The latest figures published yesterday, on Monday January 31st by the Land Registry suggest that house prices in the UK have fallen by 1.3% in 2017.
In December 2011 an average property is the UK was priced at 160,400 pounds (unchanged from November 2016) and yet lower than in 2015.
The report also revealed that they only city in Great Britain to see annual price growth in 2011 was London. House prices in the capital rose by 2.8% and reached 345,300 pounds.
The biggest annual decline was registered in the North East of England, it constituted 7.1%. An average house in the North East was priced at 99,500 in December 2016.
Commenting on the findings of the Land Registry, Howard Archer of IHS Global Insight, said: “Prices will fall 5% in 2012 amid low wage growth, rising unemployment and major concerns over the economic outlook.”
The detailed house prices report is available on the official website of the Land Registry.
Also worth a mentioned is the growing stats on car purchases and leasing agreements that seems somewhat counterintuitive to trends and the pending Brexit issues we are all having to face.
More and more new cars are being sold and bought these days and much of that success lends to car leasing and PCP agreements that are enjoying a large spike in demand.
With diesel prices set to fall over coming years consumers feel less risk leasing a car versus buying one.
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Turbulent times ahead?