Sell your house. NOW.
Sellers are returning to the housing market in their droves, according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. They’ve been 26% busier in August compared to 16% in July. There’s also been 66% more inquiries from potential buyers last month, thanks to the government Help to Buy scheme.
All this activity is an encouraging sign, says Peter Bolton King of RICS, who said: ‘It’s not surprising that more and more people are looking to sell their homes. The buyers are out there and prices are on the up, so if you’re looking to move, it’s a good time to do so.’
The big question is – is the housing market recovery REAL or is it just a government sponsored, self inflating bouncy castle of lies? Well, surveyors are keeping a sceptical eye on this flurry of activity, wondering whether house prices will go up so much that they will simply become unaffordable.
House prices are 5.4% higher than last year, and surveyors expect house prices to keep on rising.
So polish your dado rail now and get your hovel on the market before people realise that it’s all just a bubble with Phil Spencer’s face on it, ready to pop and drown us all in a soapy river of debt. (By the way, you might want to brick up your sex dungeon before you put it on Rightmove).