Are you thinking of investing in property in the West Midlands, currently one of the UK’s top hotspots?

A 2 bed terraced house on Birchfield Way, Delamere Drive, Walsall, WS5. On the market with Connells (01922 716026) and priced at £90k Full details can be found here.

Ashmore Lettings regularly help people looking to rent houses in Aldridge and other locations in and around Walsall.

Now a large village in the borough of Walsall, Aldridge was historically part of Staffordshire but incorporated into Walsall in 1974. This relatively affluent part of Walsall has many beautiful private homes built in the 1920s, and a population of around 26,988.

A traditional three bedroom terraced house in the Beechdale area of Walsall, WS2. A very impressive spec for a Walsall rental property, which beats comparable properties I have seen in the area.

In today’s Walsall property market, the Walsall homeowners and Walsall landlords I talk to are always asking me which attributes and features are likely to make their property comparatively more attractive and which ones may detract from the price. Over time buyers’ and tenants’ wants and needs have changed.

The conformist way of cataloguing property in Britain is to look at the number of bedrooms rather than its size in square metres (square feet for those of you over 50!). My intuition tells me that homeowners and tenants are happy to pay for more space. It’s a little obvious, the more bedrooms a house or apartment has, the bigger the property is likely to be. Also, it’s not only the physical additional bedrooms, but those properties with additional bedrooms tend to have larger (and more) reception (living) rooms. However, if you think about it, this isn’t so surprising given that properties with more bedrooms would typically accommodate more people and therefore require larger reception rooms.