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  • Interest Rate Rise Aug 2018 - Market Comment

    Published on 3rd August 2018

    The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has just announced a rise in the Bank of England base rate of 0.25% - only the second increase increase in over a decade. Whilst the 0.75% base rate is now the highest it has been since 2009, it is still historically low when many still remember the levels of the late 1980’s when a mortgage rate of 15% was the norm! The latest increase is…

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  • August 2018 - Market Comment

    Published on 30th July 2018

    The heat is on! Or rather, it has been for the past few months of the glorious summer we have been enjoying. But is the heat on, or off the property market? Here at Shelton & Lines estate agents we have seen consistently strong sales over the summer, although the national picture seems confused. It all depends who you speak to! For example, according to the government’s official house price…

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  • July 2018 Market Comment

    Published on 29th June 2018

    The national housing market paints a picture of the “summer doldrums” with mortgage approvals for house purchases at their lowest this year and 23.3% below their long-term average. The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has also been advised that, by the end of the year, house prices will have risen by just 2%, which would be well below inflation and its slowest pace for…

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  • Football..!

    Published on 14th June 2018

    The British can usually be relied upon to be passionate about two conversational topics, football and property. So let’s combine the two and see what effect the World Cup tournament is likely to have on the property market, and how will we, as estate agents, respond to this?   The market itself is has been subject to lower volumes this year, frequently now being referred to as “The…

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  • Royal Wedding Good News for the Property Market!

    Published on 15th May 2018

    We British love a royal wedding! The unifying effect of such an event as this weekend’s, in which millions of people are interested (ok, not everyone of course) usually generates a feelgood factor that spreads throughout the economy. This wedding is no different and it comes at a time when the public is slightly jaded by Brexit confusion and needs a bit of a tonic.   May is historically…

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  • April 2018 Market - Comment

    Published on 24th April 2018

    Historically, the fresh green leaves on the trees and the warmth of the welcome spring sunshine herald a spring in the step for the property market. And this year seems no different, despite its wobbly start! The fundamentals are certainly there to support an optimistic outlook – inflation has fallen to a healthy 2.3% and unemployment is at its lowest for 40 years. The initial economic upset…

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  • March 2018 - Market Comment

    Published on 29th March 2018

    Just like the snow, the property market seems a little unsure as to what it’s doing, with the Office for National Statistics reporting a fall in UK property prices of 0.3% last month (0.5% in England), and property price growth slowing slightly from 5% to 4.9%. However, ONS and Land Registry figures are always out of date by at least a couple of months as they do not reflect current buyer activity,…

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  • February 2018 - Market Comment

    Published on 27th February 2018

    Winter may not be behind us yet, but, as far as the property market is concerned, spring is definitely in the air! The latest figures from Rightmove suggest a cautiously positive market. Of the relatively modest 1.5% annual increase in the price of new-to-market properties on the portal, 0.8% of this occurred last month! This is very much in line with our own observations of very buoyant start to…

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  • January 2018 - Market Comment

    Published on 30th January 2018

    Is the property market up or is down? This month, more than ever, the answer depends on who you speak to. For example, according to the Land Registry, a total of 850,281residential properties were sold during 2017, which is a clear 14.6% fall on 2016 (although still 30% up on the low-point of 2008). In respect of properties listed as flats, terraced, semi-detached or detached, London was hardest hit…

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  • Tips on how to be a Successful Landlord

    Published on 9th January 2018

    Being a Landlord comes with so many demands, there is a lot of information that you need to be aware of which can be confusing and daunting, especially if you are a first time landlord. But If you prepare your property and obtain the right kind of tenants, one of your most important assets will become a great investment. You may think that being a landlord is tough but if you follow our top tips,…

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Aug

Interest Rate Rise Aug…

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has just announced a rise in the Bank of England base rate of 0.25% - only the…
30
Jul

August 2018 - Market…

The heat is on! Or rather, it has been for the past few months of the glorious summer we have been enjoying. But is the heat on, or…
29
Jun

July 2018 Market Comment

The national housing market paints a picture of the “summer doldrums” with mortgage approvals for house purchases at their…
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