The Search Partnership House Price Index 2020

Early Summer sees the release of The North Yorkshire House Price Index, compiled by The Search Partnership. For the last five years we have been analysing the average price paid per square foot as recorded by the Land Registry throughout six key areas in our region.  These areas are Thirsk, Ripon, Boroughbridge, Harrogate, Wetherby and…

January 2014

By the end of 2013 there was a wide spread feeling of renewed confidence in the UK housing market. Transaction levels were up, prices (with huge regional variances) were up and the banks showed a renewed appetite to lend.  According to the Halifax the average price for a house in the UK now stands at…

January 2013

Despite a general ‘wait-and-see’ attitude on the part of both vendors and purchasers, transaction and pricing levels suggest the 2012 housing market remained surprisingly resilient.  The concerns of some commentators over the effects of the combination of a struggling economy, the second wettest weather conditions on record, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic/Paralympic Games…

April 2012

We now find ourselves in the Spring market traditionally the most active time of year in the UK property market.  If we look at market conditions at the same time last year we could describe them as being lukewarm at best.  In order to try and build a picture of what we are likely to…

February 2012

With the traditionally quiet month of January behind us and 2012 now in full swing we can now have a considered opinion of where the residential property market is likely to progress for the remainder of the year.  To do this I want to look at the current levels of active buyers and sellers in the…

December 2011

It appears house prices are again weathering the economic storm – well that is according to the Nationwide.  Their property index rose 0.4% in November making the average property worth £165,718.  However, in a separate survey of the UK housing market, the October data from the Land Registry shows prices were down, their figures making…