Des signes indiquent un rebond du Premier Central London déprimé (PCL) marché dans 2017, avec des agents enregistrant des hausses de transactions et des prix stabilisés au cours des derniers mois.
Les transactions sur le marché PCL ont été 27 pour cent de baisse au premier trimestre 2017 par rapport à la même période de l'année dernière, selon Strutt & Parker’s latest report. toutefois, the report also highlighted that transactions have increased consecutively over the past three quarters, including Q1 2017.
Further to that, following a year-on-year drop in value of approximately seven per cent in 2016, leaving values around 13 per cent down from the 2014 peak, the agency believe the PCL market may have already experienced the bulk of price falls.
“We have seen a positive change in buyer sentiment and an uplift in transaction levels in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the end of last year,” said a spokesperson at the London agency. “Values have now softened by up to 10 per cent and buyers realised there are good opportunities out there. Meanwhile sellers are beginning to understand the importance of realistic pricing. Stamp duty which was a concern for many buyers last year, is no longer causing such an issue and the market has absorbed this extra taxation.”
It is also thought that Sterling’s recent weakness has helped attract foreign buyers to London, in particular in the higher value market sector. Cela dit, UK domestic buyers remain dominant in the PCL market, thanks largely to British expats seeking homes in the £2m-plus sector, with many taking advantage of the US dollar strength against Sterling.