Biggleswade Property Market improved by 57.6% over pre-pandemic levels

Biggleswade Property Market improved by 57.6% over pre-pandemic levels

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

The Biggleswade 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 Biggleswade property ladder with abandon.
 
Biggleswade 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 Biggleswade first-time buyers (and Biggleswade homeowners with minimal equity).
 
In addition, the continued low interest rates and the demand for larger homes because of lockdown means the Biggleswade property market should remain bullish for a while. There is a surge in potential buyers putting themselves on mailing lists with Biggleswade estate agents making the biggest disparity between supply and demand for Biggleswade property for many years.
 
Fears of a cliff edge for the Biggleswade 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 …
 
66% of Biggleswade properties on the market are Sold (STC)
 
Interesting, when utilising data from theadvisory.co.uk website, the Biggleswade average for the last five years has only been 42%, meaning there has been an uplift of 57.6% in the proportion of Biggleswade properties sold (stc) compared to that five-year average.
 
 
 
Yet what can’t be forgotten is that 9 out of 20 Biggleswade house sellers are also Biggleswade house buyers as well, so whilst they do indeed achieve a higher price for their Biggleswade property, they also have to pay more for the Biggleswade property they want to buy.
 
So, how much will Biggleswade 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 19% fewer Biggleswade properties for sale
today compared to 3 years ago
 
Whilst February saw a lower-than-normal level of new properties coming on to the Biggleswade property market, the easing of lockdown road map and faster rollout of the vaccine is also persuading more Biggleswade homeowners (especially those older Biggleswade homeowners who have had their jabs) to start making the first steps towards moving home in 2021.
 
This will mean there will be more Biggleswade 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 Biggleswade property prices in check.
 
These are interesting times for the Biggleswade property market. If you are a Biggleswade homeowner or landlord looking to buy or let your Biggleswade 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.


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