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Welcome to Hometrack’s press room. This is where you’ll find our latest press releases and market insights, plus details of media contacts.

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Latest press releases

Hometrack nominated at Credit awards 2018 09 Apr, 2018

We've been shortlisted for a highly regarded industry award, in the category of Outsourcing and Partnership Initiative of the year.

Outlook for the UK housing market 2018 01 Mar, 2018

Richard Donnell, Hometrack's Insight Director, explores three key themes for the UK housing market in 2018.

Santander renews AVM partnership with Hometrack 19 Feb, 2018

Santander has confirmed a three year extension to its valuation and risk services partnership with Hometrack, covering collateral risk management solutions including AVM modelling and ongoing portfolio valuations.

Opening the floodgates - Piero Bassu for Mortgage Finance Gazette 14 Feb, 2018

The era of Open Banking is well and truly upon us, and with customers now in control of their financial data we consider how this will affect the industry.

What does IRFS9 mean for mortgages? 20 Nov, 2017

New International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS9) are due to come into force on 1st January 2018.

Hometrack appointed by Foundation Home Loans 10 Oct, 2017

Hometrack has been appointed by Foundation Home Loans to provide Automated Valuation Model (AVM) services for its portfolio of Buy to Let (BTL) clients.

Hometrack to provide AVM services to TSB 02 May, 2017

Hometrack has been appointed by TSB to be its provider and long-term partner for Automated Valuation Model (AVM) services.

HSBC extends partnership with Hometrack 04 Apr, 2017

HSBC extends long-standing relationship with Hometrack to deliver valuation and risk services for a twelfth consecutive year.

Hometrack launches new platform to serve independent housebuilders 14 Mar, 2017

Hometrack launches an online platform for developers - providing independent, granular market insight for all development sites.

Zoopla Property Group to acquire Hometrack 31 Jan, 2017

Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) today announces that it has agreed to acquire Hometrack.co.uk Limited (“Hometrack”), the UK’s leading provider of residential property market insights and analytics.

September 2016 Hometrack UK Cities: London records lowest quarterly growth for 20 months 20 Oct, 2016

The latest Hometrack UK Cities Index reveals that in the three months to September house price inflation in London recorded the lowest quarterly growth for 20 months.

August 2016 Hometrack UK Cities: UK city house price inflation slows to 8.2% 23 Sep, 2016

The latest Hometrack UK Cities Index reveals house price growth has fallen to 8.2% as the slowdown seen in cities across the south of England in recent months intensified in August.

Hometrack to provide AVM services to Atom Bank 13 Sep, 2016

London, Tuesday 13th September: Hometrack has been appointed by digital challenger bank, Atom, to provide a range of Automated Valuation Model (AVM) services.

July 2016 Hometrack UK Cities: UK city house price inflation running at 9.5% but starting to slow as rate of growth in North and Scotland set to outpace London and the South 26 Aug, 2016

The latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index reveals a marked slowdown in house price growth over the last three months, led by a deceleration in London and other high value cities across the south of England.

June 2016 Cities Index: City house price growth plateaus in June as sales and new supply dynamics start to shift post Brexit 22 Jul, 2016

The latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index reveals that annual house price inflation plateaued at 10.2% in June, the same level as May 2016, but still ahead of 6.9% growth seen in June 2015.

May 2016 Cities Index: Bristol becomes the first city outside of the South East to see house price inflation outpace London in more than six years 28 Jun, 2016

The latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index reveals that Bristol has become the first city outside of the South East to see house prices rise at a faster rate than London for more than six years (January 2010).

Latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index reveals house price growth running at 10.4% up from 6.6% twelve months ago 27 May, 2016

The latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index reveals that city level house price growth is running at 10.4% compared to 6.6% twelve months ago when growth slowed in the face of uncertainty over the 2015 General Election.

EAA and EMF publish joint Paper on the Use of AVMs in Europe 10 May, 2016

The European AVM Alliance (EAA) and the European Mortgage Foundation (EMF) today have published a joint paper to provide for the first time a detailed overview of the key applications and features of Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) and the state of the industry in Europe.

UK Cities see fastest quarterly house price growth for 12 years as investors rush to beat stamp duty deadline 22 Apr, 2016

The latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index reveals that city level house price inflation over the first three months of 2016 reached 4.2%, the highest rate of quarterly growth for 12 years as the normal seasonal increase in demand was boosted by demand from investors ahead of changes to stamp duty.

Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index reports unseasonal acceleration in house price growth across UK cities in last 3 months 24 Mar, 2016

February saw a notable and unseasonal acceleration in house price growth across UK cities according to the latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index. Overall city level house price inflation increased to 11.0% up from 8.1% a year ago, the highest annual rate of growth for almost 18 months.

Hometrack Announced as Partner for The ESTAS 2016 03 Feb, 2016

Hometrack, the residential property market specialist, have been announced as an ESTAS Partner for 2016.

December 2015 Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index records highest rate of house price growth since September 2014 22 Jan, 2016

Hometrack’s UK Cities House Price Index has recorded a further jump in the rate of house price growth to 11.4%, up from 10.2% the previous month and 8.9% twelve months ago. This represents the highest rate of growth for 15 months as demand increases in the face of constrained supply not least from property investors who accounted for 1 in 5 of all buyers in 2015.

Hometrack comments on recent housebuilder trading updates 15 Jan, 2016

Following recent trading updates from housebuilders, Alex Rose, Managing Director of Data Analytics at Hometrack, comments on the market.

Lenders: Better market insight is key to sustaining BTL profitability says Hometrack 14 Jan, 2016

Market headwinds creating clear, present and pressing market and policy risks

Hometrack comments on latest Bank of England mortgage approval and lending data 04 Jan, 2016

David Catt, Chief Operating Officer at Hometrack, comments on today's Bank of England data.

November 2015 UK Cities Index - City level house price inflation hits 10% growth in 2015 with London growing fastest by an average of £52,900 18 Dec, 2015

City level house price inflation is now running in double digits once again at 10.1% but transaction volumes for the year as a whole look set to be 5% lower as fewer homes come to the market for sale causing scarcity of supply

Hometrack comments on Comprehensive Spending Review - November 2015 25 Nov, 2015

CSR looks to address problems with Starter Homes scheme - Hometrack analysis shows shared ownership ‘enfranchises’ 862,000 households into ownership in London

October 2015 UK Cities Index - City level house price inflation on track for 10% growth in 2015 as price growth accelerates in large regional cities 20 Nov, 2015

London, 20 November 2015 – Hometrack’s UK Cities House Price Index has recorded annual house price growth of 9.4% per annum, and looks set to reach 10% by the year end.

September 2015 UK Cities Index - Pace of city level house price growth looks to have peaked, despite many having average house prices below the levels recorded in 2007 23 Oct, 2015

There are signs that the underlying rate of house price growth has peaked, as thirteen of the twenty cities tracked by the Hometrack Cities Index have registered a slower rate of growth post-election

Hometrack bolsters expertise in the home builder and public sector markets 21 Oct, 2015

Hometrack, the market leader in data and analysis to support critical decision making in residential property, has bolstered its expertise and experience within the home builder and local authority markets with a raft of new hires.

August 2015 UK Cities Index - Gap between house prices in London and major regional cities at widest level for 20 years 25 Sep, 2015

London, 25 September 2015 – The gap between house prices in London and other major regional cities is at its widest for 20 years, according Hometrack’s UK Cities House Price Index.

July 2015 UK Cities Index shows city level house prices registering the highest quarterly growth for the last 11 years 21 Aug, 2015

House prices are up by 4.3% over the last three months outstripping the 2.4% annual growth in average earnings… and there is room for further growth as nine of the twenty cities still have average prices that are lower than their 2007 peak

June 2015 Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index: City level house prices up by 6.4% in first half of the year and on track to break 10% by year end 24 Jul, 2015

City level house price inflation is running at 8.4% per annum. Growth in the first half of 2015 was 6.3% and looks set to exceed 10% over 2015 as the recovery in house price spreads. Rising interest rates pose the greatest risk to the market with small increases likely to cool demand and reduce the rate of growth.

May 2015 Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index: Seven Cities in the South of England Outperform Annual Average UK House Price Growth of £11,500 26 Jun, 2015

Oxford leads the Index of 20 cities in annual house price growth with an increase that is nearly 10 times greater than that exhibited by Liverpool at the bottom of the table. Hometrack attributes gains in southern cities to robust demand for housing underpinned by strong local economies.

April 2015 - Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index shows homebuyers now wait up to 28 years between house moves as housing scarcity keeps upward pressure on prices 22 May, 2015

The rate of house price inflation across UK cities has accelerated in the three months to April as record low mortgage rates support buying power and a scarcity of housing ensures prices keep on rising.

March 2015 - Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index shows UK house prices in large regional cities outperform central London for the first time since 2005 24 Apr, 2015

12 of the UK’s largest regional cities, including Glasgow (7.6%), Manchester (6.8%) and Leeds (6.6%) have registered higher price rises year on year than Central London. Some of the capital’s most valuable boroughs such as Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham (3.4% and 5.1%) have decelerated amidst political uncertainty, the threat of mansion tax and affordability pressures.

