Boom! Northern and Welsh housing markets enjoy extraordinary spring bounce

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Boom! Northern and Welsh housing markets enjoy extraordinary spring bounce previous nextHousing MarketBoom! Northern and Welsh housing markets enjoy extraordinary spring bounceOutside London and the Home Counties house price rises have hit unusual month-on-month highs including 5% in the North and 6.7% in Wales.Nigel Lewis20th June 20190819 Views The UK housing market enjoyed a very strong Spring bounce despite Brexit and other downward pressures on house prices, the Land Registry has revealed, including a booming housing markets in both the North and Wales.Latest housing market data reveals that in England house prices increased by 0.7% month-on-month during April and by 1.4% annually, pushing up the average price to £228,903.The strongest market is in the North where house prices increased by an astonishing 5% month-on-month and in the East Midlands by 2.9%.But it’s a patchy picture recorded by the Land Registry, which says house prices are falling in London by 1.2% a year and in the West Midlands by 0.2%. Prices in the South East and South West of England stayed flat.It also reveals that the surge appears to be driven in part by a rise in the number of new-build detached houses being sold.House prices in Wales, which are recorded separately, show an increase of 2.4% month-on-month and by 6.7% annually.Paul Smith (left), CEO of estate agency group Haart, says his business believes the price rises are being driven largely by a lack of family homes on the market.“Towns up the M1 corridor are continuing to thrive, and some local authorities in the East Midlands are experiencing price growth between 10-12%,” he says.“Our own branch data reveals that there was a 4% increase in buyer registrations last month, but a 6% drop in supply. Evidently, there is vast demand – we just need the properties to match it.”Read more about house prices.haart house prices housing market Land Registry Paul Smith June 20, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Bill Orleans elected chairperson of travel conference

first_imgBill Orleans, who has been promoting Vermont s tourist and travel industry for 28 years one brochure at a time has been elected Chairperson of the Vermont Travel Industry Conference.Orleans, owner of PP&D Brochure Distribution, has attended the Conference annually since 1986, been an exhibiting sponsor since 1996, and sat on the planning committee for the last five years. I strongly believe in this conference, and the value it provides to participants, exhibitors, and the State of Vermont. I look forward to another great year, and hope to make next year s conference highly relevant to the hundreds of business that serve Vermont s travelers , says Orleans. In these challenging economic times, coming together to share ideas and discuss crucial issues is vital to our continued success.The new vice-chair will be Vicky Parra Tebbetts, Senior Vice President of Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of Vermont Hospitality Council.Next year’s conference will be on April 7 and 8, 2010 at the Stoweflake Spa and Resort in Stowe.PP&D Brochure Distribution, founded by Orleans in 1981, is located in Burlington and has a staff of eight. Last year PP&D delivered over a million brochures to a thousand locations in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire, including 763 exclusive PP&D displays. Most of the brochures direct travelers to nearby attractions and businesses.Current brochure clients include: Vermont Attraction s Association Official State Map, The Church Street Marketplace, Echo Science Center, Billings Farm, Vermont Marble, Stowe Mountain Resort, Ben and Jerry s, Magic Hat, Shelburne Museum, Killington Mountain Resort, Vermont Country Store, and Fairbanks Museum.PP&D also distributes magazines including: Seven Nights Dining Guide, Edible Green Mountains, Burlington Magazine, The Burlington Free Press Real-estate Extra and Vermont Commons Newspaper.Burlington, VT, June 22, 2009 —last_img read more

Syracuse falls 1-0 to St. John’s in home opener

first_imgIn the 79th minute, Syracuse forward Maya Pitts crossed the ball from the left corner to the middle of the penalty box, where Stephanie Skilton headed the ball to Eva Gordon on the left side of the box. Gordon attempted to slip the ball into the left corner of the net, but St. John’s goalkeeper Diana Poulin dove to the grass to make the save, turning cheers of excitement from the SU fans into groans of disappointment.“I thought Eva did a great job of getting into the near post space,” Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon said of the play. “(Poulin) made a good save, so I give her credit.”Poulin didn’t have to make many saves in the first half as the Orange struggled to create scoring chances. Syracuse adjusted its offensive strategy at halftime, getting in more opportunities similar to Gordon’s. But the Orange (1-2) failed to capitalize on any of them in a 1-0 loss to St. John’s (3-0) at SU Soccer Stadium on Friday night.In a scoreless opening 45 minutes, Syracuse was rarely able to get the ball inside the box on offense. Wheddon tried to make changes on the fly by substituting Gordon and forward Alex Lamontagne into the game for Alexis Koval and Sheridan Street, but not much changed.At halftime, the head coach said he talked to his team about taking advantage of the space between St. John’s midfielders and back line. And in the second half, Syracuse pushed up its wide players on the Red Storm’s defenders and began to pressure the ball more. Wheddon said that SU also attempted to isolate its forwards in one-on-one situations.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We just played way more direct and it showed in the opportunities we got,” Gordon said.The first of those opportunities came in the 41st minute, when Lamontagne dribbled the ball just in front of the penalty box before lofting a short lob pass ahead to midfielder Jackie Firenze. Only Poulin stood between Firenze and a goal, but the pass traveled a little too far and straight into the goalkeeper’s hands.Later, with 25 minutes to play, Street crossed the ball from the right side of the box toward the St. John’s goal. Poulin and Koval were the only players in the area. Both slid for the ball, but Poulin got there first and made the save.“I thought we were doing a great job,” Wheddon said. “We got some great services into the box.”Gordon’s scoring chance came with roughly 11 minutes left, and it would end up being one of Syracuse’s final shots on goal. But it wasn’t SU’s final opportunity, as the Orange was awarded consecutive corner kicks in the 87th and 88th minutes. Firenze took both, but Syracuse couldn’t convert on either.“We just needed to finish our chances,” Firenze said. “We had some good opportunities there but that’s just something that we’re going to have to work on.” Comments Published on August 28, 2015 at 11:03 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more