We look forward to celebrating the imminent birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first child, who will be seventh in line to the throne. While we await news of Harry and Meghan’s arrival, in property terms which are the most valuable, or familiar of the bookmakers’ favourites?
Properties sold on streets bearing the names Albert, Isabella, Diana and Alexander all attracted average sales prices in excess of £220,000 in the last year, yet all the top names fall below the current average UK house price of £226,000.
Victoria is the most popular girls’ name for a street, while Albert is the most popular among boys’ names. More than 3,000 and 1,200 sales respectively were recorded on streets with these names in the last 12 months. This compares to fewer than 50 sales on streets with the names Isabella and Diana. Alexander is the least prominent boys’ name, accounting for just 130 sales.
Based on the current odds, Elizabeth, Alexandra, Harriett, Rose and April complete the top 10 most expected girls’ names, while Christopher, Daniel, Harry, Phillip and Joseph are the favourite for a royal baby boy.
Since Help to Buy was introduced in 2013, take-up in the number of first-time buyer mortgages has grown by 37% to end 2018. In 2018 there were some 370,000 first-time buyer loans with an average borrower age of 30 years old, typically borrowing £142,500 and a loan to value of 84%. As first-time buyer numbers […]
At £572.60, average weekly expenditure (all costs, adjusted for inflation) per household in the UK is at it its highest level since the financial year 2004–2005, according to data published in January 2019 by the Office for National Statistics. At £632.00 per week, households in owner occupation spend on average £52 more per week than […]
One in twelve landlords is unaware of a suite of legislative changes that occurred across the lettings industry in recent years, according to the findings of the English Private Landlord Survey 2018 published in January. Over 80% of landlords were aware of the additional 3% stamp duty burden for the purchase of a second home, […]