Housing demand outweighs supply

Analysis from Hamptons International has found there are now an average of eight buyers to every home seller. Hamptons says this imbalance shows no sign of changing as the spring market moves closer and many sellers hold back from putting their properties on the market until suitable alternative homes become available. The London property market has seen a 38% increase in registered buyer numbers so far this year compared with 2006, while the stock of properties available to Hamptons’ vendors is down by 50%.