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Regional house price rises start to outstrip London

For the first time in four and a half years, London is no longer the region with the country’s strongest house price performance according to LSL Property Services. Now, the south east and East Anglia are both reporting stronger year-on-year price rises. However, while across England and Wales, house prices grew by 0.2 per cent […]

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House prices “will be more volatile in future”

The reluctance of existing mortgaged homeowners to move house is starving the market of a source of new supply and risking prices becoming much more volatile. That’s the verdict of Richard Donnell, head of research at consultancy Hometrack. “Higher moving costs, and an inability or unwillingness to finance a home purchase are all factors driving […]

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Transactions down as election impact is revealed

The true impact of the election on the housing market has been revealed as the latest government figures on house transactions show a 3.4 per cent drop between March and April, and a 5.6 per cent drop over the past year. “Only a few weeks ago, the outcome of this general election was a mystery […]

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