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1,006 Properties For Sale in Coventry … is this an issue?



2017 has started with some positive interest in the Coventry property market.  Taking a snap shot of the Coventry property market for the first quarter of 2017, the picture suggests some interesting trends when it comes to the number of properties available to buy, their asking prices and what prices properties are actually selling for.


Let us first consider the number of properties for sale, compared to 12 months ago:


Type of Coventry Property Number of Properties on the Market 12 months ago Number of Properties on the Market now % change
Detached 294 258 -12%
Semi 298 318 +7%
Terraced 197 200 +2%
Flat 143 167 +17%


So when we add in building plots and other types of properties that don’t fit into the four main categories, that means there are 1,006 properties for sale today compared with 1,010 a year ago, a drop of less than 1%.


Next, Coventry asking prices, compared to the same as a year ago, are 2% higher.


With that in mind, I wanted to look at what property was actually selling for in Coventry. Taking my information from the Land Registry, the last available six months property transactions for CV2 show an interesting picture (note the Land Registry data is always a few months behind due to the nature of the house buying process and so November 2016 is latest set of data). The price shown is the average price paid and the number in brackets is the number of properties actually sold.


Jun-16 Jul-16 Aug-16 Sep-16 Oct-16 Nov-16
Detached £195,880 (5) £206,000 (2) £180,083 (6) £269,900 (5) £195,400 (5) £157,625 (4)


£145,807 (13) £164,835 (21) £162,461 (13) £160,927 (21) £142,553 (17) £162,344 (16)
Terraced £141,866 (41) £137,589 (42) £127,051 (48) £138,860 (38) £141,332 (36) £151,583 (36)
Flat £95,020












All £143,226 (64) £141,969 (73) £136,934 (70) £149,752 (72) £139,927 (65) £148,753 (61)


So what does all this mean for the property owning folk of Coventry?


Well, with a similar amount of properties on the market as a year ago and asking prices only 2% higher, those trying to sell their property need to be mindful that buyers, be they first timers, buy to let landlords or people moving up the Coventry property ladder, have much more price information about the Coventry property market at their fingertips than ever before.


Those Coventry people who are looking to sell their property in 2017, need to be aware of the risks of over pricing their property when initially placing it on the market. Over the last 12 months, I have noticed the approach of a few Coventry estate agents is to suggest an inflated asking price to encourage the homeowner and secure the property to sell on their books. The down side to this is that when offered to the market for the first time, buyers will realise it is overpriced and wont waste their time asking for a brochure. They won’t even view the property, let alone make an offer. So when the price is reduced a few months later, the property has become market stale and continues to be ignored.


Whilst the Coventry property-market has an unassailable demand for property – there is one saying that always rings true – as long as the property is being marketed at the right price it will sell.


If you want to know if your Coventry property is being marketed at the right price, send me a web link and I will give you my honest opinion.


For more information, hints & tips, please call me on 024 7650 0005.


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Heenay Joshi
Coventry Property Expert

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