Hounslow is currently considerably cheaper than central West London, which is good news for residential buyers as well and investors. With constant significant investment into the area from major developers this makes it one of Central London’s most appealing places to invest and live.

I was recently reading a report by Rightmove that a North South Divide has started to appear in the UK property market – so I wanted to see if Hounslow was falling in line with those thoughts.  In the North, there are 7.12% less properties on the market than 12 months ago, whilst in contrast, in the South, there are 14.7% more properties on the market than 12 months ago.

My analysis has shown that up to the end of the last quarter, Hounslow first time buyers purchased 105 Hounslow properties.  With wages rising at 2.8%, unemployment at a low rate of 4.2% (down from 4.6% from a year earlier and the joint lowest since 1975), national GDP rising at 1.87% and inflation at 2.3%, tied in with indifferent house price growth (compared to a few years ago), this has given first time buyers a chance to get a foot hold on the Hounslow property market.