£9m a year black hole in the Evesham property market – Is Buy to Let Immoral? (Part 2)

‘An Englishman’s home is his castle’ as Maggie Thatcher lauded – everyone should own their own home. In 1971, around 50% of people owned their own home and, as the baby-boomers got better jobs and pay, that proportion of homeowners rose to 69% by 2001. Homeownership was here to stay as many baby boomers assumed

Private renting in Evesham set to hit 2,273 households by 2021 – Is Buy to Let immoral? (Part 1)

Is it fair to blame the 55 to 70-year-olds of Evesham for the current housing crisis? Known as the ‘Baby Boomer Generation’, these Evesham people were born after the end of the Second World War as the country saw a massive rise in births and slowly recovered from the economic hardships experienced during wartime. Throughout

Are young buyers in Evesham & Pershore sacrificing safety and security to buy a home?

Young people are more likely to buy a home regardless of safety, flood or crime risks as long as the price is right, according to research by home insurers, Aviva. It seems that perhaps unsurprisingly, price and affordability have the greatest influence on the buying decisions of youngsters. Around a third of would-be home buyers

Could Evesham & Pershore benefit as Government aims for a million new homes by 2020?

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid MP has unveiled plans to spend £2bn on an accelerated construction scheme to get more homes built on public owned brownfield sites. Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference this week, he also announced a new £3bn Home Building Fund, offering loans to encourage further housing development. With ambitious plans to build

Demand for rental homes still riding high in Evesham & Pershore

Demand for rental property rose again during the summer, according to a recent survey of UK letting agents. In August, letting agents registered an average 37 prospective tenants per branch. In Evesham, Pershore and the Cotswolds, the Johnsons team experienced another record month, moving new tenants into a home every two days, on average. The