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74% of millennial home movers impacted by Brexit

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The latest report by the AnyVan.com research team shows three quarters (74%) of millennials believe Brexit will impact their ability to move in the next two years.

British millennials have always lived in a country which is part of the wider European Union. However with Brexit now just 30 days away, times are about to change.  The new research from AnyVan shows younger adults face the biggest challenge for a home move in the aftermath of our EU exit. 74% of under 35-year-olds indicated Brexit is impacting their ability to move in the next 2 years.  Young buyers have always faced a tough task to get onto the property ladder, but with record house prices a fifth (21%) of millennials say Brexit will stop them being able to buy their first home or get a mortgage in the next 2 years.

These are uncertain times and it will be very interesting to see how the property market reacts once we’ve exited the EU next month. CEO of AnyVan

There has recently been a number of big retail casualties from the high street alongside other large firms like Honda and Dyson pulling the plug on their UK operation. 13% Brits are uncertain about their current employment and this is likely to hold them back from any home move. Both Cardiff and Leeds (17%) ranked highest for workers being uncertain about their job with Nottingham at 15%, Southampton at 12%, Liverpool at 11% and Manchester 10%.

A decrease in the value of the property is the biggest worry for most homeowners across the nation. Londoners are most worried about sliding property values, with nearly 1 in 5 (19%) of owners in the Capital fearing Brexit will push prices down over the next two years.

Moving expert Angus Elphinstone, CEO of AnyVan.com commented “Our latest property research shows the impact of Brexit to young homeowners along with the next wave of first-time buyers. There just simply isn’t the confidence or funds available for a vast number of young movers. These are uncertain times and it will be very interesting to see how the property market reacts once we’ve exited the EU next month.“

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41% of Brits do not expect property prices to increase in the next 3 years

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Our latest consumer research has shown nearly half of Brits (41%) do not expect property prices to increase in the next 3 years.

With Brexit now firmly on the horizon, uncertainty over our imminent departure from the EU weighs on property buyer and seller confidence. Many are waiting for the dust to settle but there are many still expecting home values to increase this year. 1 out of 5 homeowners are hoping for property prices to increase over the next 12 months with this growing to over a quarter (27%) next year and a third (32%) for 2020.

Moving expert Angus Elphinstone, CEO AnyVan commented “Our latest property research gives a good indicator of the sentiment of British homeowners.

In the capital, the weak pound might have pushed international buyers in prime central London to its highest level for six years but for the majority of Londoners, they’re predicting very uncertain times ahead for the value of their home. 40% of homeowners in the capital do not expect to see any property price increases in the next three years.  However, many are more positive on the bouncebackability of the London property market with a third (31%) predicting values to rise in 2020 and 2021.

Elsewhere in the UK, Scottish and Welsh residents predict tough times ahead for property values. Over half (53%) of people in Wales do not expect to see values increase in the next 3 years with over a quarter still expecting prices to fall in 2021. In Scotland, 32% of people expect a decrease in values this year with 29% in 2020 and 22% in 2021. Leeds (29%), Bristol (24%) and Newcastle (27%) have the biggest per cent of homeowners predicting rises next year with 35% of people in Birmingham and 34% in Southampton forecasting prices to increase when we hit the year 2021.

Moving expert Angus Elphinstone, CEO of AnyVan commented “Our latest property research gives a good indicator of the sentiment of British homeowners.  While there have been recent statistics about the slow down of property transactions and areas experiencing falling values, it seems the country is still split on their view on property price growth in the years to come. Things will become a lot clearer once we leave Europe, but with 41% of the nation not expecting property price increases in the next 3 years, it’s clear to see Theresa May and her government have a lot of work to do. “

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Property prices dropping faster than Bitcoin

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Our latest research has highlighted property prices are dropping faster than Bitcoin in recent months. Bitcoin is down some 65% in value in the past 12 months with the price cooling down by 40% since the summer heatwave of 2018. Demand in the property market also has a winter chill with prices falling as Brexit uncertainty deters buyers.

 Bitcoin   Price (£)  Difference (£)  Difference (%)
03-May-18 £6,721 -£3,981 (£) -59.23%
24-Jun-18 £4,590 -£1,850 -40.31%
01-Nov-18 £4,986 -£2,246 -45.05%
21-Jan-19 £2,740

The latest property insight from our team shows huge values being wiped off house prices across the UK. London is the area most obviously affected, most notably prime central London. The research highlighted a number of properties which have seen their values crash by half within two months, more than the well-documented fall in the cryptocurrency value.

