Autumn opportunity for ‘keep your nerve’ buyers as uncertainty bites again say Rightmove
  • The price of property coming to market falls by 0.2% (-£730) this month, the first fall at this time of year since 2010
  • No sign of autumn bounce yet, with signs that heightened political uncertainty is causing some to hesitate, giving a better negotiating opportunity to autumn buyers who can keep their nerve:
  • Number of sales agreed is down in all regions compared to a year ago, with the 5.5% drop a marked reversal from the +6.1% sales agreed flurry that we reported a month ago
  • Number of properties coming to market is down by 7.8% this month compared to the same period a year ago, again with all regions down on the prior year
  • Annual rate of price increase drops to just 0.2%, buoyed by the north and dragged down by parts of the south