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Rightmove's 5 Year Forecast

Rightmove sits clearly on the side of those forecasting the current property cycle’s peak as far from being reached. We agree that the factors of supply shortages, a growing population and rising real-incomes from a bolstered economy can only keep an upward pressure on residential prices in the medium to long term, and furthermore the fading of price momentum within London is likely to be a temporary phenomenon. Whilst many key regions outside the capital stand well positioned to gain in the medium to long term the susceptibility of these markets to creeping interest rate rises and other income-dampening forces are a much more pressing issue given the far lower proportion of cash-laden buyers in these areas.