Luxury Homes to Buy or Rent in North West and Central London
We are an independent estate agency covering all aspects of residential property throughout North West and Central London.
We offer modern approach with traditional values, attention to detail and service you will be delighted with.
Our aim is to provide unrivalled expertise in our marketplace and personalised bespoke service supported by state-of-the-art technology and extensive media exposure.
Whether buying, selling or letting our highly experienced team of property professionals are here to help you achieve your objectives.
Rockstone London cover Hampstead, West Hampstead, Marylebone, Belsize Park,
St. Johns Wood and surrounding areas.
Harley Road, Primrose Hill, London, NW3
Belsize Park Gardens, Belsize Park, London, NW3
Goldhurst Terrace, South Hampstead, London, nw6
Goldhurst Terrace, South Hampstead, London, NW6
Boxing Day property search hits new high
Zoopla announced it saw the busiest run up to Christmas for over a decade, with the market recording sales agreed on more homes in 2020 than in 2019 during the same period. They also announced a 70.5 per cent increase in traffic on Boxing day as people look to take advantage of the stamp duty freeze. This is set to intensify in January given the now imminent end to the stamp duty holiday, which is set to bring more hungry buyers into the market, keen to find and complete on their new home before the stamp duty deadline expires at the end of March.
Boxing day is always a good indicator of how the market is likely to perform at the start of 2021, so to see such huge numbers of interested potential buyers is very promising. A contributing factor will certainly be the national lockdown that is still ongoing, with more people at home having the time to look at what is on the market, not to mentioned revaluating if they have enough space during a period where the whole family is around.
Once the stamp duty holiday concludes at the end of March, there will likely be a slowdown in sales completions as the impetus to move amongst buyers motivated by stamp duty savings dissipates. This will have a knock on effect on transaction volumes later in the year as stamp duty is reintroduced.
Zoopla’s are anticipating house price growth across the country in 2021 to be around 1.0 per cent on average – this will run within a narrow range from 1.75 per cent in Scotland to just 0.5 per cent in the East of England and the North East.
Overall it’s not all doom and gloom out there, especially within the property sector. With the hope of successful mass vaccination and a rising trend in people looking to move home, as a year of homeworking has led people to re-evaluate their housing needs, there is confidence across the industry that momentum will continue into 2021.
High Demand For Sales Properties In 2020
Over the course of 2020, the number of potential buyers was the highest it has been over the past decade with an average of 403 house buyers registered per branch, compared to 320 on average throughout 2019 and the previous decade high of 379 in 2015. Looking back over the last decade, demand for housing is up by 55 per cent, from 260 per branch in 2010.
The number of properties available to buy hasn’t changed year-on-year, with an average of 39 available per branch consistently since 2018. The month of July saw the highest number of properties available this year, with an average of 43 available to buy per branch. Supply has dropped considerably over the last decade, from 63 on average per branch in 2010.
The number of sales agreed per branch throughout the year hit a decade high of 10 sales on average per month in 2020. Historically this figure has stayed consistent, only moving between seven and nine between 2010 and 2019.
The average total sales made to first-time buyers decreased by two percentage points in 2020, from 27 per cent in 2019 to 25 per cent. This figure is consistent with both 2018’s average figure of 25 per cent and the past decade’s average of 25 per cent of total sales being made to first-time buyers.
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