Swindon swings into top spot for new build sector

By Barrie Hudson - 5 February 2024

Business
  • Part of a Barratt development in Wichelstowe

    Part of a Barratt development in Wichelstowe

Demand for new build properties has risen by 23 percent in Swindon so far this year against the same period in 2023.

This, according to research by  new-home property website, newhomesforsale.co.uk, makes the town one of the UK’s most popular locations for home buyers. 

The website, which lists 10 new build sites in and around Swindon town centre, has also found entry prices for new builds are nearly £165,000 less in the area compared to the national property average of £284,950 as of November 2023, with prices starting from £120,000.

Of those searching for new build properties in Swindon so far this year, 70 percent are first time buyers, which the organisation says reinforces a clear and growing demand to get onto the property ladder despite the rise seen in mortgage rates.

As a result, the region is now one of the UK’s top 10 locations for new home buyers in the UK.

Website founder and director Vernon Pethard said: “In working with housebuilders and estate agents in all regions of the UK, it’s clear to see which areas are seeing the most search demand – with Swindon in a clear top 10 position in both January 2023 and 2024.

"I think the £33 million regeneration plans within the town centre, its positive transport links and more affordable entry price point puts Swindon in a strong and attractive position for prospective buyers, and particularly those working hard to jump onto the property ladder for the very first time.

"Overall, although 2023 was a difficult year for the property market, search volume and demand still remained high, so with mortgage rates starting to fall I think 2024 will prove much more positive – with Swindon set to come out as one of the UK’s leading locations.”

Established in 1998, New Homes for Sale features over 2,400 developments from national house builders, housing associations and estate agents from across the UK and has established what it describes as an unrivalled position within the new build sector.

For more information, people can visit https://www.newhomesforsale.co.uk/new-homes/wiltshire/swindon/

 

 

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