London is traditionally probably the most searched-for location on Rightmove, and we’ve seen the capital take the highest spot once more on the finish of 2022.
We’ve additionally seen the yr come to a detailed with the highest 5 most-searched areas equivalent to these we noticed in 2021. London, Cornwall, Devon, Bristol and Glasgow took the highest spots once more this yr.
However the hole between first and second place is widening. In 2021, we noticed a number of months the place Cornwall overtook London as probably the most search-for space, with many home-buyers looking for further area, or a life by the coast, as had been the development all through the pandemic. And on the finish of final yr, the distinction within the whole variety of searches between London and Cornwall was simply 3%. Nonetheless on the finish of 2022, this has grown to 36%.
It is because we’re seeing a return to the search developments we noticed again within the pre-pandemic market of 2019, with extra folks seeking to make strikes to cities throughout Nice Britain.
Our property knowledgeable, Tim Bannister, says: “This yr folks looking for their subsequent residence have properly and actually returned to the capital – we began to see the tide turning in the direction of the top of final yr, and all through 2022 a number of our developments available in the market have began to go again in the direction of the place they had been in 2019.”
Check out probably the most searched-for purchaser areas of 2022:
New cities enter the highest ten in 2022
Following the development of home-buyers seeking to cities to buy their subsequent residence, we’ve seen two cities enter the highest ten, that didn’t function within the 2021 record. Together with the bustling metropolis of Manchester at quantity six, the historic metropolis of Cambridge was the tenth most-searched for location of 2022.