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As London prices ripple out, Stanmore property catches a wave

By brettalegrewood

Attractive and affluent with strong investment potential Stanmore, in the London Borough of Harrow, is one of those locations that beg you to live there: affluent, leafy, suburban. Surrounded by green spaces and conservation areas, and with an understated high street that is home to an eclectic choice of boutique-style shops, restaurants and cafés, Stanmore property […]

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Why London Property will Astound AGAIN!

By brettalegrewood

It’s amazing to hear people talking down London property just like they did before and during the financial crisis. ‘London was overcooked’, ‘Don’t buy London’, ‘Stay away or lose your shirt’. I have heard it all before and sure London isn’t growing like it was but make no mistake London is still a world city, […]

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When will London house prices fall?

By brettalegrewood

House prices in the UK ebb and flow constantly A friend of mine struggled to buy his home in the late 1980s. He told me that his father had faced a similar struggle in the early 1970s. My friend bought his first house at a price of around £80,000. At first, the value rose to […]

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How a growing student population impacts house prices

By brettalegrewood

Crunching the numbers to get to the truth There are plenty of property investment opportunities being sold which specialise in providing accommodation to a growing student population. While these types of property investment are an interesting niche addition to the property investor’s breadth of investment opportunity, what is less considered is the impact of a […]

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Smile, frown and disgust… Prospects for the 2016 housing market

By brettalegrewood

So I am an optimist at heart so let’s start with the 2 good emotions you’ll experience in 2016: 1. Smile… Because all experts are predicting house price increases across the UK. Halifax 4%-6% Hometack 7% Henry Pryor 2% Capital Economics 6%-8% RICS 6% Nationwide 3%-6% and myself, Brett Alegre-Wood 6% This is indeed a good […]

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Property experts – embarassing predictions, UK experts who got it wrong

By brettalegrewood

Property experts – apologies to anyone working at the firms I’m highlighting, but you bring it on yourselves. The companies below are considered some of the most reliable property experts in the UK. Making expert predictions is a fool’s game. It’s not that the hundreds of people employed at these firms are fools, it ’s just that they don’t get to make predictions. […]

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Factors that make house price predictions difficult

By brettalegrewood

Why do experts get it so wrong? Have a look at the graph below, which shows the UK House Price Index between 1954 and the second quarter of 2015. There have been a couple of blips in the market–most markedly the early 1990s and 2007/2008-but overall it appears that the market has been on a […]

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Make house price predictions with the Property Trend Cycle

By brettalegrewood

Property trends are predictable The great thing about property is that it moves in very clearly defined cycles. So if you are holding property then it will shoot up, sit stagnant, and then shoot up again. If you are buying, selling or remortgaging then it will shoot up, overshoot the mark, slight correction then slow, […]

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