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Most ‘in demand’ seaside towns for house hunters in 2021 revealed

Bournemouth on England’s south coast is the most in-demand seaside hotspot for buyers in 2021, according to a property website.

Rightmove performed the analysis, identifying the most in-demand coastal areas as those receiving the highest number of buyer inquiries made through its website in 2021.

It also identifies Padstow in Cornwall is the leading coastal asking price hotspot this year, with the average asking price increasing by a fifth (20%) compared to last year.

The dramatic price increase as demand for beachfront property booms could make climbing the housing ladder more difficult for some.

Home prices in Padstow have increased by an average of 20% since 2020 (Martin Keene/PA)

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Morecambe in Lancashire there was a big jump in coastal buyer searches compared to last year (up 32%), followed by Blackpool (21%) and Great Yarmouth (15%).

Inner salt coat Ayrshire Meanwhile, Scotland has been named the coastal location where homes are often bought the fastest – with properties finding buyers on average in 19 days, 25 days faster than the national average. is 44 days.

Rightmove compared activity on its website between January 1 and November 24, 2021 with the same time period in 2020 to come up with the results.

Blackpool has seen a huge jump in property searches this year (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s Head of Property Data said: “After a year where coastal locations have really captured the imaginations of UK buyers, it’s exciting to reflect on the big picture at the end. year.

“In terms of average asking price growth, homeowners in Cornwall and Devon are the real winners this year, with properties in some areas well above the national average, despite This means that some locals are increasingly difficult to reach.

“The pace of the market this year has been truly amazing, seen in the time it takes to find a buyer in some areas, particularly in Scotland.

“Overall, this is the year that through the priorities of changing lifestyles, or the ability to work remotely, living in coastal areas has become possible for more buyers, which is reflected in the data we saw in this study.”

– Here are the most in-demand coastal locations in 2021, according to Rightmove’s analysis of inquiries through its website, with average asking prices followed by percentage increase in price. offering compared to 2020:

1. Bournemouth, Dorset, £317,449, 4%

2. Southampton, Hampshire, £249,053, 4%

3. Brighton, East Sussex, £461,796, 5%

4. Blackpool, Lancashire, £137,301, 8%

5. Poole, Dorset, £406,566.5%

6. Southport, Merseyside, £215,838.5%

7. Eastbourne, East Sussex, £306,546, 6%

8. Worthing, West Sussex, £354,361.6%

9. Hastings, East Sussex, £295,096, 10%

10. Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, £252,339.5%

– Here are the coastal locations with the largest average asking price increase between 2020 and 2021, according to Rightmove, with average asking price 2021 and percentage increase over 2020 :

1. Padstow, Cornwall, £658,588, 20%

2. Whitby, North Yorkshire, £254,218, 17%

3. St Ives, Cornwall, £473,161, 15%

4. Porthcawl, South Glamorgan, £307,051, 14%

= 5. Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, £173,612, 13%

= 5. Newquay, Cornwall, £317,846, 13%

= 5. Filey, North Yorkshire, £214,617, 13%

= 5. Pwllheli, Gwynedd, £222,607, 13%

= 9. Brixham, Devon, £299,127, 12%

= 9. Preston, Paignton, Devon, £303,684, 12%

– Here is the fastest coastal market in 2021 with average asking price and average time of day to sell:

1. Salt Jacket, Ayrshire, £111,419.19

2. Troon, Ayrshire, £178,666, 22

3. Westward Ho, Bideford, Devon, £297,138, 24

= 4. Ayr, Ayrshire, £161,301, 25

= 4. Kessland, Lowestoft, Suffolk, £219,538, 25

= 6. Littlehampton, West Sussex, £364,180, 26

= 6. Goring-By-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex, £396,078, 26

= 8. Marske-By-The-Sea, Redcar, Cleveland, £181,882, 28

= 8. Canvey Island, Essex, £308,261, 28

10. Weymouth, Dorset, £283,585, 29

– And here are the coastal locations with the biggest increase in coastal searches in 2021, compared to 2020 and the average asking price:

1. Morecambe, Lancashire, £164,424, 32%

2. Blackpool, Lancashire, £137,301, 21%

= 3. Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, £194,066, 15%

= 3. Swansea, Wales, £180,603, 15%

= 3. Saltburn-By-The-Sea, Cleveland, £227,611, 15%

6. Southampton, Hampshire, £249,053, 14%

7. Llandudno, Conwy, £235,316, 13%

= 8. Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, £319,587, 12%

= 8. Southport, Merseyside, £215,838, 12%

= 8. Scarborough, North Yorkshire, £191,879, 12%

https://www.independent.co.uk/money/most-indemand-seaside-towns-for-house-hunters-in-2021-revealed-b1968942.html Most ‘in demand’ seaside towns for house hunters in 2021 revealed

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