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News & Events
Mon 24 May 2021
The UK housing market boom continues in 2021
News & Events
Mon 24 May 2021
The UK housing market boom continues in 2021

The UK housing market boom continues in 2021

A year ago, no one could have predicted that the UK house price index would be likely to soar during a pandemic. But, as things turned out, a number of factors combined during 2020 to result in a property boom that surprised just about everyone.

 

How did the change happen?

 

Things looked bleak in the spring and early summer of 2020. But homebuyers' confidence was boosted by introducing the furlough scheme in March and the Stamp Duty Holiday in September. 

 

Another factor that helped increase average UK house prices was the pandemic-led exodus that occurred as a direct result of life under lockdown. 

 

You could watch this short video where Matthew Hood,  the Valuation Director at DB Roberts, explains some of the primary reasons for this boom. 

 

The lockdown effect

 

Many homeowners realised they needed more space after homeschooling their children and working from home during the lockdown. This prompted them to leave cities behind, moving to suburban or semi-rural areas and buying larger properties with gardens or with access to open green spaces. 

 

The surge in demand for this type of property, combined with a shortage in available housing stock, has effectively pushed up property prices in the UK. 

 

The Midlands area has experienced some of the most intense market activity during 2020/21.  Over the past twelve months, we have seen the value of West Midlands property grow by 8.3%, with average house prices rising to £215,451.  

 

In Cannock, where local residents enjoy access to the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sold prices were 12% up on the previous year.  In the popular commuter town of Wolverhampton, prices rose by 11%.

 

What is the housing market forecast for 2021 and beyond?

 

The Stamp Duty Holiday ends on 30th September, and the government's furlough scheme will terminate at the same time.  However, Halifax predicts that the property market will remain buoyant.  Several factors support that view:

 

  • The new Mortgage Guarantee Scheme will help buyers who are unable to raise a large deposit.  
  • The successful vaccine rollout is likely to motivate those who have been reluctant to move during a pandemic.
  • People have been able to save money during the lockdown and therefore have extra cash to spend on a home move.
  • There is still a shortage of available housing to meet demand.

 

If you are selling your home or looking for a property to buy, the sales team at DB Roberts would be delighted to help. So why not kick-start your moving plans by getting in touch with us?

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