Wednesday, July 29, 2020

House price data June 2020

I’ve uploaded the Land Registry data for June 2020 to my website. I reported a couple of months ago that there had been 7 sales in April. This has now been revised up to over 20,000 sales. Whilst not as terrible as the initial figures suggested, that’s still much lower activity than we’ve been seeing over the last few years. And although there’s been a marked drop in the prices paid, those prices haven’t affected the annual averages yet.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Property sales May 2020

I’ve uploaded the latest Land Registry property data to my site. There’s a continued lack of sales being completed, although last month’s figures have been revised upwards from 7 to 279 sales. That is still dramatically lower than the usual number of sales

If you’re wondering why the current average sale price has dropped significantly but the annual change in price has increased, this is due to the tiny number of sales happening, the sales dropping out of the other end are making a much bigger difference to the stats.

Friday, June 05, 2020

UK postcode data for May 2020

The ONS have published their latest postcode data which is now uploaded to my site. As ever, I’ve run some sanity checks (codes for administrative areas have changed yet again!) and everything looks to be correct. Let me know if you see anything amiss

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

(lack of) property sales April 2020

What happens to property sales in the middle of a pandemic? Perhaps unsurprisingly they fall off a cliff. According to the Land Registry, there were 7 sales in England and Wales in April, although that will probably go up a little as the data comes in for future months. With such a small number of sales, the price statistics are fairly meaningless

Friday, May 01, 2020

Land Registry data for March 2020

In the before days, people bought and sold houses. I’ve uploaded the data for England and Wales from March to my website. Since the data is never complete for the previous month, it’s difficult to see at this point the effect of the lockdown, but I assume it will become more obvious next month.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Land Registry data for February 2020

It may feel like a lifetime ago, but in the not too distant past people were able to buy and sell houses. I’ve uploaded the latest Land Registry data to my website which is fairly uninteresting, with prices still ticking up slowly. I imagine next month’s data will look very different.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Property data for January 2020

I’ve uploaded the latest Land Registry data for England and Wales to my website, covering sales up to January 2020. Prices continue to creep up, number of sales are hovering around the level they’ve been at since 2013 (when Help To Buy was introduced)