By Daren Cope
Has there ever been a better time for Burton on Trent home sellers?
The Burton property market, for people looking to sell, is at its sturdiest for at least the last five years with home buyers jumping on to the Burton property ladder with abandon.
Burton house prices are anticipated to rise throughout 2021 after the stamp duty cut and subsequent extension until the autumn and the newly revealed 95% mortgages for first-time buyers and homeowners with minimal equity.
In addition, the continued low interest rates and the demand for larger homes because of lockdown means the Burton property market should remain bullish for a while. There is a surge in potential buyers putting themselves on mailing lists with estate agents making the biggest disparity between supply and demand for Burton property for many years.
Fears of a cliff edge for the Burton housing market at the end of March have dispersed, somewhat due to the stamp duty tax deadline extension, but also because the elevated level of buyer demand caused by the three lockdowns has continued to swell since the start of 2021 meaning that today …
55% of Burton on Trent properties on the market are Sold (STC)
Interesting, when utilising data from theadvisory.co.uk website, the Burton average for the last five years has only been 34%, meaning there has been an uplift of 62.7% in the proportion of Burton properties sold (stc) compared to that five-year average.
Yet what can’t be forgotten is that 9 out of 20 Burton sellers are also house buyers as well, so whilst they do indeed achieve a higher price for their property, they also have to pay more for the property they want to buy.
So, how much will Burton on Trent house prices rise by?
Like all things in life, it’s all about demand and supply. I have discussed the demand, yet what about the supply of properties for sale?
There are 37% fewer Burton on Trent properties for sale today compared to 6 years ago
Whilst February saw a lower-than-normal level of new properties coming on to the Burton property market, the easing of lockdown road map and faster rollout of the vaccine is also persuading more Burton homeowners, especially those older homeowners who have had their jabs, to start making the first steps towards moving home in 2021.
This will mean there will be more Burton properties available for sale in the conventionally busier post Easter market in the coming weeks and months which should cause more equilibrium and help keep Burton on Trent property prices in check.
These are interesting times for the Burton property market. If you are a Burton homeowner or landlord looking to buy or let your property in the coming weeks or months, don’t hesitate to drop our team a line to discuss what all the points raised in this article mean to you.