Football fans are still celebrating AFC Wimbledon’s victory in the promotion play-off final at Wembley Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday.

The 2-0 win over Plymouth Argyle means the Dons will be playing in the third tier of the English game next season – the highest level it has reached since the club was reformed in 2002.

Robert Holmes & Co is an active supporter of AFC Wimbledon.

We have a perimeter advertising board at the club’s Kingsmeadow home that was seen by millions of TV viewers when the team’s 1-0 win in the home leg of the League Two play-off semi-final against Accrington Stanley was broadcast live earlier this month.

England’s chances of emulating AFC Wimbledon’s success when the European Football Championships kick-off in France on 10 June appear limited – if the result of the tournament was decided on each competing nation’s housing market.

New research reveals house prices in England increased by 26.8% over the five years to Q1 2016, taking the average price per square foot to £300.

This increase, although impressive, is eclipsed by Turkey, Iceland and Austria.

Although property values in Turkey have grown by 91.3% over the past five years, homes there are worth £46 per sq ft.

The value of homes in Iceland has risen 42.1% to £139 per sq ft, while Austrian properties are up 27.6% to £221 per sq ft.

Two of the world’s greatest footballing nations languish at the bottom of the Euro 2016 table. Spain is in 15th place with a 29.5% five-year fall to £124 per sq ft, while Italy is ranked 13th with a 14% fall in house prices to £180 per sq ft.

What about Germany? At 17.8% growth to £187 per sq ft, the Germans are sixth ahead of the Republic of Ireland (13% growth to £236 per sq ft) and Wales (7% growth to £149 per sq ft), which lie in ninth and 10th spots respectively.

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Nicolas Holmes

Nick joined Robert Holmes to inject fresh ideas and help grow the New Homes department of Robert Holmes as well as helping to inject technology into the business and to grow its client base. Together with one of the Directors Nick is in charge of all Development opportunities that Robert Holmes deals with along with sales. Aged 40, he provides succession together with the two existing directors. Nick has always been focused on building client relationships and sales. He built up his own gallery in Chelsea, where he had a loyal following of customers and artists.

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