Friday, September 30, 2016

England and Wales house price data August 2016

As I type this, my server is churning through the latest Land Registry data for August 2016. The top level data has been imported and it suggests prices continue to glide ever upwards. The only difference seems to be the annual change is getting smaller, whereas it’s been around 5% for the last few years, it’s now around 2%.

If you look back at the data for earlier this year, you can now clearly see the spike in sales in March just before the buy to let Stamp Duty hike. Sales now seem to have returned to the levels seen after the financial crisis.