Friday, Dec 15, 2006

New house prices rise 1.9% in 2006

Firstrung: SmartNewHomes.com records a 1.9 percent annual rise in the cost new homes

November has seen the biggest annual price growth in new homes since April, with the average price of a new home up 1.9 per cent on the price recorded at the same time last year. This year's annual price increase has bucked the trend experienced over the last two years, which has seen the average price of a new home fall towards the end of the year, an indication that the new homes market is set for a positive start to 2007. The price of a new home has risen 1.4 per cent over the last month, reinforcing the return of a positive trend for the new homes market at a traditionally quieter time of year. This month's decision by the Bank of England to hold interest rates should ensure a positive start to 2007

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2. Cheekie Charlie said...

This is an interesting statistic. Why do new build homes lag so far behind the supposedly 8-9% average increase as reported by most HPI statistics? Indeed if the Home (England & Wales) figures were to be believed which excludes property's under 30000 and over 1000,000 the annual increase to date would be 0.5%. Having said that when you take into account modern building techniques of concrete brick, chipboard joists, plastic plumbing/drainage, smallest living area in EU, built next to slums, its not that suprising is it!

Friday, December 15, 2006 11:50PM Report Comment
 

3. sold 2 rent 1 said...

I have just finished Fred Harrison's book "Boom Bust"

The standard property cycle appears to be

7 years moderate HPI
Mid-cycle slowdown
5 years even faster HPI
2 years of crazy HPI (winners curse)
4 years of price declines

We appear to be in the winners curse phase now.
I guess this phase started in Q1 2006.

My predictions for 2007 are:

Stock markets to hit new highs in Q1 2007 and possibly in Q2 as well

UK IR to rise in Feb and possibly May

HPI to hit 12-15% in Q1 and Q2 and peak in the summer if the 2 IR rises come through. If they dont then the peak may later

Saturday, December 16, 2006 11:48AM Report Comment
 

4. paul said...

STOP THE PRESS.

Idle cash sitting in bank accounts has seen annual growth NEARLY 300% more than new homes!

Quick, everyone get a bank account and put some cash in it!

It's the investment OF THE CENTURY!

Saturday, December 16, 2006 01:58PM Report Comment
 

5. Enuii said...

Interesting statistic but beautifully vague. As developers increasingly turn to lifestyle properties at the bottom end of the housing market i.e. large numbers of 1/2 bed flats (sorry apartments) I can see this figure being slightly misleading.

Saturday, December 16, 2006 09:20PM Report Comment
 

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