STEP INTO SPRING
Spring has sprung, and with it comes fresh insights into the UK housing market. From house price growth to the effects of the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday, the property landscape is dynamic and ever-changing. Let's delve into the latest trends and what they mean for buyers and sellers:
A Surge in House Prices
As of March 2021, the average UK house price stands at £232,134, marking a 6% increase on March 2020. This growth reflects a surge in sales agreed last summer, combined with the rush to beat the original SDLT holiday deadline.
A Temporary Slowdown?
Despite the overall rise, house price growth in March has slowed, with a dip of 0.2%. Monthly mortgage approvals also witnessed a decline in February, falling by 11%. These trends may indicate a temporary softening of demand.
The Impact of the SDLT Holiday Extension
The announcement of the SDLT holiday extension in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland led to a spike in demand, which increased by 13%. With the flow of new supply down by 13%, an upward pressure on house prices is anticipated.
An Uptick in Listings Ahead?
As restrictions ease and sellers become more comfortable with viewings, we are likely to witness an increase in new listings. This anticipated shift will offer more choices to buyers, fostering an environment conducive to both buying and selling.
The UK's housing market continues to evolve, shaped by policy decisions and the broader economic context. At Heenay Joshi Property Experts, we understand these dynamics and are here to guide you through the complexities of buying or selling a home in Warwickshire and beyond.
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