It’s a sellers market.

 The acute shortage of properties for sale, especially family homes are keeping the local market and prices buoyant. It has been the family house market where we have seen the strongest competition between purchasers especially for those homes in premium residential roads close to good schools, parks and outdoor spaces. The flat market remains more challenging due to the continued shortage of first time buyers. Many potential purchasers are resigned to renting due to a shortage of available properties to buy, along with the inescapable fact that some are finding it difficult securing mortgage finance and finding the high deposits required by lenders.