Housing market sees the strongest spring for home sellers in a decade! Housing market sees the strongest spring for home sellers in a decade!

Housing market sees the strongest spring for home sellers in a decade!

Published in Magazine on 7 April 2021 by our Marketing Team

Many of us have been thinking about selling our homes in recent months, with a record number of buyers enquiring about properties on Rightmove.

 
Compared to this time last year, demand levels are 34% higher; even in light of the market’s pre-pandemic surges in activity at the start of 2020.
 
There were moments of concern when thinking about how the rest of 2021 was going to play out, with a predicted cliff edge, but thanks to the stamp duty holiday extension and the 5% deposit scheme, buyer demand will be further boosted throughout this month and next.
 
The average asking price for a home coming to the market has risen by 2.7% in just the past 12 months, bringing the average house price to £321,064 in the UK.
 

National average asking prices.
 

Month
 

Avg. asking price
 

Monthly change
 

Annual change
 

Index
 

March 2021
 

£321,064
 

+0.8%
 

+2.7%
 

248.2
 

February 2021
 

£318,580
 

+0.5%
 

+3.0%
 

246.3
 

  
 
Despite fewer properties coming to market, the number of sales agreed for the first week in March was still 12% higher than 12 months ago, whilst almost two out of three properties currently on agents’ books are sold subject to contract.*
 
If you are thinking about taking advantage of this incredible demand and would like a quick sale, please book a valuation to start the process.
 
 
 
*Source: Rightmove
 
 

This article was originally published by BriefYourMarket and is reproduced here with their permission.

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