Hope for the Housing Market as 2022 Draws to a Close

With the recent uncertainty in the housing market, it can be hard to know when the best time is to sell your property writes Ricky Benwell. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, upsizing or downsizing from your current property, keeping a close eye on the local market and house prices is always a good place to start. After a slow start to October, we have seen a recovery in both properties coming to the market and sales going through to completion. Following a rise in mortgage rates, there…

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Local Housing Market Remains Busy

According to national statistics, the average price for a property in the region is close to £47,500 more expensive than in the summer of 2020, after COVID-19 market lockdown, writes Benwell Daykin.  During the same period, the threshold for a prime market property in the region has risen by £60,000. Except for the Stamp Duty holiday fuelled markets in 2021, the first half of 2022 proved the busiest since 2016, with over 100,000 homes changing hands each month.  This activity pushed revenue from property taxation over the period to more than…

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Housing Slowdown Signs After Record June High

The average UK house price hit a new record high in June but there are “tentative signs of a slowdown”, according to an index writes Nick Aston of Ruddington’s Benwell Daykin Estate & Letting Agents. The Guardian newspaper has reported that the growth of UK house prices slowed this month, an index shows, as the weakening economy, cost of living squeeze, and rising interest rates cooled the market Prices were up by 10.7% in June, slowing from 11.2% in May, Nationwide Building Society said. Prices rose by 0.3% in June, a notable slowdown on…

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Benwell Daykin’s Housing Market Update

The BBC recently reported that the average UK house price hit a fresh record in April but that growth is set to slow this year as inflation and interest rates rise, writes Nick Aston of Ruddington’s Benwell Daykin Estate & Letting Agents. The Halifax said house prices rose 1.1% in April compared with March. While it said prices had grown for 10 months in a row – the longest run since 2016 – it said “the headwinds facing the wider economy cannot be ignored.” Hikes in the cost of living and higher interest rates will squeeze…

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Buy To Let Investments

The Times newspaper had an article recently asking the question:  “Should I Invest in a Buy To Let Property in 2022?” They confidently replied with a resounding YES! …says Benwell Daykin. Two Nottingham postcodes occupied spaces one and two on their highest average yield locations in England, with NG7 giving 11.3% and NG1 giving 11.1% on average. Meanwhile, the same newspaper reports that banks are doing all they can to attract landlords in 2022 by offering low interest rates on buy-to-let mortgages (Mortgage Works, Nationwide’s buy-to-let arm, has a two-year…

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Ruddington’s Latest Village Centre Arrivals

Two more retailers have now begun trading on the eastern side of High Street – from the three storey premises recently built on the site of the old Barclay & Cook convenience store. The new arrivals are actually well established businesses already – expanding their offer into Ruddington village centre – namely Wolds Kitchens and Interiors and Tomlinson Estates. Both will be competing against similar, existing traders – nevertheless have decided there is sufficient demand in our ever growing village to accommodate their services, too. Wolds Kitchens and Interiors is…

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Happy New Year from Team Benwell Daykin

The last twelve months have seen unprecedented times for many of us – and estate agents are no different says Benwell Daykin. This year has seen the property market flourish like never before. A continued increase in house prices and demand far outstripping that of supply are considered to be the main reasons for the continued robust price growth. Average UK house prices defied expectations and continued to climb over the last few months despite the phasing out of the government’s stamp duty holiday at the end of September. Nationwide,…

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House Prices Increase by the Most Since 2007

Mortgage lender Halifax has reported this week that house prices in the UK rose by the most in almost 15 years during September. This came as the stamp-duty holiday came to an end – and the Halifax predicts that prices will continue to climb to new record high levels. Prices rose by 1.7% from August, the biggest monthly increase since February 2007. In annual terms, house price growth also accelerated to 7.4% from 7.2% in August having slowed in each of the previous three months. The housing market in the…

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Update to Stamp Duty Thresholds

Reduced ‘stamp duty’ rates on residential properties from the 1st July will be an added bonus to so many prospective home buyers says Benwell Daykin. It means that if you buy a residential property between July 1st 2021 and September 30th 2021, you start to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax on the amount you pay above the threshold of £250,000. From October 1st 2021 the zero rate band will return to the standard amount of £125,000. The rates from the October 1st 2021 are: Up to £125,000 – Nil The next…

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Should You Sell Your Home Before Looking for Another?

A number of Benwell Daykin clients have expressed their exasperation at being ‘gazumped’, or seeing offers rejected on their dream home, due to not being in a position to proceed. As such this has raised the question: “Should I sell my home before I start looking for another?” Mora Sheard, from the Ruddington-based estate agency, advises that deciding whether to sell your home – or whether to buy a new home first – should be based on your finances, the market availability for properties that interest you, the house that…

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