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TAYLOR WIMPEY: GROWING EVIDENCE OF HOMES MARKET RECOVERY IS GOOD NEWS FOR BUYERS
4:07pm Thursday 10th December 2009 in Homes
The Land Registry, Halifax and Nationwide are the biggest names around when it comes to monitoring Britain’s house prices – and they’re all in agreement that the property market is well and truly on the up.
Latest figures released by the ‘big three’ reveal that the value of the average home has now risen for at least five consecutive months, with Nationwide recording eight successive months of house price increases.
Their combined findings show that the typical house in England and Wales has added more than £10,000* to its value since April – a clear indication that the market is steadily recovering from its post credit crunch slump.
Marie-Claire Travis, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South West Thames says: “With each month that prices have risen, many analysts and media commentators have urged caution, warning that it’s too early to suggest that the increases can be viewed as a positive pattern.
“But after five to eight successive months of prices going up, the figures are starting to speak for themselves. Once again, people are putting their trust in property as a secure and prudent investment and this increasing confidence is clearly being reflected in the behaviour of the market.”
Those seeking a new home, whether as a first-time buyer or looking to trade up to a larger property, now find themselves in a superior position to take advantage of the current conditions.
While house prices are on the increase, the Land Registry reports that the value of the average home remains 15% lower than at the housing market’s previous peak in January 2008**.
“For would-be homeowners waiting for the right opportunity to step on or step up the property ladder, now is the perfect chance to make their move,” Marie-Claire Travis adds.
Taylor Wimpey offers a range of time and money-saving incentives at its brand new homes developments across the South West Thames region including help with deposits, legal fees and stamp duty for first-time buyers, and assistance with selling an existing property and moving house for current homeowners.
Offers can be tailored to customers’ individual circumstances and are subject to availability. Further information is available from the Sales Executive at each Taylor Wimpey, George Wimpey or Bryant Homes development.
Information on developments across the region is available by calling 01372 985 800 or visiting the web site at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.