Top 7 recent stories in housing and property investment: 23 November

Here’s our round-up of some of the best stories that we’ve posted recently.

Properties in London are taking longer to sell, Brexit continues to affect the market, crowdfunding might be the answer to getting young people on the property ladder, and more…

1. London properties taking over a fortnight longer to sell than in 2017

It is taking a week longer to sell a house on average than to a year ago and even more for London properties, according to new figures released.

Houses in London with a view of the City

2. New asking price figures reflect Brexit effect

Asking prices in the UK fell year-on-year for the first time since 2011 as Rightmove’s latest figures reflected a market still affected by Brexit uncertainty.

3.Manchester house price growth top in UK for five of last six years

Manchester leads the way in house price growth when compared to all of the top UK cities, and the city’s prices are expected to rise by 57% by the end of 2028.

4. Construction industry boss highlights the importance of experience in the sector

Neil Martin, managing director of Lendlease’s European construction business, has spoken out for the need to retain older construction workers because the sector cannot manage without their expertise.

Building Inspector Looking At House Renovation Project

5. New RICS consumer guide promotes accurate floorplans to benefit buyers and renters

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a new consumer-friendly guide, Measurement Matters, in a move to stop estate agents from measuring up properties inconsistently and inaccurately.

6. Crowdfunding makes waves in the property market

Two stories highlight how crowdfunding may be the way to get young people onto the property ladder, with examples in Altrincham and Shojin Property Partners showing a glimpse of one possible future.

7. Technology vital to solving rural housing shortage

Better broadband access and improved transport options are key if more new homes are to be built in rural areas, according to a new report



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