Over the past couple of years, we have all been affected by the chaos the pandemic has left in its wake. Although the property market was no exception, there are some signs of normality returning to the market.
Going once, going twice (as fast)
Q1 2022 was the fifth busiest quarter for the property market in 15 years, data has revealed1. What is more, properties are currently selling twice as fast as they were in 2019 with an average of just 33 days on the market.
Reaching a peak?
2021’s double digit house price growth has continued into 2022, with most property price indices concurring that April 2022 saw year-on-year growth of around10%. After the frenetic activity we’ve witnessed in the past 18 months, however, many experts agree that growth is set to slow as we move into the second half of the year (H2 2022).
Supply catching up with demand
An increase in the number of homes coming onto the market has contributed to slowing house price growth, with the number of new listings up for the first time in a year. According to an industry survey2 of respondents have reported an increase in housing supply, while new buyer enquiries are at +9%. This is the most balanced that supply and demand have been since the pandemic.
First-time buyers put off plans
Many people are facing a squeeze on their finances; little wonder, then, that 70% of potential first-time buyers (FTBs) are planning to put homebuying on hold over the next couple of years due to the rising cost of living.3
No chain, everything to gain
2022 isn’t done with breaking records yet, with a massive73% of buyers this year so far having no chain!4
Get your ducks in a row
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- Rightmove, 2022,
- RICS, 2022,
- Nationwide, 2022,
- Hamptons, 2022
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🚨 Data accurate as of the date of publication – 09.08.2022.
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Source: Quilter Financial Planning – Essentially Mortgages Q3 2022