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How Would a Hard Brexit Affect Luton House Prices?

How Would a Hard Brexit Affect Luton House Prices?

I have been asked a number of times recently what a hard Brexit would mean to the Luton property market. To be frank, I have been holding off giving my thoughts, as I did not want to add fuel to the stories being banded around in the national press. However, it’s obviously a topic that […]

‘Taxing’ Time for the 9,816 Luton Buy To Let Landlords

‘Taxing’ Time for the 9,816 Luton Buy To Let Landlords

Over the last twenty years, there has been a shift in the way the Luton (and the UK’s) property market works. In the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, a large majority of twenty somethings saved up their 5% deposit, went without life’s luxuries of going out and holidays etc., for a couple of years and […]

What Will Happen to Luton Property Values if Interest Rates Rise?

What Will Happen to Luton Property Values if Interest Rates Rise?

The current average value of a property in Luton currently stands at £262,900 and the base rates at 0.5%. In many of my articles, I talk about what is happening to property values over the short term (i.e. the last 12 months or the last 5 years), but to answer this question we need to […]

New Home Building in Luton over the last  10 years

New Home Building in Luton over the last 10 years

Should you, as a landlord for buy to let or for personal occupation, buy a brand-new home? Well, let’s start by looking at the numbers … Over the last 10 years, 988 new homes have been built in the Luton area That is a lot of bricks and mortar! Roll the clock back twenty years […]

The Luton Bank of Mum and Dad Lent £9.51m Last Year

The Luton Bank of Mum and Dad Lent £9.51m Last Year

My analysis has shown that up to the end of the last quarter, Luton first time buyers purchased 638 Luton properties.  With wages rising at 2.8%, unemployment at a low rate of 4.2% (down from 4.6% from a year earlier and the joint lowest since 1975), national GDP rising at 1.87% and inflation at 2.3%, […]

Additional 7,373 Luton Rented Homes Required by 2027

Additional 7,373 Luton Rented Homes Required by 2027

I have been doing some research, looking both at National and Regional reports on the demand and supply of property and people together with future projections on the economy, population and family demographics with some interesting results.  According to the Office of National Statistics, in the last financial year nationally, private renting grew by 74,000 […]

Will the Luton Property Market Crash?

Will the Luton Property Market Crash?

And if it does … who will be the winners and losers? Those Luton people wanting property values to drop would be those 30 or 40 something’s, sitting on a sizeable amount of equity and hoping to trade up (because the percentage drop of your current ‘cheaper’ property will be much less than the same […]

56% Drop in Properties For Sale Today in Luton Compared to 10 Years Ago

56% Drop in Properties For Sale Today in Luton Compared to 10 Years Ago

There is good news for Luton buy to let landlords as ‘top of the range’ well-presented properties are getting really decent rents compared to a year ago. However, this rise in rents is thwarting many potential first time buyers from saving for both a deposit and money for a rainy day. On top of this, […]

Luton Property Values 4.6% higher than year ago – What’s the PLAN to fix the Luton Property Market?

Luton Property Values 4.6% higher than year ago – What’s the PLAN to fix the Luton Property Market?

It’s been nearly 18 months since Sajid Javid, the Tory Government’s Housing Minister published the White Paper “Fixing the Broken UK Housing Market”, meanwhile Luton property values continue to rise at 4.6% (year on year for the council area) and the number of new homes being constructed locally bumps along at a snail’s pace, creating […]


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