The strong local housing market continues

Friday, April 23, 2021


Across our local area of The Holme & Colne Valleys & Huddersfield, activity in the housing market remains strong. 

Buyer demand is at its highest for a decade, mainly due to a very low Bank of England base rate, coupled with short lived stamp duty exemptions, and now UK Government backed deposit incentives for first time buyers.

If you are thinking of placing your property on the market this coming year, you can be sure of achieving the best price ever.  That said, there are still hundreds of houses that have been on sale for more than six months, so the market does still command respect when setting the initial asking price.

Village life is becoming more important once more.  People are moving out of the cities into the towns where there is access to community, to local schools, to shops and support services.  Local country walks and scenery are high on the list too. 

The attraction of our area to city dwellers is becoming more and more relevant, as digital connectivity improves and more people work from home rather than travelling into an office setting.

At Belong, we are able to advertise our clients’ houses far and wide.  We use the largest property portals to attract the widest possible audience, as well as using local social media platforms to connect with those buyers looking to move within the area.  Our 3D models and virtual reality tours really fire up the enthusiasm of buyers before a viewing too, so we have less wasted time.

We called our business Belong, as we like to see ourselves as a business that belongs to the community, providing a more personal service with every viewing accompanied, so that our clients don’t have to break from their day to show people around, and we are available 7 days a week too.

So, if you do plan to move this year, please do keep in touch, we would love to keep you up to date with the state of the market.



James White AssocRICS, Managing Director