London Housing Market Update: May 2018

London Housing Market Update: May 2018

There are a lot of reasons for anyone involved in the UK’s regional premium markets to feel very smug at the moment. Despite all the fears of impending doom, these markets have continued to go from strength to strength, and the future looks as bright as ever.It’s important to understand how much better premium markets perform compared with the mid-market. On a national basis, the mid-market has seen average annual growth of around 3.2% per year over the last decade. The top 5% most expensive properties, on the other hand, have seen much stronger growth, at about 4%. For the top 1%, the increase is even stronger still at approximately 4.8% per year. You might, quite rightly, wonder why this is. After all, it is the same property market. So why do more expensive properties grow in value faster than mid-market properties? The answer is to do with the nature of market economies. The primary drivers of premium markets are high-net-worth individuals who determine the strength and shape...

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16th May 2018
Housing market report: May 2018
Following the departure of Amber Rudd, the reorganised cabinet sees James Brokenshire take over as the new Secretary of State for Housing, C...
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8th May 2018
Win two tickets to the last day of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth
Fine & Country is launching a new competition to win a pair of tickets to the last day of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth 2018. Th...
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10th Apr 2018
Housing Market Report: April 2018
When it comes to safe bets, residential property is pretty high up on the list.There are safer things to hold like gold or government bonds,...
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4th Apr 2018
Britain’s top 10 entrepreneurial cities
Britain has always been a hub for industry, and there are great reasons to live in the country’s biggest entrepreneurial spots. They attract...
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29th Mar 2018
March 2018 Housing Market Report
The sun is finally making a re-appearance. The cold, gloomy weather is giving way to warmer spells, and as we approach Easter, rising temper...
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9th Mar 2018
What Parts of Your Neighbourhood Boost the Value of Your Home?
Did you know that the price of your property doesn’t depend on your home alone? Your area can increase the value of your property significan...
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1st Mar 2018
Competition: Win a Cowshed Ultimate Hamper to treat a loved one for Mother's Day
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and it’s a great chance to show mums and loved ones how much they are appreciated. Give the gift of relaxa...
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15th Feb 2018
February 2018 Housing Market Report
As we predicted, the data from HM Land Registry shows that the market is slowing down. In the last three months for which we have a complete...
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9th Feb 2018
Make a move: how to sell a house that is difficult to sell
Sometimes a home can take longer than expected to sell. There are a number of reasons why this could be the case including: a slow property...
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7th Feb 2018
Seven renovations that could devalue your home
A renovation may not always add value to your home. While an extension or loft conversion will nearly always boost the price of your propert...
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30th Jan 2018
What features in your home sell your house faster?
Are you thinking about selling in 2018? We ask our agents what features sell your home faster. You might be surprised at which key features...
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25th Jan 2018
January 2018 Housing Market Report
The New Year has offered a world of opportunities for buyers and sellers in premium markets across the country. We are very positive about t...
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10th Jan 2018

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