A slight softening in demand was expected with stamp duty relief ending on 31st March. That changed, of course, but the effect will probably not be seen for another month or two. Here are last month's numbers from Nationwide and Zoopla.
Savills price forecast has been revised upwards in light of the measures announced in the recent budget and more positive expectations for the UK economy. Properties in the North, the North West and the Midlands are expected to see the greatest gains.
With the Stamp Duty holiday coming to an end, January's small decline in house prices was expected to continue into the next month. Not so, as February reversed that decline and then some. The figures from Nationwide and Zoopla...
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House prices finished the year up 7.3% according to Nationwide, with their quarterly regional report showing the South East high in the rankings for the first time in years. Zoopla reports that demand in 2020 has been 40% higher than in 2019.
Property values continue to surge, now up to 6.5% year-on-year according to Nationwide Building Society. It is still the North, North West and the Midlands showing the greatest gains, with Nottingham and Manchester leading the way.
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Nationwide's figures for the month show property values up 5.8% over the last year. As usual, cities in the north lead the way.
Average selling prices for UK properties hit a record high in September according to mortgage lender Halifax, with property portal Rightmove reporting asking prices still on the rise.
Six months ago, some economists were forecasting a difficult housing market with a collapse in demand and price falls in the double digits. In any previous recession they might have been right. Not this time, with activity strong and prices 5% higher than a year ago.
Within days of Savills' June house price forecast, Chancellor Rishi Sunak trumped it with the announcement of a Stamp Duty holiday. Add to that the unexpected post-lockdown mini-boom and an update was needed. Here it is and, once again, it surprises on the upside.
Housing prices recover from a recent dip to an all time high in August with annual house price growth now standing at 3.7%.
According to the Zoopla/Hometrack Index, property values in the UK's major cities do not appear to be suffering any ill effects from the pandemic, with 16 of the largest 20 recording gains of 2% or more over the last year.