House Price Market Update September 2009

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House Price Market Commentary for September 2009
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Market stats show property has had a little 'wobble' over the summer, with the percentage of properties sold versus for sale down from a high of 36% to a low of 27%, the lowest conversion since April 09.

Sellers and buyers are starting to stay at home again, with a real shortage of properties coming onto the market in some areas, however the number of buyers looking also fell according to Hometrack and NAEA.

Market stats show the best performing areas are in Wales with Ceredigion (-4.6%) Conwy (-6.1%) and Vale of Glamorgan (-6.2%) and London also showing a 6.2%  fall. The worst performing areas Hartlepool (-23.7%) and Luton continuing to fall (-18.5%). 

And it's not just securing lending that is causing problems for market recovery, according to the NAEA, people are starting to believe home ownership will always be beyond them. READ MORE.

Performance and commentary since January 2009:-

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Headline Statistics for September 2009

Headline Statistics

Statistics

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Source

Month

Average Prices

£155,968 to £223,996

-1.5% to
-9.4%

Rightmove Highest
Land Registry Lowest

August/September data

Transactions*

41,911*

-31%

Land Registry

March to June 09

Time to Sell

9 Weeks

Increase

Hometrack

September
Number of viewings to sale11No change from last month

Hometrack

September

Offer to Market Price

92.4%

Slight increase from last month

Hometrack

September

% change in new buyers registering with agents

+1.1%

Down versus 1.4% last month

Hometrack

September

No of houses sold by agents8Down from 9 last month, up from 5 in August 08NAEAAugust
% sold to for sale boards27.3% down from 36.3%

For Sale Sign Anaylsis

September
Number of new mortgages52,317Up on July's 50,123Bank of EnglandAugust

*  Per month

Sold versus For Sale Sign Boards data*

MonthDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep

Percentage Sold

16%12%17%19.5%21.1%28.3%29.5%30.2%36.3%27.3%

*Data provided by FSSA, for more information on this data, Contact us

Links to useful Buying and Selling Reports

Price Indices
There are at least seven property indices and other companies that comment on the property market, please checkout the links below:-

Rightmove    Halifax    Nationwide   RICS 
Communities    Financial Times    Land Registry

Other Useful Resources
Hometrack    NAEA    RICS    Savills    Knight Frank

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