If you asked most people if house prices had risen in real terms over the last 10 years, most would say “yes”.

This is what the politicians and news commentators have been leading us to believe, but the latest research shows a different story.

The Office for National Statistics and the BBC now say that the average UK house price has fallen compared with 2007.

If you go to the BBC website you can enter your postcode and see how house prices have changed in your neighbourhood.


Mostly, house prices are down on 2007 in real terms.

Another interesting fact – ten years ago, the number of sales was nearly 3 times higher. Many people have now decided to stay put and spend their money on an extension instead of paying the increased tax on their move.

Many are renting rather than buying.

And did you know that Boxing Day is historically one of the busiest days of the year for property searches? And that Rightmove had over a million visitors on Christmas Day 2015?

Now you can enjoy Christmas and market your property at the same time with Philip Laney & Jolly.

Before the decorations go up we will wrap up the marketing photographs and produce your property details, and then leave you in peace until after the Christmas and New Year celebrations are over.

Just before Christmas we will start the marketing with an exclusive email hotlist to pre-registered buyers, and also market your property to our extensive lists of waiting buyers through our monthly electronic Newsletter, which is distributed to over 5,000 contacts who are interested in property in the local area.

Your property will be listed on Rightmove and our plandj.co.uk web site. From Christmas Day onwards things really start to get exciting, with millions of people coming to Rightmove to find their next home.

Start now and you’ll be ahead of the competition and ready to sell in the New Year.

Call us today on Malvern 01684 575100 or Worcester 01905 26664 to arrange your free valuation and learn more about enjoying a relaxing “Christmas Launch” with PLJ

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