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With Luton Annual Property Values 8.2% Higher, This is My 2018 Forecast

With Luton Annual Property Values 8.2% Higher, This is My 2018 Forecast

Looking at the newspapers between Christmas and New Year, it seemed that this year’s sport in the column inches was to predict the future of the British housing market. So to go along with that these are my thoughts on the Luton property market. With the average 5-year fixed rate mortgage at 1.98% (down from […]

My thoughts on the future of the  Luton Buy-To-Let Market

My thoughts on the future of the Luton Buy-To-Let Market

I was recently reading a report by the Home website which suggested that hordes of landlords are selling their buy-to-let investments due to increasing burdens on them in the buy-to-let market. Their findings suggest the number of new properties that came onto the market nationally (for sale) jumped by 11% across the UK as a […]

Youngsters unable to buy their first home in Luton – Are the Baby Boomers and Landlords to Blame?

Youngsters unable to buy their first home in Luton – Are the Baby Boomers and Landlords to Blame?

Talk to many Luton 20 something’s, where home ownership has looked but a vague dream, many of them have been vexatious towards the Baby Boomer generation and their pushover ‘easy go lucky’ walk through life; jealous of their free university education with grants, their eye watering property windfalls, their golden final salary pensions and their […]

Luton Apartments are 0.6% more affordable than 10 years ago

Luton Apartments are 0.6% more affordable than 10 years ago

My research shows that certain types of Luton property are more affordable today than before the 2007 credit crunch. Roll the clock back to 2007 just before the credit crunch hit which saw Luton property values plummet like a lead balloon and the Luton property market had reached a peak with the prices for Luton […]

68.21% of Luton is Built on … Building Plot Dilemma or Not?

68.21% of Luton is Built on … Building Plot Dilemma or Not?

Well the fallout from the recent Budget is still continuing.  I was chatting to a couple of movers and shakers from the Luton area the other day, when one said, “There isn’t enough land to build all these 300,000 houses Philip Hammond wants to build each year”. …and if you read the Daily Mail, you […]

Luton Rents Set to Rise to £909 pm in Next 5 Years

Luton Rents Set to Rise to £909 pm in Next 5 Years

It’s now been a good 12/18 months since annual rental price inflation in Luton peaked at 3.3%. Since then we have seen increasingly more humble rent increases. In fact, in certain parts of the Luton rental market over the autumn, the rental market saw some slight falls in rents. So, could this be the earliest […]

The Luton House Price Index: 172.32

The Luton House Price Index: 172.32

I had the most interesting conversation the other day with a local Luton accountant, who asked me about my articles on the Luton property market. It was quite humbling to be given praise by such a professional, when he commented enthusiastically on the articles I write. He was particularly interested with the graphs, facts and […]

Luton Homeowners Are Only Moving Every 18 Years (part 2)

Luton Homeowners Are Only Moving Every 18 Years (part 2)

In the credit crunch of 2008/9 the rate of home moving plunged to its lowest level ever. In 2009 the rate at which a typical house would change hands slumped to only once every 27 years. The biggest reason being that confidence was low and many homeowners didn’t want to sell their home as Luton […]

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 […]


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