Cash house buyers driving forward UK property market recovery

London, UK – Cash house buyers are responsible for majority of the recent property market recovery drive in the UK, even more so than buyers with existing mortgage.
Jan. 14, 2014 - PRLog -- According to a research conducted by Hamptons International, a residential property services company, during the first half of 2013, 35 percent of house sales in England and Wales were from cash house buyers, representing more than one-third of total house sales. Compared to house sales completed within the same period of the previous year, there’s an increase of 11 percent. Also, 2013 is the year when the number of cash buyers in the UK is at its highest point since 2008. Hampton International concludes that the number of cash house buyers have grown at a much faster rate than mortgages. Reasons cited for this rapid growth include improvements in mortgage availability, an optimistic attitude towards the property market, and a decline in the number of house owners facing repossession.

Out of the additional 20,000 property sales that were closed during the first half of 2013, 13,600 were made by cash buyers, while the remaining 6,400 came from mortgage sales. Head of research at Hamptons International, Johnny Morris, concludes that contrary to popular belief, recovery in the property sales market has been driven by a rapid increase in cash house buyers instead of an increase in mortgage lending.

Majority of cash buyers come from the South West—39 percent in the last 12 months, and averaging at 33 percent in England and Wales. The highest rate of owner occupation in England is also the South West, and majority of its residents are in the older age groups. Many of these cash buyers are looking to downsize and want to take the advantage of the capital tied up with their properties.

On the other end of the spectrum, the lowest proportion of cash buyers come from London, averaging at 24 percent. An average house in the South West fetches for £173,000, while an average house in London fetches for £386,000—more than double the value in South West. House prices in Prime Central London are even more expensive—£935,000 for an average house. Londoners are more or less, are discouraged to buy properties in the area since the city has the highest property values in the whole country. Even if you are a home owner but if can’t afford the mortgage, you’ll be facing repossession. Although cash transactions are more commonplace in London, only less than seven percent of total London sales went to the property sales market.

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