Month: November 2017

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Increase in Interest Rates to cost Hounslow Home Owners £485.79 a year

n the TW3 and 4 postcodes there are 5,850 homeowners with a mortgage, of which 2,513 have a variable rate mortgage (the remaining have fixed rate mortgages). The total amount owed by those TW3 and 4 homeowners with those variable rate mortgages is £488,350,403, meaning the average monthly mortgage payment for those home owners on variable rate mortgages before the interest rate rise was £1,515.13 per month and now its £1,555.62 per month … meaning…

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One in 38 rental properties in the Hounslow area will be illegal in 2018!!

For the last 10 years, every private rental property must have an Energy-Performance-Certificate (EPC) rating.  The property is given an energy rating, very similar to those on washing machines and fridges with the rainbow coloured graph, of between A to G (A being the most efficient and G the worst). New legislation comes in to force next spring (2018)

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Hounslow Home Owners Are Only Moving Every 16.5 Years! (Part 1)

As I mentioned in a previous article, the average house price in Hounslow is 10.9 times the average annual Hounslow salary. This is higher than the last peak of 2008, when the ratio was 8.92. A number of City commentators anticipated that in the ambiguity that trailed the Brexit vote, UK (and hence Hounslow) property prices might drop like a stone…