets in Oadby – The Spinney

No. 9 – Top 20 Streets in Oadby – The Fairway

No. 10 – Top 20 Streets in Oadby – Quickthorns

No. 11 – Top 20 Streets in Oadby – The Avenue

First Time Buyer

First Time Buyer? 4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

When you take out your first mortgage, as with any financial product, you’ll have to go through a credit check. It’s normal to feel apprehensive about this process, as let’s face it, few of us have perfect credit. That’s why it’s worth trying to improve your credit score, if possible, in the months before you...

7 Steps to Becoming a Residential landlord in Leicester

There are a number of reasons people become residential landlords. Often, it’s because someone wants to do more with their savings and sees property as a sound investment with a regular income. It might also be that a person becomes an accidental landlord after inheriting a property or moving into a house with a partner....

7 Easy Ways to Save a Deposit For Your First Home in Leicester

Lots of people dream of no longer living with their parents or throwing money at their landlord every month and instead buying their own home in Leicester. However, one of the things that often stands in the way of first time buyers is raising a deposit. The average house price in the UK is just...

Jargon Free Advice for First-Time Buyers in Leicester

Do you remember when you rode a bike without support for the first time? Or when you learned to swim? And who can forget the moment when the driving examiner turns and says ‘congratulations, you’ve passed.’ You also never forget your first love or the first home you buy. That’s why at Leicester Property Blog...

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