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Waterlooville Property Market Improved by 49.1% Over Pre-pandemic Levels

Has there ever been a better time for Waterlooville home sellers?

The Waterlooville property market, for people looking to sell, is at its sturdiest for at least the last five years with home buyers jumping onto the Waterlooville property ladder with abandon.

Waterlooville 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 Waterlooville first-time buyers (and Waterlooville homeowners with minimal equity).

In addition, the continued low interest rates and the demand for larger homes because of lockdown means the Waterlooville property market should remain bullish for a while. There is a surge in potential buyers putting themselves on mailing lists with Waterlooville estate agents, making the biggest disparity between supply and demand for Waterlooville property for many years.

Fears of a cliff edge for the Waterlooville housing market at the end of March have dispersed, somewhat due to the Stamp Duty tax deadline extensions, 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 …

72% of Waterlooville properties on the market are Sold (STC)

Interesting, when utilising data from theadvisory.co.uk website, the Waterlooville average for the last five years has only been 48%, meaning there has been an uplift of 49.1% in the proportion of Waterlooville properties sold (stc) compared to that five-year average.

Yet what can’t be forgotten is that 9 out of 20 Waterlooville house sellers are also Waterlooville house buyers as well, so whilst they do indeed achieve a higher price for their Waterlooville property, they also have to pay more for the Waterlooville property they want to buy.

So, how much will Waterlooville 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 23% fewer Waterlooville properties for sale today compared to 6 years ago

Whilst February saw a lower-than-normal level of new properties coming onto the Waterlooville property market, the easing of lockdown roadmap and faster rollout of the vaccine is also persuading more Waterlooville homeowners (especially those older Waterlooville homeowners who have had their jabs) to start making the first steps towards moving home in 2021.

This will mean there will be more Waterlooville 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 Waterlooville property prices in check.

These are interesting times for the Waterlooville property market. If you are a Waterlooville homeowner or Waterlooville landlord looking to buy or let your Waterlooville property in the coming weeks or months, don’t hesitate to drop me a line to discuss what all the points raised in article mean to you.

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