Spring activity boost

Spring activity boost pushes asking prices close to new record

According to Rightmove latest data, the average asking price of property coming to the market rises by 1.1% (+£4,207) this month to £372,324, just £570 short of the record in May 2023, while the annual rate of price growth is now +1.7%, the highest level for 12 months:

A key factor behind this growth towards a near-record average price is the largest homes, top-of-the-ladder sector, which is seeing its strongest start to the year for price growth since 2014. However, the market remains price-sensitive and operating at different speeds, with prices and activity rising more slowly in the more mortgage-dependent first-time buyer and second-stepper sectors.

The number of new sellers coming to the market is up by 12% compared to this time a year ago, and the number of sales being agreed is up by 13% as both seller and buyer activity rebound from last year’s much more subdued Spring:
The biggest growth in activity is taking place in the largest homes, top-of-the-ladder sector, with the number of new sellers up by 18% compared with last year, and the number of sales being agreed up by 20%.

Home-owners are springing into action, with Thursday 28th March seeing the highest number of new sellers coming to the market in one day so far in 2024, and the third largest since August 2020. There appears to be a window of opportunity for those considering a move to act, with a busy summer of sporting events, followed by a likely General Election, creating more home-mover distractions than usual.

 

Our award-winning sales team look forward to helping you make your move stress-free.

 

Arins Property Services - selling & letting homes in Wokingham, Lower Earley, Tilehurst, Reading and Winnersh since 2009.

 

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