Bournemouth Property Market improved by 46.6% over pre-pandemic levels

Mon 29 Mar 2021

Bournemouth Property Market improved by 46.6% over pre-pandemic levels

Has there ever been a better time for Bournemouthhome sellers?

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

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

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

Fears of a cliff edge for the Bournemouth housing market at the end of March have dispersed, somewhat due to the stamp duty tax deadline extension, 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 …

 

                             65% of Bournemouth properties on the market are Sold (STC)

Interesting, when utilising data from theadvisory.co.uk website, the Bournemouth average for the last five years has only been 44%, meaning there has been an uplift of 46.6% in the proportion of Bournemouth properties sold (stc) compared to that five-year average.

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

So, how much will Bournemouth 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 29% fewer Bournemouth properties for sale today compared to 6 years ago

 

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

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

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