December 15, 2017
- National average forecast of 1% growth in new seller asking prices in 2018 as the net result of upwards price pressures in some sectors and locations mitigated by negative price forces in others:
- Price growth in lower and middle sectors of the market set to continue in 2018, with Rightmove forecasting average growth of 3% for typical first-time-buyer and 2% for second-stepper properties
- Top of the ladder properties, predominantly influenced by ongoing re-adjustment in London and its commuter-belt, predicted to fall by an average of 2%
- 2017 finishes up with annual rate of +1.2%, with December seeing a seasonal price fall of 2.6% (-£8,178) in the price of property coming to market.