Latest housing market data reveals an ‘astonishing’ and continued surge in stock levels and a boom in sales despite gloomy news from the rest of the economy.Rightmove says the frenzy of activity is most intense in London’s SE commuter towns where some agents are experiencing double the number of listings compared to the same time last year.And despite this, the portal says demand for homes is outstripping supply, which it pins squarely on the stamp duty holiday.Harlow in Essex (pictured) has seen the largest surge in instructions with listings up 121% compared to the same time last year.It is followed by Hertford (+113%), Wickford (+105%), St. Albans (+ 100%) and East Grinstead (up 98%), towns that are all within a 70-minute train commute of Central London.Nationally, demand has risen by 61% compared to the same period last year, while the top performing regions are the South East (+74%), and East of England (+72%).Across all regions the percentage growth in demand is outstripping the growth in new supply.Almost 94,000 new listings were brought to market across London, the South East and East of England between 8th July and 16th August, which is over 31,000 more than the same period in 2019.Jake Latch (left), sales negotiator at Reyland Johnson Estate Agents in Harlow, says: “The stamp duty holiday has been absolutely massive for the Harlow market and we’ve been ridiculously busy over the past few weeks.“We’ve been rushed off our feet since the market reopened but I don’t think we ever expected to be this busy.”Andy Soloman, CEO of Yomdel (right), says: “When looking at the crazy levels of activity you can only say astonishing so many times before it becomes boring, but I’ll say it just once more: ‘Astonishing’.“We have the perfect storm of good intent here, with people swarming across estate agent websites, they are motivated and they want good agents to help them, but there are some real challenges.”Read more about Rightmove.jake latch Rightmove Andy Soloman Yomdel August 26, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » ‘Astonishing’ August surge doubles listings in many SE commuter towns previous nextHousing Market‘Astonishing’ August surge doubles listings in many SE commuter townsRightmove says some postcodes feature 120% more homes for sale than a year ago but that demand is still outstripping supply.Nigel Lewis26th August 20200710 Views
Jam Cruise 17 will take place from January 15th to 21st in 2019, returning to the Norwegian Jade for stops in Belize City, Belize, and Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico. This year, the beloved multi-day music cruise made serious waves in the jam community with its announcement that it would be expanding to six days and three port stops. With anticipation at an all-time high, today, Jam Cruise has announced its special sets for the upcoming 2019 edition.For Jam Cruise’s renowned Jam Room, the late-night all-star improvisational sessions, the 2019 hosts will be long-standing Jam Room staple and Meter bassist George Porter Jr., New Orleans trombonist and bandleader Big Sam, Motet drummer and bandleader Dave Watts, Los Angeles soul singer Kelly Finnigan, TAUK drummer Isaac Teel, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe trumpeter Chris Littlefield.In the atrium, Ivan Neville, Melvin Seals, Zach Gill, Rob Marscher, and Chris Spies will all host intimate, stripped-down sets. As for the Jazz Lounge, special performances will be hosted by Alan Evan, Erica Falls, and Erik Deutsch. Notably, Jam Cruise will also be introducing a new lounge this year dubbed the “Pickin’ Lounge,” where bluegrass-oriented jam sessions will be hosted by Leftover Salmon‘s Vince Herman and Fruition‘s Mimi Naja.Finally, Jam Cruise also announced a number of other special sets scheduled for across the six-day cruise. These sets include a tribute to The Band and all-star reggae collective and side project Natural Selectah featuring Congo Sanchez in addition to performances by Daniel Rodriguez (solo), Lyle Divinsky (solo), Thorn-Stickley Duo, and The Whole Other.These special sets augment Jam Cruise 17’s artist lineup, which is headed by Umphrey’s McGee, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Kamasi Washington, Khruangbin, and Hot Tuna Electric with Steve Kimock. Jam Cruise will also see performances by Leftover Salmon, The Motet, ALO, Turkuaz, Spafford, Fruition, TAUK, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Melvin Seals & JGB, Andy Frasco & The U.N., The Nth Power, SunSquabi, The Porter Trio, Matador! Soul Sounds, Toubab Krewe, Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino, Monophonics, Southern Avenue, Jon Stickley Trio, Magicgravy, Star Kitchen, The Sweet Lillies, Nathan Moore, Everyone Orchestra, DJ Soul Sister, and Subset in 2019.Given the event’s focus on jams, the cruise will be hosting a number of special all-star supergroups, including Dragon Smoke, a band featuring Ivan Neville, Robert Mercurio, Eric Lindell, and Stanton Moore, as well as The Cleaners, a group featuring Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Marcus King, Kevin Scott, and Deshawn Alexander. Special guests, who will be offering their talents in the form of frequent sit-ins and hosting special jam sessions, include Skerik, Big Sam, Roosevelt Collier, Daniel Rodriguez, Leslie Mendelson, and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer.For more information, head to JamCruise.com.