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While You Were Christmas Shopping

Dec 26, 2022

Hi friends, Charlotte here, with the weekly newsletter that lets you know what on Earth has been going on this week in the world of property while you were going about your business.

But first; Merry Christmas ya filthy animal!

Here's the good stuff I've got for you this week:

  • House prices heading down
  • Where to invest in 2023
  • Rightmove's most viewed property this year

House prices heading down

The experts at RICS have released their November figures, confirming overall activity across the market has weakened. 

Turns out high interest rates and political turmoil really do take their toll on buyer sentiment. 

I think someone needs to let the local estate agents know what’s going on though, because they’re all still pricing houses like we’re in a boom. 

Good news for landlords (and bad news for tenants), demand for rental property continues to rise, sending rental prices upwards. 

Where to invest in 2023 

Wherever you’re planning on investing next year, maybe it’s time to consider Bootle. You read that correctly. Bootle has been ranked number 1 by Property Forecaster’s AI-powered technology. 

 It will come as no surprise that the rest of the list is dominated by the north, where you can still buy a house for less than a round of drinks in London. 

And finally, Rightmove’s most viewed home this year 

If you’re in the market for an equestrian property in Chippenham that featured on BBC’s Pride & Prejudice, it’s your lucky day, I’ve got just the house for you… 

This Grade II listed home in Wiltshire is the most viewed property of the year on Rightmove, and it’s no coincidence that it has also featured on national telly. 

The eight-bedroom, seven-bathroom property could be yours for a cool £5m. 


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