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  • The new house price divide?

    I saw an article on this and thought it interesting.

    In the past, it has often been commented that there was a clear divide in house prices between the north and south.

    Recent data appears to show a new divide emerging, that between the southeast and the northwest.

    Recent figures from the Land Registry show an interesting divide in changing house prices, with a line starting in Bristol and heading northeast towards Newcastle. Those to the south & east of the line (including Devon & Cornwall) are experiencing rising house prices, while those to the north and west are seeing prices fall further.

    Overall, property to the north and west of this line fell on average nearly 10% this year, while those to the south and east have risen on average nearly 8% a particularly worrying fact for those with a large mortgage. It is estimated that many purchasers of a property in 2005-8 could be in negative equity for some time, with some reports suggesting as long as 2014.

    It may be a little early to be worrying about your post code, but it will be interesting to watch how this phenomenon progresses.
    Last edited by mortgage_advisor; 03-08-2009, 11:20 AM. Reason: removed a link as don't think we are allowed them, properly this time
    Independent Mortgage Advisor, expert in residential, buy to let, holiday let, and refinance mortgages

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    A key exception being Hull, which lies below sea-level, and suffered appalling flooding (1 in 10 homes) in June 08!

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      Admitedly the line apparently zigzagged a bit.
      Independent Mortgage Advisor, expert in residential, buy to let, holiday let, and refinance mortgages

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        Evidently the OP's 'North' stops at Hadrian's Wall......

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          I thought the North started just above Londond!
          Independent Mortgage Advisor, expert in residential, buy to let, holiday let, and refinance mortgages

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