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London Estate Agent Reports London Property Sales ‘Near Historic Lows’

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The slowdown in London’s housing market has been well documented over recent months. Prime London sales have been reported as going through on an average of 10% below the asking price and sales numbers have generally slowed since the Brexit vote as buyers adopt a cautious ‘wait and see’ approach. While the wider London area, after several years of runaway price increases, is expected to see minor to stagnant property price increases over the coming twelve months, the malaise has generally been reported to have had by far the greatest impact on the most expensive neighbourhoods.

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It’s Not All Gloom for London Property Investment: 10 Areas Set to Profit

London Property Investment

There hasn’t been a lot of cheer in recent months for buy-to-let landlords with investment properties in and around London. Property prices and rents in London seemed to be on an inexorable rise during a long boom period following the international financial crisis. While other regions of the UK suffered steeper price drops and took longer to see the housing market stir back to life, between 2012 and 2017 property in London recorded average gains of 61% – capital value growth of over 10% a year before rental income was taken into the equation.

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Want a Luxury London Home? The Sale’s On as Discounts Average 10% on Asking Price

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For anyone on the lookout for higher end investment properties, the Financial Times today suggests there is currently a sale on in exclusive London postcodes. Over the course of 2017, properties advertised for sale in the most upmarket neighbourhoods of London went for an average of 10% under their asking price. The gap is currently wider than it was even during the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009.

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UK House Price Growth Fell by 50% In 2017

UK Property

After several years of rampant price growth, particularly in London and the southeast, growth in UK house prices finally slowed last year according to major mortgage lenders. Recent figures released by the Halifax Bank and Nationwide Building Society, both big mortgage lenders in the UK, concur that on average house prices across the UK rose by 2.6%-2.7%. That’s under half the 6.5% rate of growth seen over the course of 2016.

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2017: The UK Property Market’s Year in Review

House prices

Introduction
Well, the year is almost over once again. As Christmas and a New Year approaches, it is customary to reflect on the year gone by and plan for the one ahead. While the past is never fully indicative of the future, particularly in the world of investment, what has already happened can offer clues as to what we might expect ahead. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the UK’s property market’s 2017.

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Do Slowing Property Prices Make 2018 the Moment to Invest?

Property prices

Property portal Rightmove yesterday released its 2018 forecast for the UK’s property market. The forward guidance wouldn’t have made particularly enjoyable reading for those who bought a property at some point during 2017.

Rightmove predicting that growth will be close to non-existent over most of the country and London and the commuter belt are expected to see average prices slide by up to 2%.

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New Property Investment Trend is to Focus on Children

Property Investment

Landlords with buy-to-let investment property portfolios might do well to pay attention to the increasing trend of building for children being adopted by property developers looking for an edge when attracting buyers. More and more of us are now living in the crowded urban environment of cities. The rise of sedentary electronic entertainment forms taking up much of children’s leisure time is often considered to be the prime culprit for the drop off in the amount of time today’s children spend playing outdoors.

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Is the Build-to-Rent Trend a Threat to Private Landlords?

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News today that Grainger, the FTSE-250 listed-company that is the UK’s largest listed residential landlord has reported a 2% rise in profits and 8% rise in rental income highlights a wider trend that private buy-to-let landlords would do well to take note of. Grainger’s positive performance has been put down to its steady transformation from a buy-to-let to build-to-let company.

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