Report published today confirms mass-market prices hit new record as upper end cools marginally

The monthly House Price Index published today by Rightmove indicates that despite a small drop in prices of the upper-end four-bedroom plus sector (where buyers can no longer benefit from larger stamp duty savings), the property market remains buoyant, characterised by a strong incentive for owners to come to market with “sell before you buy”.

“Sell before you buy is a successful tactic in fast moving markets, especially the current one where any new listings popular in both specification and location are selling in days rather than weeks . . . estate agents know the best tactics to secure the best properties, so it’s well worth sounding them out with a discussion on selling before buying”, comments Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s Director of Property Data.

  • First-time buyer properties, up by £1,328 (+0.6%) in the month
  • Second-stepper properties, up by £975 (+0.3%) in the month
  • Upper-end four-bedroom-plus sector, down by £4,699 (-0.8%) in the month

Buyer demand remains strong, suggesting an Autumn bounce in prices and seller activity.

Read Rightmove’s House Price Index report for August in full here.

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