The Surprising Property Type with Rapid House Price Growth

It’s likely you will have heard reports that house prices have dropped over the last few months writes Ruddington’s Benwell Daykin Estate Agents. Although this is true in some areas, prices are beginning to rise once more according to Halifax. This is of course good news for home owners looking to sell or those looking to release some equity. But there’s one particular property type with prices rising faster than anything else – flats! With borrowing costs higher than they have been for a number of years, buyers are struggling…

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Easter 2024 Colouring Competition Winners

Both children and adults in Ruddington are being invited to take part in an ‘egg-citing’ challenge up to and including Easter for a chance to win various prizes – including lots of chocolate, of course! PLEASE NOTE: This competition is now closed and all the winners are listed below. Children Amy Danica Willow Oliver Adaline Isobel Florence Wilf Keira Mattie Oliver Emily Harry Harley Adults Joanne Alix Emily Heidi Sarah Well done to everyone who took part! The ‘Easter Colouring Competition’ is run each year by village-based Independent Estate and…

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2024/2025 Ruddington Council Tax Rises

Ruddington residents now have a better idea of how much more we’ll need to budget for from this April, following our County Council’s annual announcement today (22nd February 2024). During the full Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) budget meeting at County Hall it was agreed their Council Tax precept (the biggest share of the bills we pay) will rise by 2.84%, making it one of the lowest increases in the country. NCC has even created two handy pie charts (below) to show where the Council’s budget comes from and how it is…

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The Most Popular Property Type in Nottingham is… ?

Our very own Benwell Daykin estate agents here in Ruddington, have analysed 2024 sold house price data to find the ultimate, most desirable property in Nottingham right now. With the uncertainty surrounding the housing market late last year, confidence is slowly creeping back but many are still asking, what makes my property sell quickly and for the right price? To find out, Benwell Daykin analysed the 209 properties from NG1 to NG16, that came to market in January 2024 and sold (subject to contract) within 30 days. They could therefore…

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Near & Far Removals

Moving house can be a stressful experience, however a long established Ruddington based removals company promises to take care of everything for you – with safe, quality service at an affordable price. Near & Far Removals is managed by husband and wife team Martyn and Elaine Langridge and has been helping to relocate homeowners and businesses across the East Midlands and the rest of the UK since 2003. After Brookside Autoservices closed, in November 2022 the firm moved into neighbouring premises at Unit 8, Brookside Road. It now employs a staff of around 18 people…

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Benwell Daykin Review of 2023

2023 was a BIG year for property writes Ruddington’s Benwell Daykin Estate Agents. Let’s look at some of the most interesting property related stats from last year, according to property portal Zoopla. One million homes were sold in 2023 Although slightly down on the year before, this is actually not that dissimilar to 2022. This proves that those who want to move are still able to do so. The key takeaway from this is that although a similar number of transactions completed, many buyers did look to down-size their budget due…

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‘Near & Far’ Celebrates Twenty Years

A Ruddington based removals company has reached a very special milestone this year – as it celebrates twenty years helping to relocate homeowners and businesspeople across the East Midlands and the rest of the UK. They even had a party to celebrate! Villagers were invited along to meet the staff and crews for a special ‘Near & Far Removals 20th Anniversary Celebration’ whilst enjoying a drink and cake on the afternoon of Wednesday 22nd March 2023 in their new premises at Unit 8, Brookside Road, NG11 6AT. They held a raffle on the day and donated…

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Twenty Years of Near & Far!

A Ruddington based removals company reaches a very special milestone this month – as it celebrates twenty years helping to relocate homeowners and businesspeople across the East Midlands and the rest of the UK. What’s more, they’re having a party to celebrate! You’re invited to meet the staff and crews for a special ‘Near & Far Removals 20th Anniversary Celebration’ whilst enjoying a drink and cake from 1.30pm to 6.00pm on Wednesday 22nd March at their new premises – Unit 8, Brookside Road, NG11 6AT. They are doing a raffle on the day and…

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No Council Tax Rise for Most Residents

Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) has announced today the majority of householders here in Ruddington and elsewhere should see no increase in its share of our Council Tax for the twelve months from this April. However, this freeze is still subject to a Full Council vote. In a move which RBC says further reflects the ongoing ‘cost-of-living crisis’, it’s proposed that properties in bands A to D would see no increase at all. On February 14th the Cabinet will also discuss proposals to discount Council Tax bills for those in bands A…

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Independent Mortgage Advice from Oliver Styles

During these challenging times, buying a new property is increasingly difficult for many. Getting the correct mortgage advice can be crucial to secure the home you want without strapping yourself for cash and potentially running into financial difficulties further down the line. That’s where Ruddington based Oliver Styles can help! CeMAP qualified, and working as a mortgage consultant since August 2018, Oliver has now branched out on his own via independent FCA registered mortgage advisers John Charcol Ltd. “I gained a lot of experience in my previous roles, which helped me realise…

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