Hometrack appointed residential property data analysts for Virgin Money mortgage valuation services 20 Apr, 2015

London, March 2015 – Hometrack has been appointed residential property data analysts to provide Automated Valuation Model (AVM) services to Virgin Money under a three-year licence.

February 2015 - Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index release 27 Mar, 2015

Residential sales volumes increase by over a third in cities outside southern England while affordability hits price growth in high value cities

January 2015 - Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index release 20 Feb, 2015

House prices have risen by as much as £144,000 in cities that bottomed out in 2009 but as affordability bites the growth story is elsewhere

December 2014 - Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index release 23 Jan, 2015

Eleven cities grow and seven cities slow as disparity in house price inflation narrows

November 2014 - Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index released 19 Dec, 2014

London lags behind five UK cities as the Capital’s house price growth drops by two-thirds in just three months.

October 2014 - Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index 21 Nov, 2014

Top 20 UK cities all registering annual house price growth of 5% or more for the first time in a decade as housing recovery spreads

Announcing the new UK House Price City Index 14 Oct, 2014

From 24th October, we’re replacing the Hometrack House Price Survey with the new UK House Price City Index, tracking house prices across 20 UK cities, plus regions.

Edelman appointed to advise residential property experts Hometrack 04 Jul, 2014

Edelman has been appointed by residential property data analysts Hometrack.

Hometrack and CRIF enter into partnership for the provision of the first automated valuation model (AVM) to the Italian banking sector. 19 Feb, 2014

Hometrack, the leading supplier of AVM technology in UK and Australia has signed an agreement for the development and provision of an Automated Valuation Model (AVM) for the Italian market in partnership with CRIF, the market leader in continental Europe in the field of banking credit information.

Hometrack builds on 9 year relationship with HSBC plc as chosen provider of valuation and risk services 18 Feb, 2014

HSBC has signed a three year licence with property analytics business Hometrack. Hometrack is to supply HSBC with an extensive range of Automated Valuation Model (AVM) risk services which will be implemented across the bank.

Hometrack rental data underpins FT interactive London rents map 19 Nov, 2013

Hometrack has collaborated with the FT for new London rental market analysis.

Hometrack appoints new Chief Executive Officer 26 Jul, 2013

Hometrack, the specialists in residential property insight, announced today the appointment of Charles Bryant as Chief Executive Officer.

Hometrack market analysis underpins BBC housing affordability calculator 15 Jul, 2013

Hometrack specialises in the analysis of residential property including affordability from national to local level. We are delighted to be collaborating with the BBC on the new online housing affordability calculator.

Hometrack secures Santander contract 08 Jul, 2013

Hometrack, the property analytics business, announced today that it has secured a two year contract as the exclusive provider to Santander UK for ongoing automated valuation, risk and property analytics services.

Hometrack to supply InterBay Commercial with services to support buy to let business 21 May, 2013

Hometrack has won a contract to supply automated valuation and risk tools to specialist lender InterBay Commercial in support of its buy to let lending business.

Hometrack wins three year contract to partner with Nationwide 22 Apr, 2013

Hometrack has won a three year contract to supply Nationwide with an extensive range of automated valuation and risk modelling services.

A2 Dominion purchases Hometrack products to help inform growth of future assets 10 Apr, 2013

Hometrack is to supply A2Dominion, one of the country’s leading housing providers, with two of its foremost market intelligence products – SiteMAP and Local Housing Analytics System (LHAS).

Hometrack wins Investec contract 20 Mar, 2013

Hometrack has won a two year contract to supply specialist lender Investec Bank plc with automated valuation tools for audit purposes on its Professional Mortgages proposition.

Hometrack sets up European AVM Alliance 25 Feb, 2013

Promoting AVM consistency to drive greater transparency and more effective risk management for mortgage lenders, investors, raters and regulators.

UK Cities House Price Index

UK Cities House Price Index - May 2018

House price inflation is at 4.6% year on year, with prices falling across 20 local authorities in London. The gap betwee...

UK Cities House Price Index - April 2018

Large regional cities are the strongest perfomers with signs of slower growth across the south coast. The pace of overal...

UK Cities House Price Index - March 2018

Regional cities continue to drive headline house price growth while in London there are signs that the downward pressure...

UK Cities House Price Index - February 2018

The divergence in house price growth between southern England and regional cities continues with overall HPI at 5.2%. Lo...

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