sell or should you buy in this most interesting Neath property market?
calculated that at least 102 Neath house sellers have rented a home to break
their house chain in the last 12 months, although at a cost as they face paying
many thousands of pounds in rent.
a number of reasons behind this. One is because they cannot find another Neath
property to buy amidst a continuing shortage of new Neath properties coming to
the market. Although, there are others who have achieved such a high price for
their home they have decided to cash in and are (hopefully for them) waiting for
the Neath property market drop?
Or will it
drop? (More on that later).
selling their home have seen the…
average Neath home rise in value in the last 12 months by £9,900.
they have had to go into private renting, they have paid for that privilege in
the rent they have had to pay.
average cost of a six-month rental agreement in Neath is £4,009, meaning
accidental Neath tenants have pumped £408,956 into the Neath rental market in
the last 12 months.
unevenness between the number of properties for sale and demand for them is at
its widest since the early 2000’s. Whilst we have seen a slight improvement in
the number of properties for sale in Neath, there are still…
50% fewer homes up for sale today in Neath,
compared to August last year.
serious shortage of Neath property for sale is discouraging some hesitant Neath
homeowners from putting their property on to the housing market, anxious they
will not be able to find their next home and will be left renting.
savvy Neath homeowners are moving into a rented property as a way to navigate
the shortage of properties to buy. If you have someone offering you top dollar
for your Neath home, whilst you will have the hassle of two moves, the increase
in value of your Neath home will more than offset the rent.
you come to buy your next Neath home, you will be chain free and in pole
position to buy your ‘forever home’, rather than being overlooked for the home because
you are sold stc and burdened with a chain.
Yet this trend has made life tougher for long-term Neath tenants.
On average there were normally 30 to 40
properties available to rent in Neath on Rightmove at any one time
(pre-pandemic), today there are only 15 available
you an idea of how this has affected the Neath rental market, with heightened
demand and lower supply, demand for rental properties has grown to such an
the average rent in Neath has grown
from £668 per month a year ago to £713 per month today.
are suffering from less choice and higher rents in the Neath property rental
market, with few indications it’s going to significantly ease on the run up to
is going to happen to the Neath property market?
those of you that follow me know I regularly write about the Neath property
market in my property blog. If you would like some recent articles I have
written about the future of the local property, either drop me a line and I
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