A brief candid view of the housing market in 2021 looking ahead to 2022

Our Residential Sales Director Tony Wing considers changes in the housing market as 2021 draws to a close.

It was only as recently as the early 1970’s that just over 50% of homes in the UK had central heating installed. Now, just 42 years later, our fridge-freezers can tell us when we are out of fish fingers! The march of change in materials, technology and taste is as relentless as life itself.

As we look forward to the New Year we all share in the sorrow that the last two years have brought to so many. We also face significant social and economic challenges during this post Brexit, post-pandemic period and, down-the-line, post-fossil fuel era when gas-fired heating will go the same way as gas-fired lighting.

The property market has also seen enormous changes in the past few years, and it will continue to do so as it steadily moves from white-hot, Covid-affected panic buying to what will, according to many forecasts, be a more considered mood in the New Year.

The market is in constant flux, just as individuals’ personal circumstances are. Buying a home at any stage of life is usually a thrilling event – if somewhat nerve-racking at times. Moving is often borne of new independence or marriage, cohabitation, birth, career success, fulfilled ambition, or even a fresh and exciting chapter brought on by empty nest relocation.

Whatever changes happen in 2022 we hope they will be good for you, and we stand ready to spread the joy of helping people into a new home and a joyous new chapter of their lives.

At Robert Bell & Company we would like to wish you a Happy Christmas and a very prosperous New Year!


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