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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 […]

How Affordable is Property for Luton’s Average Working Families?

How Affordable is Property for Luton’s Average Working Families?

The simple fact is we are not building enough properties. If the supply of new properties is limited and demand continues to soar with heightened divorce rates, i.e. one household becoming two, people living longer and continued immigration, this means the values of those existing properties continues to remain high and out of reach for […]

2,758 Luton Landlords Plan to Expand Their Buy To Let Portfolios

2,758 Luton Landlords Plan to Expand Their Buy To Let Portfolios

A noteworthy number of buy to let landlords in Britain plan to buy more properties over the next year notwithstanding the frustrations, challenges and seismic changes in the private rented sector. According to Aldermore, the specialist Buy To Let lender, their research shows around 41% of portfolio buy to let landlord’s objective is to grow […]

Extra Funding Is Required for Affordable Homes in Luton

Extra Funding Is Required for Affordable Homes in Luton

In my blog about the Luton Property Market I mostly only talk about two of the three main sectors of the local property market, the ‘private rented sector’ and the ‘owner occupier sector’. However, as I often stress when talking to my clients, one cannot forget the third sector, that being the ‘social housing sector’ […]


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