Housing Market Forecasts 2020

Introduction

The housing market has bounced back from the lockdown freeze. But this recovery may not be sustained as unemployment rises.

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Economic Backdrop

The economy has taken a hit this year, but the real effects will not be felt until 2021.

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The Mortgage Market

Lenders are more cautious, but low interest rates will support the market over the next few years.

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Sales Market Review

The post-lockdown bounceback has been robust across the regions.

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House Price Forecasts

The economic disruption caused by the coronavirus will pull the housing market from its longer-term growth trajectory in 2020 and 2021.

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Transaction Forecasts

As the economy recovers transactions will rise gradually, surpassing the average of the last five-years by 2022.

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Rental Market Review

There is limited scope for rental growth.

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Rental Forecasts

Rents to underperform house prices this year.

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