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Birmingham house prices rising faster than London

Average value of homes in Brum rose to £135,000 in March – up by five per cent

House prices in Birmingham are rising faster than properties in central London – including wealthy Kensington and Chelsea.

New figures show the average cost of a home in the second city rose by more than five cent last month, compared to just three per cent…

Trying to sell your home? The modern buyer “Must Haves” have changed dramatically

Among the items shown in new survey are open fireplaces are out and mobile phone signal is in as tech needs influence homeowners must haves

Forget authentic wooden beams, en suite bathrooms or even a conservatory, househunters now insist their dream home must have good mobile phone signal and space for a giant TV.

The extras once said to add value to…

Birmingham to grow by ‘another Oxford’ as it launches housing prospectus

City council outlines how it will reach target of 80,000 new homes as population is expected to soar by 150,000 over next 16 years

Birmingham has unveiled its largest-ever housing plan with the city expected to grow by the equivalent population of Oxford over the next 16 years.

The Birmingham Housing Prospectus outlines every single housing development site in the city in…

New ‘Birmingham Smithfield’ vision unveiled today in France at international property conference

Plans to turn ‘Birmingham Smithfield’ Wholesale Markets into Birmingham’s family quarter

One of the largest city centre regeneration schemes in history has taken a step closer after plans to create a family and leisure hub on the Wholesale Markets site were unveiled.

Long-awaited £500 million proposals to redevelop 34.2 acres of prime city centre land around the markets have gone on show…

February property trends infographic

Rightmove’s February House Price Index reported that a structural housing shortage has resulted in not enough sellers and rising prices.

To view the full report click here or read the February House Price Index blog story here.

The infographic provides a breakdown of how prices are performing across each region and property type.