May 2018 Property Investor´s Factfile The Property Investor’s Factfile presents a range of relevant data for buy-to-let investors, traders and developers. Below are some noteworthy observations over the last month: Property Market Trends The latest Halifax house price index reported that prices dropped by 3.1% in April, the largest since September 2010. Arguing that a strong jobs market will support a certain level of market buoyancy, managing director Russell Galley commented that: “housing supply, as measured by the stock of homes for sale and new instructions, is still very low”; Other data from the Halifax indicated that UK flats had grown in value by an average of 48% over the last five years (from £157,061 in Q1 2013 to £232,135 in Q1 2018). This was followed by terraced houses (41%), semi-detached houses (39%), bungalows (38%) and detached houses (27%); Sam Tombs … [Read More]
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