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A home project can add vital ‘home price’ value with more certainty….so Extend/Improve Now!

Seen online was some updated information on UK house prices according to recent review data with the always informed HomeOwners Alliance.  It would seem over the past recently reviewed month of September,  prices  seems to have stabilised and there is some good news for buyers as  latest House Price information.

price growth downwards …still

The latest industry Key Watch data shows there are 80% more homes for sale, than two years ago. But with borrowing costs still high, what does this mean for the UK property market? House prices have held steady while annual house price growth still edges downwards.


Market activity is subdued, say those who know…. with demand a third lower than the five year average..... and house price growth and transactions at a ten year low. Borrowing costs are the main factor.

higher cost borrowing

The modest reduction in house prices is just not enough, says the HOA price watchers, to offset the higher cost of borrowing, so downward pressure on house prices is expected into next year.

more homes for sale

They suggest it is increasingly a buyer's market with reports of 80% more homes for sale than two years ago ….and the proportion of homes for sale finding a buyer down 25%.

a clear advantage?

In the face of this outlook summary, uncertainty and the price pressures remaining, we at Mint for sure still feel clearly the advantage of -  if possible-  of adding more sales value with a well-planned and considered home project- extension or renovation.

Doing so -  can as we see it -  help cushion all the market ups, downs and uncertainties! The headliner from us still remaining perhaps then … Extend/Improve Now …for a more feasible, affordable successful ….Move Later!


The right project now - more than through the Summer perhaps - offers an advantageous opportunity to build price value for the future and, while doing so, pause for time to add more tangible home sales value - more certain than the wavering changeable home prices outlook, which seem to be forming for the up and coming quarter ahead.

prices ‘down’ in past year

House prices remained stable over the past month BUT are down on average -3.3% in the past year. Land Registry and Rightmove noted a slight increase in house prices over the past month. Nationwide reported stable house prices and Halifax a slight fall in monthly house prices. The Land Registry shows a continued slowing of annual house price growth and Nationwide, Halifax and Rightmove all report a fall in annual house price growth.

prices slowing

House prices fluctuated over the past month .... up in some areas and down in others.  However, the annual rate of house price growth continues to slow in all areas.... and is in negative territory even down here in the South West (-1.1%)… where we at Mint of course operate!

market forces

We at Mint feel it is fair to say that house price increases are still as uncertain as they have been for many many months... due to market forces and the continued fluctuating financial ups and downs in life generally.

the ‘TRUE’ now value

We say controlling your own home price potential value within a sale is about its TRUE ‘now’ value. So, adding to and increasing that value can still perhaps - in many circumstance - be more sure-footedly achieved with a home project, which can improve facilities and thus the value potential of your home.

good home projects

This REAL tangible home price value - achieved with a good  home project is - as we at Mint  see it  - THE sound approach for a typical homeowner, to most successfully increase the price of their home, in order to best meet, the continually challenging Housing Market times of the immediate - and indeed nearer - future. Good luck - probably needed for all of us ..for sure?

We at Mint Builders are, of course, here to help locally with all kinds of questions and ideas and much practical advice too relating to  your new home project and plans ….We can for sure assist with your 2023 and 2024  home renovation priority planning and project organisation of all kinds.

Feel free to request our project planning and quotation visit to refurbish or extend your home for more energy saving ‘liveability’ and vital increased future protective money-making ‘added sales value’, never more vital than now. Contact Mint Builders on 07734 211958 or email

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