By Alex at Aboda, Oct 2 2017 07:46PM
Wisbech home values are still up 8% over the last 12 months and up 31% over the last 5 years - continuing to out-perform the national average of 5% over the last 12 months despite an 11% decrease in local transaction levels in the Wisbech area
Mortgage approvals have spiked by 11% nationally possibly by the impending interest rate hike
House prices across the UK rose by 5.1% in the 12 months to July according to the ONS, unchanged on growth in the year to June. Average prices are currently rising most strongly in the East Midlands which has seen 7.5% growth in the last year.
Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England has indicated that interest rates will rise in the "relatively near future". Interest rates have remained at their historic low of 0.25% for over a year despite rising inflation. The Monetary Policy Committee who set interest rates will next meet on 2nd November.
1.09 million property sales took place in the year to end of March 2017, netting the Treasury £8,590 million in Stamp Duty Land Tax revenue. Revenue was up 11% from 2015/16 while transaction levels were down 8%. A substantial part of the increase is the impact of the 3% additional levy for second properties introduced on 1st April 2016, which contributed £1,705 million.
Mortgage approvals recorded a substantial annual increase of 11.3% in July, however this increase should be viewed with caution as it compares with the period immediately after the UK voted to leave the EU. Approvals were up 5.2% on June levels, however, suggesting a greater stability in the market than some expected to see.
Average rents across Great Britain rose by 1.6% in the 12 months to August, slightly down from the 1.8% growth recorded in the year to July. As well as currently seeing the highest rates of annual house price inflation, the East Midlands region is currently seeing the strongest annual growth in average rents at 2.8%.
Over the last 12 full months there have been 1,035 sales in Wisbech PE13 & PE14. This is a −11% change on the previous 12 month period. The average sales price was £172,034.
53% of homes sold were detached and 83% of homs sold were less than £250k