Property consultant Christopher Shaw of Rose and Sargent estate agents in Rugby appeared on the BBC’s Newsnight this month.
He talked to economics editor Paul Mason about the ‘green shoots coming up in the British economy’. The programme was aired on June 11.
Rugby was selected as it is seen as being just outside the ‘south east property bubble’, with a particular emphasis on the housing market as it has a close correlation to the state of the economy as a whole.
There are now increasingly encouragingly signs of a full recovery back to the pre recession property prices, said Christopher, as part of the BBC Two current affairs programme, presented by Jeremy Paxman. Christopher said: “Having being born in Rugby and spending all of my life living here I leapt at the unmissable opportunity to appear on national television to talk about the emerging signs of a full recovery in the property market.
“It was quite a surreal and slightly overwhelming experience.
“But being interviewed in my home town to discuss the property market gave me the confidence that I was more than qualified to talk about the recovery in the housing market outside of the south east bubble.”
The Government has recently introduced a scheme called ‘Help to buy’ on new build properties which has been set up to enable first time buyers and those looking to move up the property ladder to purchase a property with as little as a 5 per cent deposit.
This in addition to mortgage lenders becoming more competitive and flexible with their products has seen an increased demand in the housing market locally.
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