London Property Finder – Some facts and figures about the London market in September 2013

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As a Property Finder in London, we are always asked for our views on the London market. Did you know ? (It’s not a test, so don’t worry)…

*London’s share of the nation’s £5 trillion property wealth has increased to £1.35 trillion or by 27% in the past decade according to Knight Frank.
*Homes in London valued at under £2m increased by around 1% in August and are up by 8.7% over the year to date.
*Homes in the £5 million to £10 million and the £10 million plus price brackets increased in value by 0% and 0.2% month on month and are up by 2.6% and 1.6% respectively so far in 2013.
*London was the destination for almost 50% of Middle East investment in European commercial property in the first half as political stability and growth prospects attracted buyers – CBRE
*Banks and building societies advanced home loans worth £16.6 billion in July, up 29 per cent on last year and the biggest rise for seven years – this increase is almost solely driven by the Help-To-Buy scheme
*The 40,000 buy-to-let mortgages advanced in the three months to the end of June marked an increase of just under a fifth from the first three months of the year, according to figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). This was worth £5.1 billion.
*The owners of Foxtons are planning to float the company on the stock market for circa £500m.

Are we witnessing another bubble? Is the Governments new Help to Buy scheme a disaster waiting to happen? What does this mean for our clients buying right now?

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