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Falling Leicester House Prices – The Winners & Losers

The doom and gloom of the national newspaper headlines regarding the UK property market would make you think Armageddon has arrived – this being the second most interesting topic to the Brits (the first being the weather!). So, what is happening in the British property market? As with most things in life, the devil is...

Leicester tenants face further rent hikes, as the number of available rental homes drops by 31%

The number of properties available to rent in Leicester has dropped from 3,764 to 2,579 since February 2020. The average rent a tenant has had to pay in Leicester has risen from £939 to £977 since February 2020. Many Leicester landlords have cashed in on the post-lockdown property boom of the last two years and...

How is the property market performing?

This graph shows the number of weekly house sales in the U.K. (yellow line) dropping - if this was in a newspaper it would be doom and gloom Yet with all things like this, the devil is in the detail 2020 and 2021 were exceptional years for the U.K. property market In Q4 2020, an...

‘Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Leicester Home?’

This is the question many people are asking right now, and the answer depends on your circumstances. I pride myself on my ability to provide objective, fact-based information on the Leicester property market so potential Leicester house sellers, landlords and buyers can make the best decision for themselves. My role is to educate the potential Leicester...

Leicester Property Market: Could the humble ‘granny annexe’ help solve the Leicester housing crisis for mature homeowners?

Most Leicester homeowners born before 1960 have been in their homes for more than 25 years. Yet of all the properties sold in the UK since the first lockdown in the summer of 2020, 50% of those property owners had only been in their homes for six years and four months or less. That means...

Leicester Landlords: Will Leicester buy-to-let continue to be profitable in the next few years?

Being a Leicester landlord is undoubtedly a challenge. The glory years of making money from ‘any old property’ are certainly in the past. With increased legislation and taxation from Government and the cost-of-living crisis (which will result in some Leicester tenants struggling to pay their rent), times are challenging for many landlords. Then newspapers are...

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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