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Luton Home Owners Are Only Moving Every 18 Years (Part 1)

Luton Home Owners Are Only Moving Every 18 Years (Part 1)

The average house price in Luton is 7.36 times the average annual Luton salary. This is higher than the last peak of 2008, when the ratio was 6.33. A number of City commentators anticipated that in the ambiguity that trailed the Brexit vote, UK (and hence Luton) property prices might drop like a stone. The […]

Luton House Prices Outstrip Wage Growth by 29.29% since 2007

Luton House Prices Outstrip Wage Growth by 29.29% since 2007

I recently read a report by the Yorkshire Building Society that 54% of the country has seen wages (salaries) rise faster than property prices in the last 10 years. The report said that in the Midlands and North, salaries had outperformed property prices since 2007, whilst in other parts of the UK, especially in the […]

Increase in Interest Rates to cost Luton Home Owners £241.36 a year

Increase in Interest Rates to cost Luton Home Owners £241.36 a year

Luton homeowners will be among those affected by the latest rise in the Bank of England interest rates. The first increase in 10 years; they have just been raised from 0.25 percent to 0.5 per cent. This uplift comes as inflation hits a 51-month high of 2.9 per cent whilst the national unemployment rate is […]

Moving from a 2 bed Luton Property to a 4 bed will cost you £757 pm

Moving from a 2 bed Luton Property to a 4 bed will cost you £757 pm

Moving to a bigger home is something Luton people with growing young families aspire to. Many people in two bedroom homes move to a three-bedroom home and some even make the jump to a four-bed home. Bigger homes, especially three-bed Luton homes, are much in demand and it can be a costly move. If you […]

One in 24 rental properties in the Luton area will be illegal in 2018

One in 24 rental properties in the Luton area will be illegal in 2018

As the winter months draw in and the temperature starts to drop, keeping one’s home warm is vital. Yet, with the price of gas and electricity rising quicker than a Saturn V rocket and gas, oil and electricity taking on average 4.4% of a typical Brit’s pay packet (and for those Brit’s with the lowest […]

45% Drop in Luton People Moving Home in the Last 10 Years

45% Drop in Luton People Moving Home in the Last 10 Years

I was having a lazy Saturday morning, reading through the newspapers at my favourite coffee shop in Luton. I find the most interesting bits are their commentaries on the British Housing Market. Some talk about property prices, whilst others discuss the younger generation grappling to get a foot-hold on the property ladder with difficulties of […]

Decreasing Numbers of Younger Homeowners in Luton

Decreasing Numbers of Younger Homeowners in Luton

Patrick Cook, 38-year-old father of two from Luton, was out house hunting. It was a pleasant August Saturday afternoon, and our man cycles along on his bike. He cycles up a street of suburban semis, where he spots a few retired mature neighbours, chatting to each other over the garden fence. He leans his bicycle […]

Luton Buy-to-Let Return / Yields – 2.6% to 8.2% a year

Luton Buy-to-Let Return / Yields – 2.6% to 8.2% a year

The mind-set and tactics you employ to buy your first Luton buy to let property needs to be different to the tactics and methodology of buying a home for yourself to live in. The main difference is when purchasing your own property, you may well pay a little more to get the home you (and […]

Slowing Luton Property Market? Yes and No!

Slowing Luton Property Market? Yes and No!

My thoughts to the landlords and homeowners of Luton… The tightrope of being a Luton buy-to-let landlord is a balancing act many do well at. Talking to several Luton landlords, they are very conscious of their tenants’ capacity and ability to pay the rent and their own need to raise rents on their rental properties […]


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