Bath has been named the biggest property hotspot across the UK, with increased competition pushing asking prices up by more than 15% over the last year. Across the top ten city hotpots, the average increase in asking prices is 12.6%, outpacing the current national average of 9.9%. Initially, the supply of homes available kept up with some of this surge in demand, steadying asking prices. Now there is a higher demand for places like Bath, Plymouth and Truro which has led to prices increasing majorly. Competition has more than doubled in Exeter over the last year (+110%), the biggest increase of any city. Lancaster is the second competition hotspots (+100%) and Worcester is third (+99%).
The real question is will house prices ever fall?