Bristol is residence to 4 of the strongest home-sellers’ markets

The housing market has returned in direction of extra regular ranges of exercise this yr, following an exceptionally busy 2021 and first half of 2022.

The variety of obtainable properties on the market in the meanwhile is decrease than right now in 2019, however has steadily improved in contrast with the document low ranges of the pandemic market. A typical property agent at present has 27 properties on the market on their books, up from 15 final yr, however decrease than the 31 in 2019.

And our newest native snapshot of home-seller exercise exhibits that in lots of areas, nearly all of houses which might be listed on the market nonetheless efficiently discover a purchaser.

So, we’ve taken a more in-depth take a look at the native housing markets throughout Nice Britain to seek out out the place the strongest areas for home-sellers are in 2023.

The highest 10 strongest home-sellers’ markets of the yr to date

St. George in Bristol takes the highest spot, with eight in ten (80%) of houses listed on the market to date this yr being marked Bought Topic to Contract (SSTC). The common asking value for a house within the common district is simply above £316,000, which is decrease than the nationwide common of £371,907.

Bishopston, additionally in Bristol is second (79%) and Heaton in Newcastle is third (77%). The remainder of the highest 5 is made up of Horfield (77%) and Fishponds (76%), additionally each districts of Bristol. Town has remained common with home-buyers this yr and is constantly probably the most in-demand places exterior of London.

The highest 10 areas with the best share of houses listed this yr which have been marked ‘Bought Topic to Contract’ (SSTC)

Space % of houses marked SSTC
St. George 80%
Bishopston 79%
Heaton 77%
Horfield 77%
Fishponds 76%
Port Talbot 74%
Chorlton Cum Hardy 74%
Wallsend 74%
Roundhay 73%
Bedminster 73%

The easiest way to promote a house within the present market

Many home-buyers are having to think about their affordability as a consequence of rising mortgage charges, although fixed-rate offers are enhancing. The present common five-year mounted mortgage price is 5.86%, up from 3.85% this time a yr in the past, however decrease than the typical of 6.10% on supply simply three weeks in the past. You’ll be able to examine the present UK mortgage charges right here.

For motivated home-sellers, property brokers report that getting the asking value proper first time is vital to attracting a purchaser within the present market. Our analysis exhibits that houses that want a discount in asking value are greater than 10% much less prone to discover a purchaser than those who had been priced proper from first itemizing.

Our property knowledgeable Tim Bannister says: “Although confronted with the problem of rising mortgage charges, consumers that may afford to maneuver will discover they’ve extra alternative and could also be extra prone to discover a residence that fits their wants than throughout the pandemic.

“Property brokers report that sellers wanting to draw a purchaser within the present market have to be sensible on value, with those that are prepared to cost most competitively being extra prone to have their residence marked SSTC,” he provides.

READ MORE: Test the present UK mortgage charges

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