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Each year houses prices fluctuate but it’s difficult to say what will happen in 2020. One thing’s for sure, here in the thriving Ribble Valley, the building of new homes continues apace

The North West was the strongest performing region in 2019 when it came to house prices, which increased by 1.6 per cent and looking ahead to 2020, it is predicted this will rise to 2.1 per cent. The regions with the strongest price rises in 2020 are predicted to be Yorkshire and Humberside, where house prices could increase by 2.4 per cent.

It is expected that the pace of house price growth will accelerate generally to 1.3 per cent across the UK in 2020, representing a modest recovery on 2019.

Here in the Ribble Valley stunning new build homes are setting the benchmark for luxury living – the majority of new builds appear to be detached properties. In Whalley, Longridge, Chipping, Hurst Green, Barrow, Clitheroe – the list goes on – developments of varying sizes are popping up.

From half a dozen homes to more than 200, each development is different with homes being built of varying materials from local, natural sandstone to red brick and render.

Many of the developments feature properties that are ideal for growing families with three, four and five bedrooms plus two or three bathrooms or en-suites.

Developers are offering buyers choices in kitchens and bathrooms so they can individualise their home before they move in making it unique to them.

Many new homes take advantage of great countryside views over the rural Ribble Valley with bi-fold doors bringing the outside into kitchens and living spaces.

Offering luxury living these new homes are perfect for families, offering locations that have excellent schools within easy access, along with good transport links to many of Lancashire’s major towns.

A couple of years ago The Times revealed that the Ribble Valley was one of the best places to live in the UK while in 2019 the Office of National Statistics said that Clitheroe residents were the happiest in the UK! It comes as no surprise then that people are flocking here, to live, work and play.



Tedd Walmsley

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