Accurately predicting the future value of UK property is something which Baron & Cabot have been recognised for many years. From our early days where we partnered with several UK universities to predict, through to now where we have advanced machine learning and AI systems and teams managing them.
Before you go out and hire 4 staff to start predicting property values there are some really simple first steps you can take, the same ones we do when we need to do a very quick prediction on a property we are looking at.
With UK property, like with people, looking at its history can give you most of what you need to know about a properties future.
The UK has so many investors because it is so transparent. Every single property sale is available, and Baron & Cabot have gone even further in having every transaction since 1995 and the size of every property.
We get these reports monthly, though as an individual you can log on to the website at the bottom of this website and very simply run a report of the last 15 years for the postcode you desire.
Download this to a spreadsheet and run a pivot table to group the average price by year.
From this point, we can quickly look at how much an area grew in value for the last 2 years, 5 years, 10 years and 15 years. For low risk take the lowest growth per annum and use this as your baseline.
After you have this growth figure you can make some judgements if it will grow above its lowest average with any of the growth factors in the video ‘How do I pick a property in England? / The secret to always finding the best UK property investments .