It’s been widely reported that the housing market is extremely busy. The latest UK House Price Index from Zoopla found that there is no sign of a ‘cliff-edge in demand’ after the ending of the tapered stamp duty holiday this month.
Demand in the region remains high, whilst supply is low. It is expected that this disparity is likely to level out towards the end of the year. Annual % growth in home values for the year to August 2021 was +7% for the south west. A pattern that we have witnessed more locally in Gloucestershire.
We understand that this fast-moving market can be very stressful to navigate but it’s particularly hard for first-time buyers with no previous experience of buying a home. Many are losing out on properties because they are not prepared or they’re only seeing the perfect home once it’s under offer.
We asked our team to suggest tips for buyers in a busy market:
And finally, try and enjoy the experience. Moving home is an exciting time and we are here to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible and you are prepared for each step.
We hope that we can help you on the way to finding your dream home.
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