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British Real Estate Purchasers

May 15, 2009

Over the past few years our real estate market has been bouyed by international purchasers with strong currencies. This trend has moderated as foreign markets have also experienced market declines.  With current statistic pointing to a slowing in the rate of reductions in UK home values we may soon see an increased interest among British buyers with improving confidence in their domestic housing market.  Home prices in the UK fell 6.4% in each of  the last three months of 2008.  In the first three months of 2009 values fell an average of 3.8%.  Additional good news in UK comes from a slowdown in falling manufacturing output which saw a decline of only 0.1% in March, the smallest monthly decline in the past 13 months.