According to the key property portals, the fundamentals of the sales market remain sound, with low interest rates, good mortgage availability and continued demand. Sellers are having to be more price sensitive to get their homes sold, making estate agent expertise, guidance and knowledge more important than ever.
The lettings sector has been through some massive changes, leading to some landlords exiting the market. With changes comes opportunity, especially for those who can adapt and take a long-term vew.
Rightmove reports that new homes provision is now cemented close to the top of the housing and political agenda, with a tall order to meet the many needs of our growing population. With a new Help to Buy scheme on the horizon, it's more important than ever for housebuilders to understand their local markets, to help balance the scales of supply and demand.
John Hoole BA(Hons) MNAEA
Director - Brighton & Hove
John Hoole Estate Agents