Top seven recent stories in housing and property investment: 14 December
Here’s our round-up of some of the best stories that we’ve posted on Buy Association.co.uk recently.
More Brexit-related housing data, regional variations on other research and reports, a look into the crystal ball for 2019, backing for reviving the high street with places to live, and more…
1. Brexit caution behind fall in new home seekers says RICS report
Brexit and the uncertain economic outlook lay behind a fall in in numbers of people looking for a new home in November, according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) latest statistics.
2.North and Midlands asking prices rise while London and south-east slump
House prices in the West Midlands, Yorkshire and the north-west of England continued to rise while those in the south-east and London slumped again, according to new figures.
3.Which are the UK areas where it’s better to buy than rent?
To buy? To rent? Choosing one over the other is a perennial dilemma, but new figures from Zoopla are showing areas of the UK where the differences between having a mortgage or going onto a rental agreement are the most marked.
4.Move to high street living backed by property industry, says survey
The property scene is excited by the prospect of more high streets in the UK becoming places to live, according to a new survey.
5.Average student rents top £6k per year
A new survey has revealed that average annual rents for students rose by six per cent in 2018/19, and that the popularity of studio flats with those at university has shown a huge increase in recent years.
6.Millennials most in need of education on shared ownership
New research has flagged up that a surprising number of young people are not aware of shared ownership as a way of getting onto the property ladder.
7.Growing young populations will influence UK property hotspots in 2019
Specialist property investor Surrenden Invest has taken data produced by the Office of National Statistics and Zoopla to do some number crunching to gauge what 2019 holds for the housing market.
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