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Property Investor’s FactFile – August 2019

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National Property Prices

National Property PricesNational Property Prices - August 2019

London Property Prices

London Property Prices - August 2019London Property Prices

Monthly House Price Changes

Monthly House Price ChangesMonthly House Price Changes

LIBOR Data

LIBOR Data - August 2019LIBOR Data - August 2019

SWAP Rate Data

SWAP Rate Data - August 2019SWAP Rate Data

Private Rented Sector (PRS) – Rental Price Growth

Private Rented Sector (PRS) - Rental Price Growth - August 2019Private Rented Sector (PRS) - Rental Price Growth

Private Rented Sector (PRS) – Growth Index

Private Rented Sector (PRS) - Growth Index - August 2019Private Rented Sector (PRS) - Growth Index

Total Mortgage Approvals

Total Mortgage Approvals - August 2019Total Mortgage Approvals

First Time Buyer – Affordability Measure

First Time Buyer - Affordability MeasureFirst Time Buyer - Affordability Measure

First Time Buyer – Gross House Price to Earnings Ratios

First Time Buyer - Gross House Price to Earnings RatiosFirst Time Buyer - Gross House Price to Earnings Ratios

Commentary by Ruban Selvanayagam

  • According to the latest UK House Price Index, average house prices saw an annual price rise of 1.2% (to April 2019);
  • The latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index reported the highest level of year-on-year growth in Edinburgh (5.1%) followed by Liverpool (4.9%), Cardiff (4.7%), Nottingham (4.7%), Leicester (4.6%), Manchester (4.1%) and Birmingham (4.0%). According to the same data, London saw a 0% change in house prices and Cambridge saw a 0.3% drop;
  • HMRC data revealed that transaction levels fell by 16.5% between June 2018 and June 2019;
  • Despite the ongoing Brexit-led pessimism, the latest Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) report stated that there has been an increase in buyer enquiries after declines over the initial part of 2019. 12-month expectations are indicating growth in sales volumes and prices.

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