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  • Capability and market knowledge continue to top the list of how prospective home movers choose their agents.
  • Confidence in ability was rated by more home movers than any other quality. Only 17% included 'lowest fee' in their top 5.
  • Younger home movers, those aged up to 34, remain more likely to include portals, a low fee and positive reviews in their top 5.
  • Source: Dataloft, Property Academy Home Moving Trends Survey 2021, (% home movers who ranked the reason in their top 5)

  • Against the backdrop of strong economic growth, particularly in 2021 and 2022, forecasts for property price growth over the coming years are positive.
  • The forecasts, produced by the Office for Budget Responsibility in the wake of the Chancellor's Autumn Budget in October, indicate that while property price growth looks set to moderate over the coming years, prices are not expected to fall.
  • The housing market proved to be one of the bright stars during the initial Covid-19 pandemic, bolstered by the significant government economic support packages and the stamp duty holiday.
  • The impact of the Omicron variant is yet to play out, but more limited government support and a rise in the cost of living may well squeeze household budgets more tightly than expected in 2022.
  • Source: Dataloft, Office for Budget Responsibility

  • Just one in 7 consumers has been offered a green or net zero mortgage product, while two-thirds have not heard of them, according to new research released by the Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB).
  • Green mortgages reward owners for owning an energy efficient home, either through favourable terms such as a slightly lower interest rate or via cashback on approval.
  • The proportion of consumers willing to pay more and not willing to pay more for a green mortgage was fairly evenly balanced.
  • The number of green mortgage products is set to increase. The MAB found just 1 in 4 lenders (based on 69 lenders) currently offer a product. 88% of those that don't, have plans to do so.
  • Source; Dataloft, Mortgage Advice Bureau, based on respondents who have bought a property or remortgaged in last 18 months

  • Love them or hate them, the Brussels sprout is a quintessential part of a Christmas meal for many. In fact, the British are believed to eat more Brussels than anywhere else in Europe.
  • The industry is worth £650 million to the UK. For that, you could purchase over 1,500 detached houses, or over 2,900 terraced properties or apartments.
  • Source: Dataloft, UKHPI October 2021

  • Affordability/rental costs top the renter wish list when it comes to choosing a home, followed by pleasant neighbours and broadband speed.
  • However, in terms of the added extras, most renters would pay a monthly premium (£50 in London, £40 outside) for certain features, just 28% stated an outright ‘no’ to any.
  • Parking takes pole position, followed by a pet-friendly property. With more of us adopting a hybrid work pattern, quality soundproofing from internal and external noise was placed third.
  • Source: Dataloft, Property Academy 2021
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