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Moving house? You need to read this

Patrick Christys
Jul 3, 2019


It's a good time to buy a property as house prices stagnate as Brexit uncertainty continues. 

Britain has basically been on pause since the moment the public voted to leave the EU, not that the MPs responsible for the total shambles will feel the pinch - they get to vote on their own salary increase every year!

So the property market has slowed and, as a result, prices have either frozen or dropped in many areas.

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New research shows UK homeowners spend an average of 21 years in the same property before moving on - in the 1980's, people moved every eight years!

This has probably got something to do with the fact that you now need a spare couple of million quid in the bank to contemplate buying anywhere in the South!

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But people living in different areas move house at completely different rates, take a look at the fastest and slowest moving regions:

TOP 10 LEAST FREQUENT MOVERS


District Region Turnover in years between moves
1 Kensington and Chelsea London 35.5
2 Brent London 35.4
3 Enfield London 34.9
4 Ealing London 32.3
5 Redbridge London 32.2
6 Haringey London 31.5
7 Oxford South East 31.2
8 Harrow London 30.9
9 Westminster London 30.6
10 Camden London 29.3
Source: Zoopla

 
TOP 10 MOST FREQUENT MOVERS


District Region Turnover in years between moves
1 Dartford South East 15
1 South Derbyshire East Midlands 15
2 Salford North West 15.2
3 East Lothian Scotland 15.6
4 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole South West 15.7
4 North West Leicestershire East Midlands 15.7
5 Daventry East Midlands 16
5 Tewkesbury South West 16
6 Midlothian Scotland 16.3
7 Renfrewshire Scotland 16.6

 

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