Statistically Speaking

We like facts and figures here at MovingSoon HQ.

So, we decided that each month we will compile a round up of what has been happening on our site.

This will include search trends, popular properties, top locations and so on, which we will update on this blog each month.  Watch this space!


Six months has been and gone already! It’s been interesting to watch the changing trends in location searches for rental and shared ownership properties. 

So, where are the most popular locations for rental and shared ownership properties so far in 2019? 


June stats

We have broken it down into the top three rental and top three shared ownership for you below.

Top three rental locations: 

  1. Leicester
  2. Liverpool
  3. Preston

Top three shared ownership locations: 

  1. Burgess Hill
  2. Manchester
  3. Bracknell

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We think the May sunshine has brought out the seaside property search!

The beautiful south east resort of Eastbourne was our most popular location for rental properties last month.


Still in the south of the UK, Berkshire was the most sought after location for shared ownership homes in May.  

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It is always interesting to see what the trends are for our property hunters.  April was a busy period for our site, maybe now that spring has sprung, it is more appealing to get out and hunt for new homes.

We identified 3 top locations for both rental searches and shared ownership property searches this month.  Want to know where they were??

MovingSoon April top 3

Top 3 rental locations based on enquiries:

  • Newton-le-Willows
  • Broughton Astley
  • Liverpool

Top 3 shared ownership locations based on enquiries:

  • Bracknell
  • Haywards Heath
  • Stoke-on-Trent

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In March, we witnessed a surge in property searches for the Leicester area for rentals and Berkshire for shared ownership homes.

Renters have been looking for 2 bedroom flats, whilst shared ownership buyers have been hunting 3 bedroom houses, either semi-detached or rented.

We will be reviewing the trends month by month and detailing a year end report to give a forecast on what social housing will look like for 2020.

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March stats


So what impact, if any, did Valentine’s Day have on property searches?

In February MovingSoon saw that the most popular locations for property searches had shifted.

For rental properties, the most searched for location was Basingstoke in Hampsire.  For shared ownership properties, the most searched location was Burgess Hill in West Sussex.

The most popular type of searched ownership home was a three bedroom house whilst the most popular rental property this month was a two bedroom flat.

Let’s see what March has to offer!

MovingSoon Feb stats


January is famously, a busy time for property searching, with many having made the decision to look for a new home after the Christmas period.

Last month, the most popular location for affordable rental property and no deposit rent was Walsall.

Housing Association Accord, received the most enquiries for their rental properties.


Accord No deposit rent


The most popular location for affordable property to buy was Manchester.

Gecko Homes received the most enquiries in January for their shared ownership properties.


Gecko shared ownership



So, with 2018 long behind us, here are some interesting figures for you.


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