Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009

Flips & flops - hours of fun!

Mouseprice: House price trends by postcode district

Over at Mouseprice.net, you can type in your chosen postcode district in "Where to search" and then click "House price trends" under the heading "Key info" in the left hand side bar. If you scroll down, they have a list of "flips" (repeat sales since 2000 which were at a profit) and "flops"... glorious. Hours of fun.

Posted by mark wadsworth @ 02:21 PM (1737 views)
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1. Exiges said...

Interesting to see so many places that have house prices at over 7x average earnings.

NN for example.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 03:14PM Report Comment

2. mrflibble said...

Cheers mark, nice find, good to see the AER on there as well...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 04:05PM Report Comment

3. flashman said...

Good find Mark.

Unemployment in my postcode is quoted as 1% and house prices are marginally up on, or at least equal to 2006/2007 prices. There’s no recession here.

This resonates with my belief that the UK recession will actually benefit some geographical areas and sectors of society. Companies and individuals that derive a healthy dollop of their income from international markets will be better off than ever, while companies and individuals, who source their income domestically, will suffer lower wages or unemployment. At the moment most people in my immediate area have a foreign au pair or foreign cleaner/domestic helper. I imagine that British people from other areas will soon be vying for these jobs. It’s ironic that a Labour government supervised this reversion to an “Upstairs Downstairs” social model

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 04:36PM Report Comment

4. denzil said...

Good site Mark. Informs me the area I live within Somerset in is "well-heeled" and the Price/Earnings ratio is 9.6 and 30 percent of the population is retired and we have 2 people per square kilometer. House price growth over the last 12 months has been -13%.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 05:28PM Report Comment

5. stillthinking said...

You are right. Labour has pushed the UK back to land inequality of 1910.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 06:18PM Report Comment

6. Valerielesley said...

Excellent site - thanks Mark. I am suffering withdrawal symptoms now that Property Bee is no longer working properly, and mouseprice is a good substitute.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 06:20PM Report Comment

7. mark wadsworth said...

@ StillThinking: "You are right. Labour has pushed the UK back to land inequality of 1910."

That sounds radical, but are we that far off?

Back then, ninety per cent of households were tenants (mainly tied housing for factory workers), so ninety per cent of us had zero "equity" (but few had nequity). Nowadays, ten million households are mortgage free, nine million have mortgages (and some equity); one million are in Nequity; and five million households are tenants.

The problem is, back then, LVT would have been a shoo-in (which is why they started The Great War) but nowadays, twenty million households have signed up to Home-Owner-Ism, so the short term dream of making an effort-free, tax-free capital gain is enough to keep everybody's nose to the grindstone.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 11:04PM Report Comment

8. dbc reed said...

NN post-code is presumably Northampton which alway prides itself on coming near the top of all negative indices;near the bottom of positive indices.Locals discount any list which do not feature the town in this way as flawed in its methodology.They are probably right : the rule is if any list of bad things does not have Northampton near the top,then there is something wrong with it.
For instance this month's list of the 22 hotspots for repossessions includes Northampton (and also Corby which is not far away). Northampton is also a hotspot for far-right activity, dogging and UFO sightings ,though perhaps the doggers are excusing themselves by saying that they were out under the stars looking for UFOs or making far-right contacts.
@MW I did n't realise in your recent comments about Dan Brown that you actually believed that the First World War was entered by the UK to head off the taxing of land values started by Lloyd George.Is this a widely held theory?

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 08:01AM Report Comment

10. mark wadsworth said...

Oops, forgot to close tag.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 10:02AM Report Comment

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