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UK house prices – what to expect in the future

UK house prices – what to expect in the future

House price fluctuation is often hard to predict due to the many external factors that it can be affected by. Currently, house prices are racing once again and London is in its own house price ‘superbubble’, so what can we expect in the future for UK house prices?

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Confidence in the housing market has hit a 3 year high as 71 per cent of people expect prices to continue to climb and 56 per cent think that now is a ...

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Will new mortgage rules affect house prices?

Will new mortgage rules affect house prices?

New rules have been introduced into the UK to ensure that borrowers can afford their mortgage. This is a bid to make sure prices don’t fall in the future if homeowners become overstretched. While it’s highly unlikely house prices would massively fall in popular parts of the UK in the long-term, 2008 is still on the minds of regulators who want to avoid any potential slumps.

The Mortgage Market Review will stop interest-only and self-certified mortgages and prevent banks from relying ...

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Commercial Property to offer double digit returns 2014

Commercial Property to offer double digit returns 2014

Commercial property is set to deliver double-digit returns for investors in 2014, according to data from the IPD UK Commercial Property Index. A strong consensus of analysts and fund managers found that a lack of building projects during the recession has led to demand for office and retail space as the green shoots of recovery show.

As well as this, commercial property in the UK has had a lot of interest from overseas investors for pension funds in Asia and Europe. ...

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House Prices and Riverside Living

House Prices and Riverside Living

Living near to the river in London is becoming more and more popular. For the last few years, property by the Thames has experienced some of the biggest house price rises in the UK capital. For some reason, there’s something about living riverside that is remarkably appealing to many of those looking for a home in London. And with the popularity of luxury departments rising and rising, it seems that this trend isn’t going anywhere.

So what are the advantages of ...

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Average House Prices in 2013

Average House Prices in 2013

The recent rises in house prices across the UK alongside the likelihood of continued growth have given rise to fears that the country is facing another housing bubble. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the average house price in 2013 in the UK is now £247,000, the highest figure since the index was first calculated in 1968. Overall, prices across the UK rose by 3.8% in the year to August 2013, up from 3.3% in July.

However, there are huge ...

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What’s the average house price increase over the last 20 years in the UK?

What’s the average house price increase over the last 20 years in the UK?

In the UK, we are just as obsessed with talking about house prices as we are with talking about the weather! And no wonder, the UK is unusual to the rest of Europe in that we tend to buy our homes rather than rent them. So, house prices are a huge talking point.

On the one hand, when prices go up, for those homeowners sitting on a nice bit of equity, it is great news. On the other, for people looking ...

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Prices in Belgravia increase by 10 and 15% year on year

Prices in Belgravia increase by 10 and 15% year on year

Thanks to Best Gapp,  an estate agents in Belgravia for this article.

Since the crash of 2008 we have seen a shortage of stock in the sales market across the central London region, this has been driven by a fear of the unknown and low interest rates, which has meant that people do not have to sell.  In Belgravia, a square mile of the central London market where there is a ready mix of flats and houses the shortage ...

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Are you looking to find property for sale in London?

Are you looking to find property for sale in London?

Buying or renting is one of the key topics on the agenda for many young people at the moment. After all, with rental prices sky high and with even a shoebox in one of the least salubrious parts of London costing a fortune it can often seem like a wise move to buy. However, finding property for sale in London can be tough too – with many balking at the option of taking on hundreds of thousands of pounds worth ...

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Will house prices rise in 2014?

Will house prices rise in 2014?

For first-time-buyers and those wanting to move up the housing ladder it’s a bit of a nightmare. With rising house prices across the country, it’s proving tough for those looking to get on with their lives. The problem is that common sense warns against borrowing too much. After all, interest rates can only go one way – and that’s up! Whatever happens, borrowing in the medium to long-term is likely to rise. This is why many buyers are keen to ...

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Buying a house in the UK – What is the average house price?

Buying a house in the UK – What is the average house price?

There’s been a lot of talk about house prices recently – plus ca change, one may say! After all with the second phase of Help-to-Buy mortgage schemes kicking into action, this topic’s hardly been out of the news. But what does this mean for those buying a house in the UK? Will there be a bubble after this artificial stimulation which will lead to an inevitable new housing boom? What will be the implications for the housing market going forward? ...

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