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House prices still on the up

If you are looking to move or want to get on the housing ladder Enable’s IFA’s in Bishops Stortford can take you through your options. It may be difficult to hear that the average house price could hit £300,000 by the end of the year, if price growth in the property market continues at its current pace, according to the Rightmove House Price Index.

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Their research showed the average house price hit a new national high, the increase of £2,550 to £294,834 is the biggest September rise in 13 years. National average asking prices in September 2015 were £294,834 (+0.9%) and in August 2015 they were £292,284 (-0.8pc). However while the family-home market soared by about 1.2pc this month, prices in the first-time-buyer sector stalled, as home buyers struggled to afford prices which have already risen by around £10,000 in the last year.

Miles Shipside, of Rightmove, said: “High demand, lack of suitable supply, and increasingly stretched affordability are leading to some extremes in market forces in different sectors and parts of the country.” In the last six years, house building hit its lowest level since World War II and early indications already suggest next year’s housing completions are also likely to be slower. Meanwhile, efforts to improve the housing shortage are being hindered by a dearth of skilled industry workers and the current bureaucratic planning system, says a survey by Lloyds Bank.

If you are struggling to know what to do about your housing it can be helpful to talk through your options with experienced financial planners like Enable’s IFAs in Bishops Stortford.

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