When demand massively outpaces supply, what does the future hold in the UK’s housing market?
The United Kingdom has been in the news a lot lately due to recent political events in the country. The housing market has started to boom, and demand is starting to outpace supply in a lot of areas. This is bad news for buyers who are looking to make a purchase. As a general rule, when demand is more than supply this results in an increase in prices. The housing market in the United Kingdom has already experienced an increase in prices over the past couple of years. Young people are having to live with parents or rent an apartment for long periods of time.
Buying a Home
Buying a home is a complicated process. A lot of people struggle with borrowing enough money to make the purchase. There are many people who must go to several banks before qualifying for a loan. The good news is that interest rates in the United Kingdom are historically low. If you can qualify for a loan, your monthly payment will be lower than it would be with a higher interest rate. The problem is finding a house on the market to buy. Demand is so much higher than the supply that many homes are selling within a day of hitting the market. This is bad news for buyers who are looking to get a good deal on a home.
Many homes have dramatically increased in value over the past year. As the market demand continues to go up, this trend will only continue. Anyone who is looking to find a deal on a home is going to be disappointed. With so many buyers, bidding wars often happen for a good property. If this trend continues, many starter homes in the United Kingdom are going to become unaffordable for the general population. Over the long term, this is not good news for young people who are trying to buy a home.
With all of the economic uncertainty in Great Britain, no one knows what the future holds. The value of the British Pound dropped dramatically on the recent news, and this hurts some business owners in the country. There may be a temporary housing crash that buyers can take advantage of by purchasing a home. However, there are so many buyers that demand is still much higher than the supply. Home prices will continue to increase until more homes come on the market. It will be interesting to see what happens over the next couple of months.