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Property Price Market Update May 2010

Quick snap shot:

May's prices continue to suggest that we are in for a rather dull remainder of 2010 in the property market. Prices are likely to be reported as up one month and down the next by the media. This will confuse buyers and, coupled with the likely bad news from the budget on June 22nd, activity in the market is likely to slow back down again.  

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What's Happening in YOUR Area? 
Regional property prices vary dramatically across the UK currently, while property sales continue to be almost half the volume they were pre credit crunch.

London continues to outstrip the rest of the UK - not unusual - but interesting, areas such as Chelsea and Kensington, with Hackney, Camden and Kingston closely following ie rich areas, attractive to foreign buyers, are thriving - some even ABOVE 2007 peak levels! Other areas in and around London such as Barking and Dagenham are still 16% down versus 2007 peak prices, proving that supply (loads of new flats in Barking/Dagenham) and demand (still low for UK residents) really influences property prices.

Land Registry shows London with a 15% increase in prices year on year and over 1.6% month on month. However, an even better performer this month is Brighton and Hove which are nearly 17% up YoY and 1.4% month on month. Leading performing areas in the London property market include Chelsea and Kensington which is +20.6% YoY, +3.6% month on month. With Richmond growing 15.7% YoY, up 1.4% month on month. Camden and Hammersmith and Fulham are also performing well. 

Bath, Somerset, Bournemouth, Bracknell Forest, Bristol City, Surrey and Trafford are all performing well year on year. While the worst performing area this month is Liverpool - 8.5% down YoY and Hartlepool -5.5% YoY.

Property type wise, the biggest growth in volume is now the £1.5mn+ market with sales volume up by over 158%. This is mostly driven by London's growth, which in turn is benefiting from a big uplift in international buyers who spend in the high price brackets and areas.   

For a really good understanding of what's happening in your area, checkout the number of boards are 'sold' versus 'for sale' below (or check locally yourself)

For Sale Sign Analysis information below to see if  your area is covered.

Click here for Best Performing Areas
Including: Harpenden, Hertford and Basingstoke.

Click here for Average Performing Areas
Including: Halstead, Bedford and Maidstone.

Click here for Worst Performing Areas
Including: Ashton Under Lyne, Grantham and Chester.

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Best Performing Areas

Town

Percentage of Sold versus For Sale Boards

Harpenden

62.7%

Welwyn Garden City

55.7%

Hertford

54.0%

Bromley

47.2%

Eltham

46.4%

Tilehurst

45.3%

Blackfen

45.3%

Basingstoke

43.8%

Cheshunt & Waltham Abbey

43.7%

Dulwich

43.6%

Oxford

42.3%

Sidcup

41.8%

Hedge End

41.1%

 


Average Performing Areas


Town

Percentage of Sold versus For Sale Boards

Halstead

31.6%

Gloucester

33.2%

Milton Keynes

33.3%

York

33.5%

Norwich

33.8%

Stratford Upon Avon

34.1%

Maidstone

35.5%

Chislehurst

36.6%

Fareham & Porchester

37.6%

Bedford

37.7%

Didcot

37.7%

Wokingham

38.2%


 

Worst Performing Areas


Town

Percentage of Sold versus For Sale Boards

Ashton Under Lyne

8.3%

Heywood

8.8%

Bearwood

11.5%

Chester

13.5%

Hale

15.3%

Evesham

16.0%

Wednesbury

16.1%

Ilkeston

16.6%

Sunderland

17.0%

Great Barr

19.2%

Swansea

19.3%

Grantham

19.5%


 

 

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