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Lies, damned lies and statistics

Lies, damned lies and statistics

Statistics are a brilliant way to shed light on the way markets behave and have become an essential part of business life in these days of big data (and fake news).

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Road, Street, Close or Square – which is the most popular and does it affect price.

How do schools affect house prices?

How do schools affect house prices?

As the new school year gets underway, it seems timely to revisit the well-oiled notion that schools are an instrumental driver of local house prices.

As the delivery of new homes creeps upwards, where is the new supply being concentrated?

As the delivery of new homes creeps upwards, where is the new supply being concentrated?

The long run average over the last 50 years has been around 190,000 per annum, with the highest numbers being achieved at the start of this period and the lowest in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2007/08. Over the last few years government initiatives, including the Starter Homes Fund, Housing Zones and Get Britain Building to name a few, have been launched to help stimulate the house building industry. This plus a recovery in the housing market has resulted in a pick-up of supply taking both starts and completions in line with each other at about 150,000 in 2015/16.

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