Reading

16/01/2020

OK ‘Reading’ Boomer Reading House Prices Have Risen by 152% as a Proportion of Household Income Since 1980

Have the Baby Boomers (people between the ages of 55yo to 75yo) messed things up for the Millennials in terms of getting on the Reading property ladder? They bought their own council houses in the 80’s and 90’s, meaning there are no affordable homes for today’s youngsters, thus d...

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Reading

07/01/2020

The £7.4 billion mortgage debt of Reading homeowners

Irrespective of the shenanigans and political goings on in Westminster recently, the housing market (for the time being anyway) shows a striking resilience, fostered by the on-going wide-ranging monetary policy by the Bank of England...

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Reading

03/01/2020

74,872 People Live in Rented Accommodation in Reading

That number surprised you didn’t it? With the General Election done, I thought it time to reflect on renting in the manifestos and party-political broadcasts and ask why?

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Reading

30/11/2019

Labour Party’s U-turn on the £1.6bn grab on Reading landlord’s wallets

With the General Election just over the horizon and having been asked by a number of Reading homeowners and buy to let landlords what the different main parties would do to the local property market, we focus on Labour’s contentious Right to Buy proposal for private tenants.

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Reading

24/11/2019

Are the Tory’s Selling Off the Final Part of the Family Silver? 4,966 Reading Housing Association Households & the Right to Buy Their Homes

With the forthcoming General Election, we take a look at the Conservatives housing association policy and what this means for the current homeowners and landlords of Reading properties...

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Reading

21/11/2019

Reading Buy to Let – Past, Present and Future

The buy to let market in Reading has been going through a transition over the last five years with Reading landlords starting to feel the pinch in terms of new legislation and regulation. In the article we look at the historic nature of the Reading property market and what lies a...

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Reading

18/11/2019

Reading Property Values 1.8% Lower Year-on-Year

In this week’s article on the Reading property market we look and consider the effects of the Brexit uncertainty over the last few years and how certain elements of the local property market seem to have ignored those issues and appear to be bagging some bargains along the way

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Reading

13/11/2019

The money to buy a new iPhone11 represents just over an eleventh of a Reading first-time buyers mortgage deposit

Many mature readers of this Reading property market blog will remember buying their first home as 20 or 30 somethings, probably in Reading many years ago, yet read the newspapers now and feel it is all doom and gloom for todays’ first-time buyers.

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Reading

31/10/2019

Is This the End of No-Fault Section 21 Evictions for the 47,381 Reading Tenants?

In the late Spring, the Government announced that they were planning to end no-fault evictions for tenants living in private rented accommodation. In this article we look at the impact for Reading homeowners, Reading tenants and Reading buy-to-let landlords.

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Reading

29/10/2019

Mending the Broken Reading Property Market

In this week's article, we talk about the number of property transactions in the Reading area since 1995 and how the long-term decline in the number of people are buying and selling locally affects the local economy.

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Reading

23/10/2019

How long is an average Reading property on the market for?

In this week’s article on the Reading property market, we look at the number of properties on sale today compared to 12 months ago and also how long Reading properties are remaining on the market over the same timeframe. This makes interesting reading for both Reading house selle...

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Reading

19/10/2019

78.3% of Reading OAP’s own their own home... and they are worth £5,568.8m

In this week’s article on the Reading property market, I consider what effect the lack of bungalows and affordable sheltered accommodation is having on the older homeowners in Reading, how it’s affecting everyone in the housing ladder and where opportunities might lay for savvy R...

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