The average local market house now costs more than half a million pounds and the average flat almost £300,000.
Sales activity rebounded in the second quarter of this year following the slow start to 2021 as a result of the island's second lockdown. The latest conveyancing statistics have been compiled by Unusualities of Guernsey.
Figures reveal that there were 306 Local Market transactions between April and June, made up 236 houses and 70 flats – nearing quarterly highs of Q3 and Q4 last year when 318 and 362 sales took place respectively.
It means for the six months to the end of June, there have been 480 Local Market transactions, with the median price (realty only) for the 376 houses sold so far this year currently standing at £536,250, up from £498,625 for the same period last year.
The median price of the 104 Local Market flats sold in the first six months of 2021 is £294,938, up by almost 20% from the £248,625 recorded last year.
"There remains plenty of demand for both the Local and Open Markets, and we continue to see properties selling for, or even above, their full asking price," said Jason Morgan, who heads up Carey Olsen's Property Department.
In terms of activity, it was a similar story for the Open Market.
In total, there have now been 57 Open Market transactions so far in 2021, with a median price of £1,361,250, which is down from the £1,742,813 for the same period last year. The seven Open Market flats sold so far in 2021 have an average price of £1,534,535.
"It will be particularly interesting to monitor the level of interest we are seeing there, after what was already a record-breaking 2020," said Mr Morgan.
"Guernsey, notwithstanding the pandemic and perhaps in some ways because of it, has never been a more attractive place to live or relocate to."
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