Saturday, Jul 22, 2006

More surveys about confident FTBs but are they buying?

thisismoney.co.uk: New buyers happy to haggle

FIRST-time buyers are feeling increasingly confident about the property market, with nearly half saying they would not offer the full asking price straight away, a survey showed today.

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1. Stefan said...

Who in their right mind would offer the full asking price on a property straightaway, regardless of what the market's doing? Very strange.

Saturday, July 22, 2006 04:21PM Report Comment
 

2. markd said...

So 50% would offer the asking price straight away? No wonder we have a problem.

Saturday, July 22, 2006 04:51PM Report Comment
 

3. inbreda said...

"Around 43% of people looking to buy their first home said they would risk offering less than the asking price"

Risk? It's hardly a risk. I doubt if many buyers miss out on a house just because their first offer is below asking price. And can someone please explain to me how a situation where buyers are offering less than the asking price - presumably because they don't think the asking prices are fair or realistic, or they think that the prices will come down - can be described as having confidence in the market?

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