2014 Archive - Housing Market Reports

Browse through our Housing Market Reports to see what affected the industry in 2014. Our monthly reports are generated feedback we receive from our members.

January 2014

House hunter set new six year high as supply continues to fall

Key findings:

  • Average number of house hunters registered per branch increased from 334 in December to 353 in January
  • Average number of properties available for sale per branch decreased from 47 in December to 45 in January

February 2014

Supply of housing at nine and a half year low but FTBs undeterred

Key findings:

  • Average number of properties available for sale per branch decreased from 45 in January to 43 in February
  • Average percentage of First Time Buyers (FTBs) increased from 28 percent in January to 29 percent in February

March 2014

Buyers willing to pay more as supply constricts again

Key findings:

  • Average number of house hunters registered per branch decreased from 331 in February to 313 in March
  • Average number of properties available for sale per branch decreased from 43 in February to 42 in March

April 2014

Buyer numbers soar as supply remains low

Key findings:

  • Average number of house hunters registered per branch increased from 313 in March to 392 in April
  • Average number of properties available for sale per branch increased from 42 in March to 45 in April

May 2014

Housing market report for May presents a mixed picture

Key findings:

  • Average number of house hunters registered per branch decreased from 392 in April to 374 in May
  • Average number of sales agreed per branch increased from 9 in April to 10 in May

June 2014

Buyer numbers decrease with significant drop in first time buyers

Key findings:

  • Average percentage of First Time Buyers (FTBs) decreased from 25 percent in May to 20 percent in June
  • Average number of house hunters registered per branch decreased from 374 in May to 371 in June

July 2014

Increase in housing supply means more choice for current buyers

Key findings:

  • Average number of properties available for sale per branch up by 11 per cent on last month, the biggest increase in almost three years
  • Average number of house hunters has been declining month-on-month since April 2014

August 2014

Significant increase in first time buyers

Key findings:

  • Number of first time buyers up from previous month sales, from 20 per cent in July 2014 to 28 per cent in August – the highest percentage of FTBs recorded since April 2014
  • Member agents agree prospective interest rate rises will affect demand in the property market

September 2014

Number of house hunters at 10 year high, but supply seasonally low for September

Key findings:

  • The number of house hunters recorded by our members is highest in nearly 10 years
  • 82 per cent of homes sold for less than original asking price, the September Housing Market Report finds

October 2014

Better balance between supply and demand emerging as housing stock increases for October

Key findings:

  • Members recorded an increase in supply from last month, with the number of houses for sale per branch 15% higher than the monthly average for the rest of 2014.
  • At the same time, the number of house hunters fell on last month, creating a better balance between available housing and demand

November 2014

Housing shortage crisis could worsen in 2015, predict our members 

Key findings:

  • Member agents predict a widening gap between demand and supply next year
  • Almost half of our members predict a rise in demand for housing in 2015

December 2014

Stamp duty boost middle market properties

Key findings:

  • Our member agents record highest level of registered home buyers per branch in December for 10 years
  • A fifth of agents saw more sales in properties in the £251k to £925k band

January 2014

House hunter set new six year high as supply continues to fall

Key findings:

  • Average number of house hunters registered per branch increased from 334 in December to 353 in January
  • Average number of properties available for sale per branch decreased from 47 in December to 45 in January

February 2014

Supply of housing at nine and a half year low but FTBs undeterred

Key findings:

  • Average number of properties available for sale per branch decreased from 45 in January to 43 in February
  • Average percentage of First Time Buyers (FTBs) increased from 28 percent in January to 29 percent in February

March 2014

Buyers willing to pay more as supply constricts again

Key findings:

  • Average number of house hunters registered per branch decreased from 331 in February to 313 in March
  • Average number of properties available for sale per branch decreased from 43 in February to 42 in March

April 2014

Buyer numbers soar as supply remains low

Key findings:

  • Average number of house hunters registered per branch increased from 313 in March to 392 in April
  • Average number of properties available for sale per branch increased from 42 in March to 45 in April

May 2014

Housing market report for May presents a mixed picture

Key findings:

  • Average number of house hunters registered per branch decreased from 392 in April to 374 in May
  • Average number of sales agreed per branch increased from 9 in April to 10 in May

June 2014

Buyer numbers decrease with significant drop in first time buyers

Key findings:

  • Average percentage of First Time Buyers (FTBs) decreased from 25 percent in May to 20 percent in June
  • Average number of house hunters registered per branch decreased from 374 in May to 371 in June

July 2014

Increase in housing supply means more choice for current buyers

Key findings:

  • Average number of properties available for sale per branch up by 11 per cent on last month, the biggest increase in almost three years
  • Average number of house hunters has been declining month-on-month since April 2014

August 2014

Significant increase in first time buyers

Key findings:

  • Number of first time buyers up from previous month sales, from 20 per cent in July 2014 to 28 per cent in August – the highest percentage of FTBs recorded since April 2014
  • Member agents agree prospective interest rate rises will affect demand in the property market

September 2014

Number of house hunters at 10 year high, but supply seasonally low for September

Key findings:

  • The number of house hunters recorded by ourmembers is highest in nearly 10 years
  • 82 per cent of homes sold for less than original asking price, the September Housing Market Report  finds

October 2014

Better balance between supply and demand emerging as housing stock increases for October

Key findings:

  • Members recorded an increase in supply from last month, with the number of houses for sale per branch 15% higher than the monthly average for the rest of 2014.
  • At the same time, the number of house hunters fell on last month, creating a better balance between available housing and demand

November 2014

Housing shortage crisis could worsen in 2015, predict our members 

Key findings:

  • Member agents predict a widening gap between demand and supply next year
  • Almost half of our members predict a rise in demand for housing in 2015

December 2014

Stamp duty boost middle market properties

Key findings:

  • Our member agents record highest level of registered home buyers per branch in December for 10 years
  • A fifth of agents saw more sales in properties in the £251k to £925k band

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