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News Tag: England

July 25, 2011

Hometrack: housing market holds steady

by Gill Montia
”Hometrack:
The housing market in England and Wales is "in broad equilibrium" despite prices continuing to edge lower, according to Hometrack, which recorded a 0.1% fall in the value of the typical dwelling in July, compared with June. However, there are wide regional variations: prices moved higher across 8% of postcodes (primarily in London) and were lower across 27% of postcodes, with two fifths ...




May 5, 2011

Official: house prices in steepest decline since 2009

by Gill Montia
”Official:
Latest figures from the Land Registry show house prices in England and Wales falling by 1.1% in March, marking the largest monthly decline seen since February 2009. The only region to experience a monthly rise was the North West, with an upward movement of 0.7%, while in Wales house prices tumbled by 3.3%, compared with February. On an annual basis ...




House prices level but downward pressures loom

by Gill Montia
”House
House prices in England and Wales were unchanged in April, with no price fall recorded for the first time in nine months, according to Hometrack. A 0.3% rise in London prices offset small falls of up to -0.3% across other regions, with just under a quarter of the country showing falls. The housing intelligence firm notes that an increase in demand ...




March 14, 2011

Report warnings of housing shortage

by Kay Mitchell
Report warnings of housing shortage
A report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has established that England could face a massive housing shortage by 2025. The think tank concludes that there is likely to be a shortfall of 750,000 homes by 2025 with the areas worst hit including London, the South East of England, the East, and Yorkshire and Humberside. Only the North West of England could ...




October 29, 2010

Official: annual house price inflation 5.2%

by Gill Montia
”Official:
The Land Registry has reported annual house price growth of 5.2% across England and Wales in September, marking the eleventh consecutive month in which annual property price inflation has remained above zero. However, the value of the typical home was at its lowest since December 2009 and the monthly change of -0.2% was the first negative figure recorded for six months. Yorkshire & ...




October 3, 2010

Halifax names property hotspots

by Gill Montia
”Halifax
Ilford in Essex is the leading property sales hotspot in England and Wales, with an 85% rise in the number of homes sold in the first half of 2010, compared with the same period of 2009. Research from Halifax has identified Croydon and Maidenhead as the runners up, with sales rising 73% and 71% respectively. While the lender's study found "considerable variations" across the country, ...




September 28, 2010

Land Registry: house prices up 0.3%

by Gill Montia
”Land
The Land Registry's latest house price index shows the average cost of a home in England and Wales rising by 0.3% in August. Having seen the fifth consecutive monthly increase, the value of the average home stood at £167,423, although on an annual basis the typical house price gain fell slightly compared with July, to 6.7%. The West Midlands experienced the greatest monthly ...




House prices slip 0.4%

by Gill Montia
”House
Hometrack recorded a 0.4% fall in house prices across England and Wales in September, as buyer demand slid by 2.9%. The average amount of time needed to sell a property increased to 9.3 weeks, up from 8.9 weeks in August. The South West posted the largest monthly decline, at 0.6%, followed by -0.5% in the South East and East Anglia. According to the housing intelligence firm, ...




September 15, 2010

DCLG: house prices down in July

by Gill Montia
”DCLG:
New figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) show the average UK house price falling by 0.3% in July, with the annual rate of inflation slowing to 8.4%, compared with 9.9% in June. On a country basis, annual house price rises were evident in England 9.0%; Scotland 3.7% and Wales 10.1%, while in Northern Ireland prices showed a 17.1% ...




September 1, 2010

House prices slip on supply / demand imbalance

by Gill Montia
”House
Hometrack's August housing market survey shows buyer interest in England and Wales falling away for the second consecutive month. Demand from new buyers declined by 2.2% on July, while the number of properties on the market rose by 2.4%. The shift cannot be blamed entirely on seasonal factor, with the typical rise in new properties coming onto the market during August ...




August 31, 2010

Tens of thousands trapped in negative equity until 2014

by Gill Montia
”Tens
Tens of thousands of homeowners who bought during the housing boom face another four years of being trapped in negative equity. According to a new forecast from the National Housing Federation (NHF), those who purchased a property in England at the peak of the market in 2007 paid an average price of £216,800. They may therefore have to wait ...




Land Registry: house price growth strongest this year

by Gill Montia
”Land
The Land Registry has reported that house prices in England and Wales increased by 0.4% in July, with growth at its strongest since the start of the year. The rise took the average value of a home to £166,798 but left annual growth at 6.7%, down from 8.4% in June. Data for London show monthly growth of 1.6%, with the typical ...




August 14, 2010

House sales doubled since January

by Gill Montia
”House
Housing market transactions increased for the second consecutive month in July, according to the LSL/Acadametrics House Price Index. The Index, which is based on every house sale in England and Wales, showed an 11% rise, to 72,100, meaning that activity has doubled since January. July also saw house prices increase for the first time in five months, with an 0.1% rise taking the value ...




July 27, 2010

House prices slip as new buyer enquiries decline

by Gill Montia
”House
New research from Hometrack shows house prices in England and Wales slipping in July, for the first time in 15 months. The housing intelligence firm has recorded a 0.1% decline as the market continues to take up the impact of a surge in new instructions, alongside a 1.3% drop in new buyer enquiries. Hometrack director, Richard Donnell, expects further modest ...




July 5, 2010

Nationwide terminates England sponsorship deal

by Kay Mitchell
”Nationwide
Nationwide Building Society is to terminate its £20 million sponsorship deal of the England football team after 11 seasons. The announcement is a further blow to the England team and follows its early exit from the World Cup tournament. The Nationwide, which is Britain's largest building society, said it submitted an offer to extend the sponsorship for a further four years, but this had ...




June 16, 2010

Official: annual house price rise in double digits

by Gill Montia
”Official:
House prices were 10.1% higher in April than a year earlier, having gained 0.4% during March. New figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government put the average cost of a UK home at £207,516, taking into account a 0.9% rise over the three months to the end of April. However, the quarterly increase was well below the 4.8% recorded ...




June 12, 2010

Housing market “delicately poised”

by Gill Montia
”Housing
Both the number of homes sold in England and Wales and the prices achieved fell during May, according to Acadametrics. The number of properties changing hands declined by an estimated 18% from April, while the value of the average home dipped by 0.2%. On an annual basis, prices in England and Wales were 9.7% higher in May, with the value of the typical home coming ...




June 2, 2010

Head to Withernsea for affordable seaside homes

by Gill Montia
”Head
Those with a yearning to live by the sea should head north, according to research from Halifax. The lender has declared Withernsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire the most affordable seaside town in England and Wales, with house prices typically three times local annual gross average earnings. All ten most affordable seaside towns are in northern England, whereas Sandbanks in Dorset ...




June 1, 2010

Official annual house price inflation hits 8.5%

by Gill Montia
”Official
House prices in England and Wales showed an 8.5% annual gain in April, the average value of a home having risen 0.2% on March, according to the Land Registry. The figure reflects the highest annual change since September 2007 and takes the average house price to £165,596. The North East experienced the greatest monthly rise in April, at 3.1%, and Yorkshire & ...




May 18, 2010

Nationwide’s football bond is “gimmicky”

by David Masters
Savings experts have warned that a new Football Bond from Nationwide is a World Cup "gimmick". Customers who take out the bond will he paid a bonus if England wins the World Cup trophy this summer. The four-year fixed rate bond pays 4.15% (AER) gross per year. If England win the World Cup, the interest rate will increase to 4.65% in May 2011. Robin Bailey, Nationwide's divisional director of savings and ...