Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum
Sign in to follow this  
AvoidDebt

House prices and transactions both down says Spicerhaart boss Paul Smith

Recommended Posts

House prices and transactions are both down on a year ago, Spicerhaart boss Paul Smith has reported.

The contrarian property commentator’s figures go largely against the tide of other housing market analysts – but are based on his own ‘on the ground’  business’s findings.

Smith claims that house prices are deflating, not inflating, and that this is encouraging first-time buyers.

Smith says that at haart, house prices measured at exchange have reduced year on year as well as on a monthly basis.

Smith says average UK house prices were down 2.7% in the 12 months to March, and down 4.3% on February’s figure.

House sales, again measured at exchange, were down 29.7% in the 12 months to March, and down 3.9% on February.

Smith says that the average UK house price in March stood at £222,884. The average house price for a first-time buyer was £168,986, down 4.8% on February, and down 0.1% on the year.

In London, the average house price was £572,607 in March, up 3.7% on the month, and 2.4% on the year.

Based on his own firm’s figures, Smith is forecasting just 38,987 nationally exchanged house sales in March.

While other house indices continue to say that house prices are continuing to rise, albeit at a slower rate of inflation, Smith paints a different picture.

He said: “This has led to a bounce of nearly 20% more first-time buyers registering interest in England and Wales and a massive 28% in London – a jump bigger than any we have seen in the last four years.”

Smith also said that new buyer demand was down annually by 26%, although up 14.7% on a monthly basis. The number of properties coming on to the market rose by 17.1% on a monthly basis, but was down by 11.4% annually.

The number of landlords registering to buy rose 12.3% in England and Wales, and by 17.1% in London, but were down respectively 47.4% and 63.1% measured annually.

http://www.propertyindustryeye.com/house-prices-and-transactions-both-down-says-contrarian-commentator-paul-smith/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • The Prime Minister stated that there were three Brexit options available to the UK:   64 members have voted

    1. 1. Which of the Prime Minister's options would you choose?


      • Leave with the negotiated deal
      • Remain
      • Leave with no deal

    Please sign in or register to vote in this poll. View topic


×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.