The reopening of schools in March coincided with an upsurge in the search for housing – but how much could your house be wanted?
Buyer interest in homes on the market has climbed 25% in just two months since schools reopened in March.
By Zoopla The latest research shows where buyer demand has increased the most in parts of Dorset as foreclosure restrictions ease.
This surge in home search comes as the housing market momentum saw agreed sales of one in 50 homes sold between January 1 and April 15, compared to one in 100 a year earlier.
This four bedroom property is on the market for just under £ 500,000 in Bournemouth – on Zoopla.
Weymouth and Portland saw the biggest increase in real estate interest during this period, growing 63%.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth saw the weakest growth with an 8% increase.
West Dorset (35 percent) and Poole (36 percent) also saw a sharp increase in property demand during this time.
Interest in North Dorset after the return from schools has increased by 18%.
1 and 2 bedroom apartments
First-time buyers and empty nesters seem to be driving demand for one and two bedroom apartments.
Apartments have seen a peak of interest, especially in the New Forest, as they offer suburban and city living at a relatively low cost.
With average prices below £ 250,000 for apartments, they are likely to appeal to first-time buyers.
Two and three bedroom houses
This three bedroom property in Weymouth is on the market for £ 430,000 – read more about Zoopla.
Two- and three-bedroom properties in areas where prices are below their regional average saw the greatest increase in interest from potential buyers.
While homes of this size remain in high demand across Britain, the resort town of Scarborough has seen interest from potential buyers skyrocket by 142%.
Demand for two and three bedroom homes in picturesque Weymouth and Portland on the Jurassic Coast, where homes cost an average of £ 235,000, 15% below the regional average, has jumped 115%.
Four- and five-bedroom houses
Demand for four- and five-bedroom homes is fueled by the continued search for space, with increasing interest from buyers in rural or coastal areas.
With easy access to London and a range of outstanding Ofsted-rated schools, Cambridge led the way with demand rising 182%.
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