Property market off to a buoyant start to the year

Miles Shipside, director of Rightmove, comments “In this stock-starved era it will come as a relief to first-time buyers that their negotiating power may already be improving because of the forthcoming tax changes (for buy-to-let investors), and there is a window of greater choice as more owners of smaller properties try to sell.”

Asking prices for houses in England and Wales have risen by £1,500 in January