 Properties for sale  Date Listed   Original (£)  Current (£)   Difference (£)   Change  (%)  Listing    
2 Bed Flat Harringay 28th Dec £820k £410k -£410k -50.00% See more
1 Bed Flat Norwood Junction 13th Dec £425k £225k -£200k -47.10% See more
2 Bed Flat Canary Wharf 6th Feb 17 £1.65m £900k -£750k -45.50% See more
3 Bed House Stamford Brook 2nd Oct £1.6m £999k -£600k -37.50% See more
16 Bed Bungalow Cornwall 19th Jun £375k £225k £150k -40.00% See more
3 Bed Bungalow Plymouth 11th Aug £235k £145k -£90k -38.30% See more
4 Bed House Preston 11th Sep £590k £295k -£295k -50.00% See more
6 Bed House Norwich 25th Apr £1.5m £1m -£500k -33.30% See more
3 Bed House Birmingham 5th Sep £650k 329k -£320k -49.20% See more
6 Bed House Lincoln 7th Jul £1,2m £750k -£450k -37.50% See more
5 Bed House Grimsby 30th Nov 17 £1.5m £950k -£550k -36.70% See more
2 Bed Witley Surrey 17 Jul £795k £500k -£295k -37.10% See more
3 Bed House Kingussie Scotland 17th Jan £500k £285k -£215k -43.00% See more
5 Bed House Trowbridge Wiltshire 18th Oct £1.9m £950k -£950k -50.00% See more

Bitcoin price is currently around £2,745, down 45% since November 2018 and a long way from its record price in December 2017 at £14,759.  However, our research team has highlighted property also declining at drastic rates, such as a 2 bedroom flat in Harringay which is now 50% cheaper than when it was listed at the start of December 2018.  

Another flat in Norwood Junction is down 47% and a two bedroom apartment in Canary Wharf is down over 45% compared to the original listing price.

A 3-bed house in Stamford Brook, a lovely part of West London, is now listed for 38% less than it’s original £1.6 million listing price.

Bitcoin has seen similar drops since Autumn 2018 and the estate agent for this property has confirmed the vendor has accepted an offer of over 41% less than what they valued the property at in October.

It’s not just in the capital where prices are falling, the AnyVan research found properties up and down the country with huge price drops. Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Birmingham, Manchester and Norfolk have examples of properties seeing declines bigger than the cryptocurrency crash.

The research highlighted large properties were more likely to face the drop.

A 5 bedroom property in Trowbridge, listed for £1.9 million by the estate agent has now sliced its price in half within just 3 months. A 6 bedroom property in Norfolk which hasn’t sold since being put up for sale 10 months ago has seen half a million pounds taken off its price.

Another example in Grimsby, an area where the average property price is just £147,518, has seen a property which hasn’t managed to sell in 15 months cut £550k off the original listing price. In Cornwall, a renovation project to 16-bed bungalow drop by 40% to just £225,000 since it was listed back in June.

Moving expert Angus Elphinstone, CEO of AnyVan.com commented “ Our latest research shows just how bad the property market currently is for some. Unable to sell their home to move, they’re forced to dramatically drop their price to attract hard to find buyers. The last year was certainly a brutal year for the majority of Bitcoin investors, but it’s frightening to see the value of peoples homes fall by such levels in a quick period.“

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No matter what you are moving: from a King-Sized bed to a framed picture of the Queen; a Grand Piano to a classic Capri; we’ll take care of it all the way from Penzance to Peterhead and beyond.

Half of home movers move less than 10 miles

The latest research released by home moving company AnyVan highlights that half of home movers move less than 10 miles.  

Home mover insight from AnyVan.com analyzed over 18,000 removal jobs and shows 48% of property moves are less than 10 miles from their current home with just over a quarter of moves (27%) less than 5 miles. 62% of all moves are less than 20 miles with 57% less than 15 miles. The data also gave an interesting insight into those moving bigger distances with moves over 20 miles at 38% and 50 miles at 25%.

Half of home movers move less than 10 miles

Finding a new home is difficult no matter how far you are moving, especially with the current slow down in the housing market. Home sellers are finding it increasingly difficult to find buyers and in some pockets of the UK, prices are starting to fall. With Brexit on the horizon, who knows what is in store during 2019!

A fresh start elsewhere in the country or abroad could be for a new job, university or you’re selling up to head to the coast to enjoy your retirement. But larger relocations of over 100 miles make up just 17% of movers in 2018 according to AnyVan.

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Moving expert Angus Elphinstone, CEO of AnyVan.com, commented “Our vast database of home mover data highlights the majority of movers don’t fly too far from the nest. Nearly half of all movers in the UK move under ten miles with a quarter moving less than just 5 miles. It’s easy to know why as once you are set in an area that you know and love, it can be very daunting to think about moving too far away. For most, you spend years living in the same home and making nearby friends.
For those with school-aged children, it can be hugely difficult to move too far away as finding an available school place is not always that easy. However, for some, it can be tempting for a small move of just a couple of miles to get into the catchment for a better school.”

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No matter what you are moving: from a King-Sized bed to a framed picture of the Queen; a Grand Piano to a classic Capri; we’ll take care of it all the way from Penzance to Peterhead and beyond.

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