2015 Archive - Housing Market Reports

Browse through our Housing Market Reports to see what affected the industry in 2015. Our monthly reports are generated feedback we receive from our members.

January 2015

Almost three quarters of homes sold for less than asking price

Key findings:

  • Nearly three quarters of houses sold in January were sold for less than asking price as buyers start to negotiate again
  • However, the housing market is cooling down in the lead up to the General Election with supply and demand both down from levels seen throughout 2014

February 2015

A third of all house sales made to first time buyers 

Key findings:

  • Nearly a third (30%) of total house sales in February were made to FTBs, the highest since September 2014
  • Almost half (46%) of our member agents have seen the market cooling in the lead up to the General Election

March 2015

Demand is at it's lowest since March last year

Key findings:

  • Nearly two thirds (63%) of member agents have seen the housing market cooling in the run up to the General Election
  • Less than a quarter (22%) of total house sales were made to FTBs, the lowest since July 2014

April 2015

Step in the right direction for first time buyers

Key findings:

  • A quarter (26%) of sales made to FTBs in April, up from just a fifth (22%) in March
  • Three quarters (74%) of estate agents don’t see supply and demand levelling out over the next five years

May 2015

House buyers at highest levels in 8 months

Key findings:

  • Highest year on year level of house buyers for May since May 2005
  • Supply levels see marginal increase from last month, but sees large decrease year on year from May 200

June 2015

Housing demand at eleven year high

Key findings:

  • The number of house hunters registered per branch in June is at highest since August 2004
  • Supply levels fall marginally from May

July 2015

Housing demand continues to grow, remaining at eleven year high

Key findings:

  • The number of house hunters registered per branch in July has increased 5% from, the highest since August 2004
  • Supply of available housing increased in July, reaching an almost two-year high

August 2015

Supply of available housing dwindles to eleven year low 

Key findings:

  • The supply of available housing decreased by a third in August, reaching an eleven year low
  • The number of house hunters searching for properties fell marginally

September 2015

Sales to first time buyers rise

Key findings:

  • House sales to first time buyers accounted for 29% of total sales in September – a rise of nine percentage points from last month
  • The number of house-hunters searching for properties dropped this month

October 2015

Sales to first time buyers highest in six years 

Key findings:

  • Nearly a third (30%) of total house sales in February were made to FTBs, the highest since September 2014
  • Almost half (46%) of member agents have seen the market cooling in the lead up to the General Election

November 2015

Almost three quarters of homes sold for less than asking price

Key findings:

  • Nearly three quarters of houses sold in January were sold for less than asking price as buyers start to negotiate again
  • However, the housing market is cooling down in the lead up to the General Election with supply and demand both down from levels seen throughout 2014

December 2015

A third of all house sales made to first time buyers 

Key findings:

  • Nearly a third (30%) of total house sales in February were made to FTBs, the highest since September 2014
  • Almost half (46%) of member agents have seen the market cooling in the lead up to the General Election

January 2015

Almost three quarters of homes sold for less than asking price

Key findings:

  • Nearly three quarters of houses sold in January were sold for less than asking price as buyers start to negotiate again
  • However, the housing market is cooling down in the lead up to the General Election with supply and demand both down from levels seen throughout 2014

February 2015

A third of all house sales made to first time buyers 

Key findings:

  • Nearly a third (30%) of total house sales in February were made to FTBs, the highest since September 2014
  • Almost half (46%) of member agents have seen the market cooling in the lead up to the General Election

March 2015

Demand is at it's lowest since March last year

Key findings:

  • Nearly two thirds (63%) of member agents have seen the housing market cooling in the run up to the General Election
  • Less than a quarter (22%) of total house sales were made to FTBs, the lowest since July 2014

April 2015

Step in the right direction for first time buyers

Key findings:

  • A quarter (26%) of sales made to FTBs in April, up from just a fifth (22%) in March
  • Three quarters (74%) of estate agents don’t see supply and demand levelling out over the next five years

May 2015

House buyers at highest levels in 8 months

Key findings:

  • Highest year on year level of house buyers for May since May 2005
  • Supply levels see marginal increase from last month, but sees large decrease year on year from May 200

June 2015

Housing demand at eleven year high

Key findings:

  • The number of house hunters registered per branch in June is at highest since August 2004
  • Supply levels fall marginally from May

July 2015

Housing demand continues to grow, remaining at eleven year high

Key findings:

  • The number of house hunters registered per branch in July has increased 5% from, the highest since August 2004
  • Supply of available housing increased in July, reaching an almost two-year high

August 2015

Supply of available housing dwindles to eleven year low 

Key findings:

  • The supply of available housing decreased by a third in August, reaching an eleven year low
  • The number of house hunters searching for properties fell marginally

September 2015

Sales to first time buyers rise

Key findings:

  • House sales to first time buyers accounted for 29% of total sales in September – a rise of nine percentage points from last month
  • The number of house-hunters searching for properties dropped this month

October 2015

Sales to first time buyers highest in six years 

Key findings:

  • Nearly a third (30%) of total house sales in February were made to FTBs, the highest since September 2014
  • Almost half (46%) of member agents have seen the market cooling in the lead up to the General Election

November 2015

Almost three quarters of homes sold for less than asking price

Key findings:

  • Nearly three quarters of houses sold in January were sold for less than asking price as buyers start to negotiate again
  • However, the housing market is cooling down in the lead up to the General Election with supply and demand both down from levels seen throughout 2014

December 2015

A third of all house sales made to first time buyers 

Key findings:

  • Nearly a third (30%) of total house sales in February were made to FTBs, the highest since September 2014
  • Almost half (46%) of member agents have seen the market cooling in the lead up to the General Election

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