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Rightmove records busiest day as housing demand spikes

LATEST NEWS | 05.06.2020

There are more signs that the housing market is bouncing back as Rightmove recorded their busiest day ever last week.

There are more signs that the housing market is bouncing back as Rightmove recorded their busiest day ever last week.

The property website announced that it received six million visits last Wednesday, which was 18% above the figure it recorded on the same day last year.

Lockdown seems to be driving demand

May has been a positive month for the housing market as it opened up after effectively being closed since the start of lockdown in March. Virtual viewings and valuations have allowed the market to continue whilst adhering to the lockdown and social distancing measures that are still in place. And lockdown has appeared to increase demand for homes in more rural locations, as according to Rightmove, postcodes in Kent, Cornwall and Bournemouth have seen the biggest spikes in demand.

And whilst it would have been fairly accurate to assume that people may have been reluctant to buy or sell in this climate, Rightmove revealed that more than 5% of those visiting its website were people who had no plans to move prior to lockdown, but had changed their mind during the period.

However, the number of sales being agreed is taking some time to recover, with the figure still 47% down on the same time last year as the industry deals with a backlog and gets back to full capacity.

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