Housing Report Archive 2017

Browse through our Housing Market Reports to see what affected the industry in 20176. Our monthly reports are generated feedback we receive from our members.


Surge In House Hunters Means 11 Buyers Chasing Every Property

Key findings

The number of properties available to buy in January was the lowest since July 2016

Despite the low level of supply, the number of prospective buyers increased


Number of House Sales Agreed Reaches Ten Year High

Key findings

Sales to first-time-buyers dipped in February

Supply of available housing increased while demand remained the same

MARCH 2017

Supply of Houses Available to Buy at Lowest Level for March Since Records Began

Key findings

he supply of available homes is at the lowest level for March since records began in September 2002

Number of prospective house buyers also decreased in March

APRIL 2017

Demand for Housing Drops as General Election Uncertainty Starts to Kicks In

Key findings

The number of house hunters registered per branch fell to 381 in April

Supply of available housing also dropped, as sellers delayed marketing homes amid General Election uncertainty

MAY 2017

Only Three Per Cent of Properties Being Sold Above Asking Price

Key findings

Demand for housing fell to a six month low in May

Supply of available housing and the number of sales agreed per branch rose

JUNE 2017

House Sales up as Buyers Push Through Summer Property Transactions

Key findings

Demand rose while the supply of available housing dropped in June

The number of properties sold to first-time buyers increased

JULY 2017

Summer Slump as Supply Of Houses Available To Buy Dips

Key findings

The supply of homes available to buy last month was at the lowest level recorded for the month of July since 2002

Demand for available housing also decreased


Housing Demand at All Time Low 

Key findings

Summer holiday season pushed down demand for housing in August

The number of properties on the market increased marginally


Estate Agents Agree – ‘House Buying Process Is Outdated'

Key findings

In September, supply and demand for housing was up, but sales agreed remained flat, as eight in 10 estate agents argued that the home-buying process is outdated

Sales to first-time buyers (FTBs) remained the same as the previous two months, as well as sales


Sales to first time buyers hit eight-month low

Key findings

Sales to first-time buyers (FTBs) fell in October to the lowest figure seen since February

Demand for housing dropped 11 per cent from the previous month


Homebuyers Bag a Bargain as a Record Number of Sales Go Through at Less Than Asking Price

Key findings

The number of properties available to buy hit the lowest level seen since January 2016

85 per cent of properties sold for less than the asking price in November, the highest seen since records began in 2013


First Time Buyers Capitalise on December Housing Slump

Key findings

The number of house hunters registered per estate agent branch fell by 20 per cent in December

However, first-time buyers took advantage of the quiet market, with sales to the group increasing

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