Rightmove HPI February

The Rightmove House Price Index  February 2016

Prices and demand at all – time highs as Year of the First-Time Buyer kicks in.

Price of property coming to market increases by a substantial 2.9% (+£8,324) this month, hitting a new record of £299,287 and surpassing the record set in October 2015 by over £2,700

Housing demand higher than ever as Rightmove traffic hits record levels, with visits up nearly 20% year-on-year in January

Encouraging 5% uplift in new properties coming to the market compared to same time last year resulting in the highest total number of newly-listed properties at this time of year since the 2008 credit crunch

The Year of the First-Time Buyer: Government initiatives and low interest rate outlook now aligning with more property choice for first-time buyers, with 10% year-on-year jump in the number of two beds or fewer coming to market

Miles Shipside, Rightmove director and housing market analyst comments: “The new year’s market has hit the ground running in many locations, continuing last year’s momentum and resulting in the price of property coming to the market hitting a new high. Many agents reported high numbers of sales in November and December and properties selling more quickly, so it’s encouraging to see signs of replenishment of property, especially in the first-time buyer sector. However, in spite of the apparent veneer of market buoyancy, those thinking of putting their property up for sale need to avoid being too optimistic with their initial asking price, as most buyers are still understandably being very selective about their future home.”

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Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.

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