Hebden Bridge and Todmorden are great little towns and we are truly fortunate to be living here. No wonder so many people are looking at relocating from the cities! It is easy to take for granted what we have and sometimes you need to be reminded.
My thoughts are that May is the best month in the valley. The weather varies; sometimes spring like, often quite summery, sometimes cold and wet but no matter what the weather, the Calder Valley looks its best this time of year. The trees are usually all in leaf by now, the blossom at the start of the month is beautiful and the hills are full of lush green vegetation. If you don’t fall in love with the Calder Valley in May, you probably never will.
Quite rightly there has been a lot of discussion recently about the fact that people on benefits are struggling to find homes to rent from within the private sector. The main reason for this of course is that there is a dearth of social housing available in the country and the private rented sector is fast becoming the ONLY sector. This blog has been prompted by the fresh publicity today as Zoopla (an on-line property portal) have issued a ban on advertising No DSS. I completely agree that such discriminatory practices should be discouraged but will banning the words really make a difference?
When it comes to buying a house, there can be a lot to get your head around; lengthy contracts, difficult to read paperwork and not to mention the confusing language - what does it all mean?
Here is a list of terms that will help you get to grips with the jargon...
It is the time of year when I start to prepare a year end news letter or summary and talk about predictions for the new year ahead. Summarising 2018 is easy enough but predicting the market for 2019 really is rather tricky. I don’t want to mention the “B” word but it has started to have an effect and everything really does seem up in the air at the moment.