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House prices are up for the last quarter
The average property price in Acton rose back up above £300,000 in the latest quarter from January to March.
There was a huge recovery in volumes after only 34 homes sold in same period last year.
Prices were broadly unchanged over a three year period but up by 28.6% over last five years.
Semi-detached properties in the area seem to be in demand.
"It's a great time to sell your property. The Council of Mortgage Lenders think that interest rates might go up and repossessions could be on the increase so it's a good time to make your move now."
London has been the best performing region of the country over the last twelve months to the end of March with the average price in the capital rising by 13% to £336,409. The rest of the country has seen rises of 7.5% bringing the national average to £164,288 although prices did fall slightly during March.
Right Move's House Price index, which is based on offered prices rather than sales prices, is showing that in April sellers ignored pre-election concerns and put prices up by 2.6% in the month. In London the average asking price is now £421,822.
Miles Shipside, commercial director of Rightmove said, “Rarer property types in desirable locations are achieving record prices. For ‘location, location, location’ you can also read ‘cash, cash, cash’. Conversely, in areas where buyers have less access to cash or mortgage finance, or there is an over-supply of a certain property type, then sellers are having to price much more aggressively to secure a sale. There is increasing divergence between these different markets, with agents reporting some pockets where a couple of viewings find a cash-rich buyer, whereas a few miles down the road it’s taking over 20 viewings to achieve a sale”.
Although political uncertainty appears to have had little impact on property in the UK thus far he expects the market to go into 'suspended animation' until a clearer picture emerges on the stability of the new Government.
The numbers below are subject to revision as is it usual that some properties are added late to the Land Registry's database.
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Acton Property Prices - January - March 2010
May 13, 2010