Posted on Monday, August 9, 2021
- The Dataloft Demand Index shows housing demand is currently 22% higher than a year ago, as housing market momentum continues to be bouyant.
- Demand fell 7% following the SDLT and Land Transaction Tax deadline on 30th June, but remains higher than a year ago. Buyers in England are still able to make a saving until 30th September.
- This change is reflected in mortgage approvals, which dipped 6.5% year-on-year in June but remain 20% higher than the long-term June average (Bank of England).
- Asking prices have reached record highs across all regions of the UK (Rightmove) and price growth remains strong as demand continues to outpace supply. Source: Dataloft Demand Index, Bank of England, Rightmove