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Regional Property Market Update Summer 2021: Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire

Regional Property Market Update Summer 2021: Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire

News & Legislation GPEA 24th June 2021

2021 is set to be one of the busiest sales years in over a decade

Agents report the sales to stock ratio across the East of England is at a record high (RICS). At 3.7%, the annual rate of housing stock turnover across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire is above the UK average. The most active markets are currently Central Bedfordshire, Bedford and East Hertfordshire.

 

Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire annual rate of price change regional property market report map

 

Price growth strengthens

Although new instructions to the market have improved slightly in recent weeks, demand continues to outpace supply, placing sustained pressure on prices. Month-on-month average property prices are rising in all regions of the UK.

Year-on-year price growth across the South East is substantially stronger than the 1.9% recorded this time a year ago (UKHPI). Annual price growth currently exceeds 8% in Hertsmere, Bedford and South Cambridgeshire.

 

Hertfordshire Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire annual rate of price change regional property market report statistics

 

A seller’s market

Market activity is fast-paced. According to Rightmove, the average time taken to sell a property in the Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire region is 47 days. The proportion of properties selling within their first week of listing is at a record high (Zoopla) and the average time taken to sell a property in the UK is nearly three weeks quicker than in April 2019 (Rightmove). Lifestyle change continues to drive demand, buyers also aided by the extension of elements of tax relief and the new 95% government-backed mortgage guarantee scheme, available on either new or resale properties.

 

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