Housing market gets off to record start for 2022 as valuation requests almost DOUBLE for first week of the year
The housing market recorded its busiest-ever first week of the year while average asking prices underwent their fastest growth since May 2016, 数字显示.
Data from property website Rightmove showed January kicked off with a 44 per cent jump in valuation requests from the same time last year.
It also showed a 15 per cent increase from last year in the number of buyers inquiring about homes.
Prices have soared throughout the pandemic and the continuing shortage of available properties has pushed prices even higher.
Estate agents on average have only 12 homes to sell, a record low, according to Rightmove.
与此同时, cheap mortgages and savings built up in lockdown have added to demand.
Estate agents currently have only 12 homes to sell on average, according to data from property website RightMove
According to last year’s Budget forecasts, the house price rally will last five more years, with average prices rising 13 百分之 2026.
Prices for homes in the ‘first-time-buyer’ bracket hit a record level with an average of £214,176 needed to get on the property ladder.
Rightmove property data director Tim Bannister said: ‘All of the signs suggest that prices are likely to continue to rise until more choice is available.’