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Cardiff vs Newport – Clash of the Property Market Titans

Many landlords have been asking me my thoughts on the Cardiff property market recently, and in particular, what is happening to property values. My calculations show property values in Cardiff quite interestingly grew in the month of September by 0.2%. When one looks at the annual growth, Cardiff values are 3.7% higher (when comparing Sept 14 to Sept 15). However, there are signs that the fundamental growth of property values in Cardiff has now peaked, despite those average property values being below levels recorded in 2007 (just before the 2008 crash).

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The Cardiff Bay Property Market and £1,300,000,000,000,000,000 in loose change

The 5th of March 2009 was the date Mervyn King, the then Bank of England Governor, slashed UK interest rates to the unparalleled figure of 0.5%. In just under five months, starting on 8th October 2008, the rate had come down from 4.5% to that low figure, all in an attempt to ensure the British economy survived the worldwide credit crunch. Nobody expected that, over six years later, rates would still be at that low level.

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