Stockport Property News

  • UK house prices up by 8.5%

    Jenna crop Jenna Stoker Feb 25, 2021, 12:30 PM
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    ONS, Halifax and Nationwide all report a sharp increase in annual house price growth since the stamp duty holiday announcement in July 2020.

    According to the December UK HPI (ONS), the average house price in the UK is £251,500, an annual increase of 8.5%.

    In ...

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  • Yes to pets!

    Jenna crop Jenna Stoker Feb 13, 2021, 10:00 AM
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    Responsible tenants in England with well-behaved pets will be able to secure leases more easily through a new standard tenancy agreement.

    Consent for pets will be the default position, and landlords will have to object in writing within 28 days of a written pet request, ...

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  • How footloose are renters?

    Jenna crop Jenna Stoker Jan 28, 2021, 12:15 PM
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    26% of tenants moved within a mile of their previous rental property in 2020, and over two thirds (69%) stayed within ten miles.

    As renting is more flexible than ownership, some households use it as an opportunity to get to know a new area. In ...

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  • Mortgage approvals have recovered

    Jenna crop Jenna Stoker Jan 13, 2021, 11:30 AM
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    Mortgage approvals have all but recovered following the forced closure of the housing market in spring 2020. Mortgage approvals were only down -0.9% (January to November 2020) compared to the same period in 2019.

    104,969 mortgages were approved in November 2020, the highest level since ...

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  • Dataloft Days of Christmas - Day 8

    Jenna crop Jenna Stoker Dec 23, 2020, 11:00 AM
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    In 2020, 10% of homes sold had an energy efficiency rating of A or B. These homes achieved a 12% price premium over those homes sold with an energy efficiency rating of C to G.
    Source: Dataloft, Land Registry, EPC

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  • Dataloft Days of Christmas - Day 4

    Jenna crop Jenna Stoker Dec 14, 2020, 11:45 AM
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    1,111,000 residential transaction are expected to complete in the year to March 2021, rising to 1,279,000 in the year to March 2022. Source: Dataloft, Office for Budget Responsibility

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  • Dataloft Days of Christmas - Day 1

    Jenna crop Jenna Stoker Dec 1, 2020, 11:30 AM
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    It has been a decade since the last white Christmas, back when the average UK house price was £170,365. The average UK house price now stands at £244,513, a 44% increase.


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  • Vulnerable job sectors

    Jenna crop Jenna Stoker Nov 21, 2020, 14:00 PM
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    Unemployment rose to 4.8% in Q3, with a large proportion of job losses in leisure, retail and travel. Analysis of Dataloft’s tenant demographic dataset (DRMA) found almost a quarter of renters in the UK's top 10 cities work in retail, travel and hospitality.

    Retail (including ...

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  • Housing market activity breaks records

    Jenna crop Jenna Stoker Nov 9, 2020, 11:00 AM
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    Nationwide October House Price index reported an astonishing 5.8% annual house price growth, the highest rise since January 2015. Mortgage approvals were at their highest since September 2007, with 91,454 in the month.

    Data suggests the recovery of the economy has slowed with only 2.1% ...

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  • Improvements add value

    Jenna crop Jenna Stoker Oct 26, 2020, 11:00 AM
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    People have spent an increased amount of time at home this year encouraging home improvements. Builders have seen a 47% increase in their workload this summer and online planning applications have increased by 20%.

    On average, UK homeowners spend £48 billion a year doing up ...

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  • Agents' view of the sales market

    Jenna crop Jenna Stoker Oct 15, 2020, 10:15 AM

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    The RICS September survey, gauging the moods of agents continues to point to a strong upturn in the sales market. New buyer enquiries, new instructions and newly agreed sales remain firmly positive.

    In September a net balance of +52% of agents reported an increase in ...

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  • Residential rents rising

    Jenna crop Jenna Stoker Oct 2, 2020, 10:30 AM
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    ONS reported a 1.5% annual increase in private rents in August. Agents are reporting an increase in tenant demand and positive short-term rent expectations, suggesting that many markets will be insulated from the end of the eviction ban and the furlough scheme.

    All regions saw ...

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  • Agents' view on the rental market

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Sep 19, 2020, 10:15 AM

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    The August sentiment survey by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) gauging the mood of agents, showed improvement in the lettings market. Tenant demand has continued to increase and short-term rental growth is expected.

    Tenant demand has continued to rise sharply following a large decline ...

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  • Top 10 mortgage lenders

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Sep 7, 2020, 12:30 PM
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    The UK’s top ten mortgage lenders lent a staggering £220.7 billion in 2019, increasing their market share to 82.4%, up from 80.4% in 2018.


    The top ten lenders retained the ranking they held in 2018, Lloyds Bank the largest lender followed by Nationwide and NatWest....

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  • Agents’ view of the market

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Aug 25, 2020, 10:30 AM
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    The July Sentiment Survey by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, gauging the mood of agents, showed a significant pick-up in the housing market.


    The stamp duty holiday has increased demand in July, agents report a significant increase in new buyer enquiries and new instructions. Agreed ...

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  • Increase in demand for properties over £300k

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Aug 10, 2020, 13:00 PM
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    The stamp duty holiday has led to a 14% surge in calls and emails to agents. Properties priced between £400–£500k have seen the biggest increase in interest, 49%. In 2019 they only represented 8% of sales, therefore we may see a shift in the distribution ...

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  • House price and transaction forecasts

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Jul 28, 2020, 10:45 AM
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    The June Housing Market Survey by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors showed a marked improvement in enquiries, agreed sales and instructions even before the stamp duty holiday announcement.

    Meanwhile, the Office for Budget Responsibility has published revised forecasts. Their central scenario estimates 750,000 homes ...

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  • The Re-use of UK’s Heritage Buildings EVENT

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Jul 22, 2020, 10:35 AM

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    "How can the re-use of UK’s Heritage buildings deliver  economic and social impact  through the use of specialist lending and grant funding? What role do architects and placemakers have to contribute to a more  sustainable existing built environment ?"


    Find ...

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  • Covid-19: Transactions

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Jul 14, 2020, 12:30 PM
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    HMRC estimated 46,230 sales in May, 25% higher than April. With plenty of pre-lockdown sales still to complete and Dataloft Demand Index reporting a huge surge of consumer interest in the housing market, the total could rise by 60% in June.


    9,250 sales exchanged per ...

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  • Covid-19: Agents’ view of the market – Improvement in overall sentiment

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Jun 30, 2020, 11:00 AM
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    The May Sentiment Survey by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) gauging the mood of agents, showed improvement in overall sentiment, mirroring the Dataloft Demand Index.


    The sales market measured by new instructions, new buyer enquiries and newly agreed sales, shows improved sentiment in May ...

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