Agents report the sales to stock ratio across the East Midlands is at a record high (RICS). At 3.7%, the annual rate of housing stock turnover in the East Midlands is above the UK average. Levels currently exceed 4% in the most active markets.
Although new instructions to the market have improved slightly in recent weeks, demand continues to outpace supply, placing sustained pressure on prices. Month-on-month average property prices are rising in all regions of the UK.
Year-on-year price growth across the East Midlands is substantially stronger than the 2.7% recorded this time a year ago (UKHPI). Double-digit annual price growth is evident in over half the local areas in the East Midlands.
Market activity is fast-paced. According to Rightmove, the average time taken to sell a property in the East Midlands is 44 days. The proportion of properties selling within their first week of listing is at a record high (Zoopla) and the average time taken to sell a property in the UK is nearly three weeks quicker than in April 2019 (Rightmove). Lifestyle change continues to drive demand, buyers also aided by the extension of elements of tax relief and the new 95% government-backed mortgage guarantee scheme, available on either new or resale properties.
This traditional bay-fronted, semi-detached property occupies a prime position in the sought-after village of Darley Abbey, close to Darley Park. It is an ideal family home with good primary schools close by. There is planning permission to extend if desired but as it is, the accommodation briefly comprises an entrance hallway, lounge, dining/sitting room, dining kitchen, three bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate WC. There are pleasant gardens to the front, side and rear, all fully enclosed, and a block paved driveway provides off-road parking which leads to the detached brick garage.
Wesley House is a picturesque Grade II Listed barn/stable conversion, steeped in history and retaining a wealth of original character features such as unusually high ceilings and larger than average stable doors. Updated and improved by the current owners instilling a show home quality throughout, this well-proportioned, bright and airy double-storey dwelling simply radiates style and sophistication throughout. Outside, you are greeted with an unusually spacious, beautifully manicured fully enclosed garden, and a separate south-facing courtyard-style seating area.
This historic former chapel dates back to the late 1700s and was previously owned by five generations of the same local family. The Grade II Listed property offers well-planned accommodation and features sash windows, a gas AGA, a self-contained one-bedroom apartment and stunning tiered gardens with far-reaching views over the village.
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