Confidence regained

The latest figures revealed by the Agency Express Property Activity Index show a national surge of activity in the UK property market.  Consumer confidence continues to grow which is substantiated by healthy increase of17.4% for properties coming on to the market and 15.2% on properties sold.  

Regional month on month data recorded by the Property Activity Index shows a flourishing property market in the South West with an increase on properties sold by 26.9% and an increase of properties coming on to the market by 19.3%, all in all a positive month for the region recording their best figures for March since 2009.  

 Further increases have been recorded for North West;  The Property Activity Index reports steady growth over the last 3 months for both properties sold and properties coming on to the market. The region has shown resilience to the down turns in the property market, returning consistent figures for the months of January to March over the last 3 years.  Whereas Central England reported declines in properties coming on to the market by down by 1.6% but showing resilience on properties sold up by 8.8%.

 The North East housing market has experienced an encouraging start to the year and continues to maintain its pace. The region saw the average house price rise in February from £136,969 to £142,168 which may be reflective of the 37.2% increase on properties coming on to the market and 30.6% on properties sold.

Agency Express Comments

Commenting on the latest index results, Stephen Watson, Managing Director of Agency Express said: 

The encouraging figures from this month’s Property Activity Index are reflective of the continued change in attitude and direction from financial institutions.  The measures that have been taken to open up the property market to a wider range of buyers has been one of the most positive events to occur within the market for the last 5 years.  Next month sees the first stage of the Government’s  ‘Help to Buy’  scheme being made available to those buying new-build properties in England, which will undoubtedly continue growth, however the renting population still remain trapped with 75% saying that deposits are still out of reach.  Expectations for the 2013 property market remain hopeful and with the figures reported to date by the Property Activity Index it seems that we have every reason to be.

Monthly % Changes for March 2013

% Changes for Jan - March 2013

New Listings
% Change over last 12 months vs Previous 12 months

Properties Sold
% Change over last 12 months vs Previous 12 months

New ListingsProperties Sold
Mar 13Mar 12Mar 13Mar 12
NATIONAL12.710.512.75.2
Central England-82.611.3-2.1
East Anglia15.48.317.210.5
East Midlands18.320.232.222
London0.813.26.40.2
North East24.631.742.279.2
North West12.814.910.711.6
Scotland26.38.618.4-5.9
South East182.46.17.2
South West18.22.723.8-12.9
Wales3.79.4-19.3-30.1
West Midlands10.72.4-6.1
Yorks & Humber13.328.211.629.3
New ListingsProperties Sold
Jan -
Nov 13
Jan -
Mar 12
Jan -
Mar 13
Jan -
Mar 12
NATIONAL30.124.92012.6
Central England26.99.12210.1
East Anglia28.125.226.413.2
East Midlands34.523.723.815.1
London21.923.922.611.6
North East44.33344.925.5
North West31.429.311.716.7
Scotland34.323.514.910.9
South East35.228.119.618.8
South West31.324.317.56.7
Wales30.62710-6.5
West Midlands2926.212.18.7
Yorks & Humber27.129.820.922.6
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