Ask an Expert: Nick Wearmouth - Your Weekly Local Property Market Review (2nd July)

Story posted: 02.07.20

This week we would like to share with you how the market has fared locally during the first full month back in the offices, since the government lockdown measures were relaxed.  Activity levels have been quite simply astonishing with business activity at levels we have not seen since before the Brexit referendum in 2016. To provide you with a transparent perspective we would like to share with you some of our numbers. 

Through June, we have seen new buyer interest soar across the group with 720 new buyers registering to find a home with us.  We have been entrusted to bring to the market 140 new properties. These have led to 1300 physical viewings taking place with thousands more virtual viewings across the month. This has generated 450 new offers for our clients to consider, resulting in 110 new sales being agreed! 

The housing market is driven by confidence and there can be no doubt when analysing the numbers in our local area, sentiment is exceptionally positive. We now enter a critical period as the lockdown measures ease further and consumer confidence in the wider economy will play a key part in how the country recovers from the pandemic. This week the chief economic advisor at the Bank of England commented that early data indicated that we will see a strong V shaped recovery. This will of course, depend on the R rate remaining under control and the suppression of a second wave of the virus returning in the latter part of the year.

As ever, contact our team of experts, who will be delighted to discuss any of the fantastic new homes listed this week or to share expertise and focused advice on how we can best help you achieve your property aspirations in these extraordinary times.

Property of the Week; including 360 virtual tour:

Milton Road, Harpenden – Guide Price £1,850,000

Built in 1890, this five-bedroom detached family home is a classic example of late Victorian housing.  Arranged over four floors, the accommodation is generous with many of the original period details having been retained.  The home is complemented by a garden that extends to 170 ft. This fine property offers a unique opportunity to buy a slice of Harpenden's history. To view a 360 virtual tour of this beautiful family home, click here.

Contact 01582 461166 or email: salesharp@ashtons.co.uk for more information.


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Alice Boulger

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Everyone was great from start to finish. Liam and Louise have been amazing! Louise was and is an absolute sweetheart.

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Dirk Matthysen

Property Management were outstanding, every person I've dealt with is professional and helpful

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Kate MacKay

The house was very warm & welcoming. Alexander presented the house very professionally. This is the most Covid-secure viewing we have had & we have...

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