London House Prices Drop 0.2% in March

House prices in London tumbled in March, with the annualised rate of inflation dropping to minus 0.7%, the steepest fall since 2009, according to official Land Registry figures for March.

House prices across the UK fell by 0.2% in March, with prices dropping across much of the south of England.



Property experts in London said buyers are “sensing blood in the water”, with sellers forced to cut prices steeply to ensure a sale.

Jonathan Hopper of Garrington Property Finders said: “London is paying a painfully high price for its stellar run of price rises and a correction is now under way in several parts of the capital.

“Sellers are being forced to trim their expectations and astute buyers are increasingly sensing blood in the water.”

via The Guardian

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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