Property prices in UK fall an average of £5,000 in the last month
Without a doubt, browsing property on Rightmove or Zoopla where reduced listings are highlighted, it is now a common theme to see house prices being dropped in order to attract buyer attention. A headline released on Daily Mail online today states ‘Property prices have dropped by more than £5,000 in the past month alone‘.
Rightmove figures show that a first year on year asking price fall has occurred since 2011 with £5,000 average being knocked off of prices in the last month. A recent report I looked at showed that property portals are awash with reduced asking prices.
So with house prices lower than they were a year ago and with a very uncertain Brexit looming sometime ahead, has the pack of cards suddenly collapsed in the UK housing market and that endless upward trend now going to adjust itself? More realistic house prices will be the theme ahead for those looking to sell property?
Miles Shipside, of Rightmove, said: ‘Stretched buyer affordability and the cooling markets in the South and in upper price brackets have combined with the ongoing political uncertainty to change pricing optimism into pricing realism.’