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The UK property market surprised us all last year when house prices rose for the first time during a recession. As the country cautiously unlocks, it's time to look at UK housing market trends to discover what home movers are looking for in 2021.
What financial help can buyers expect this year?
The Spring Budget brought welcome news for the UK housing market, with an extension of the Stamp Duty Holiday and the introduction of a 95% Mortgage Guarantee Scheme.
The Stamp Duty Holiday has now been extended until the end of September, although the amount you can potentially save will taper down before the deadline. Until the end of June, no tax is payable on properties worth up to £500,000. From 1st July, the zero tax rate will apply to properties worth up to £250,000.
The government will now support lenders through the Mortgage Guarantee Scheme, so more 95% mortgage products will be available to home movers. This will make it easier for buyers with smaller deposits to purchase a property.
What are buyers and renters looking for?
Throughout the pandemic, online searches for properties with gardens and home offices grew exponentially. Home movers were also keen to explore locations near parks and open green spaces.
It has been predicted that many office workers will split their time between working from home and commuting to the office in future. This has encouraged city dwellers to consider moving to the countryside or a smaller town within a short drive of a local beauty spot.
Where are the property hotspots in 2021?
Average property prices across the West Midlands region have risen by 4.7% over the past 12 months. Wolverhampton proved one of the most popular locations for homebuyers in 2020, with online search numbers rising by a remarkable 57%.
Other popular spots include Staffordshire, where property prices have increased by 5.23%, and Shropshire has seen an 8.32% change in average property values in the past year.
Buyers are attracted to these areas for their excellent transport links, good schools, dynamic urban centres, historic attractions and access to open green spaces such as Cannock Chase and the Shropshire Hills.
If you would like some help to find your perfect new home in any of these popular locations, why not get in touch? Our friendly sales and lettings teams will be happy to show you some fantastic properties to rent or buy.