2014 looks like...

...good news for home owners. According to Halifax, last year saw house prices rise across the country by 7.7%. It is commonly expected that the commutable area around London will see house prices increase by 5-6%. This is exciting news for Billericay which is just 34 minutes from the capital on a direct train to London Liverpool Street as often as every ten minutes during peak times.

Demand still outweighs supply for property not just in Essex but in the whole of the UK. 2014 could however prove a popular year for making a change. Miles Shipside of Rightmove says “We have experienced a 21 per cent year-on-year increase in traffic. With mortgages still historically cheap and interest rates set to remain stable, if you’ve been putting off a good reason to up sticks, it could be opportune to make 2014 the year to move.”