Moving home: what can we expect in 2022?

Will 2022 be your year to move? Whether you’re just starting to search for your new home, or you’ve been looking for a while, the good news we’re already starting to see more available properties for you to choose from. In fact, we saw the highest number of new sellers that we have ever recorded on Boxing Day on Rightmove.

So, with a huge number of home-hunters looking to move this year, what can we expect from the 2022 housing market? Some trends in the property market have changed for the long-term, while other changes are already reverting back to what we were seeing before the first lockdown period. Take a look.

There will be more homes for buyers to choose from

Buyers will already be starting to see fresh opportunities. Seller numbers were up by 21% compared to Boxing Day the year before, as homeowners looking to move decided to take advantage of the post-Christmas buyer surge.

“This group of sellers may have held back last year due to the frantic market, but are now seeing it as their time to take action and have taken advantage of the high number of prospective buyers searching for their next home over the holidays,” said our property expert Tim Bannister. Read more from Rightmove….