Growth In Demand In Manchester Properties

Growth in demand in Manchester properties

17 Aug 2019

Manchester Properties

In the capital city, unaffordability has created a barrier for buyers. The reports by 69% of the real estate agents find the homes selling over £1m are now available for less than the asking price. The number of buyer’s inquiries in the last month increased but the newly agreed sales have declined – as per RICS. The markets in the North East and West Midlands are showing positive growth in agreed sales. The lettings market demand for tenants and homes has increased to the highest since 2016, but the number of property listed for rent is continuing to drop and this imbalance hit the supply-demand ratio creating a growth in rental expectations, which can be over 25% - the most elevated in the last twelve quarters.

Manchester real estate markets continue to grow where tourism has been the most valuable for the city where more than 1 million international visitors come each year of the 2.4 million in Britain. The report by property seller JLL states the market in Manchester is booming and there has been a spike in demand where almost 117 percent rise in people moving to the apartments was reported in July 2019. The capital city has been unable to meet the requirements of young buyers who are shifting to the northern cities, and now the buyers in the north shore are also facing un-affordability.  

Why Manchester?

The key attractions of Manchester are not just affordability - the growing number of job opportunities, transportation links, basic amenities in the accessible range, and educational institutions has led to a growth in demand in the short- term rental markets and the tourism sector in the city is worth investing. The council has identified regions in the east and north of the city where the demand for visitors’ accommodation is high. The report by Developer Lovell first claimed hundreds of homes have been transformed in the city and it completed £80million projects which were bought for short-term rentals. Long term developments in housing supplies, health, and neighborhood have become the most important attractions of the city where the local property managers take care of the homes bought by investors. They manage the check-in processes and guests when the owners of the homes are not in the city.

A report Property Solvers found it takes, on an average, 17.03 weeks to sell property in Manchester. The firm analyzed 1,102 property in the time duration between May 2018 and May 2019.  It tracked the property posted on the Rightmove website and HM Land registry where it found the postcodes with M9, M13, M45 and M 23 hosted some of the fastest-selling properties, taking, on an average, 11 to 14 weeks to sell.

Analysts state the markets in the UK are facing issues created by unstable political conditions. The BoE rates are at an all-time low and the analysts are unable to provide an exact idea of which way the markets may move in future but some believe the sellers should wait till October end to put their property on sale.

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