UK house prices soar by 5% in September as mortgage approvals hit 13-year high

UK house prices soar by 5% in September as mortgage approvals hit 13-year high

UK house prices soar by 5% in September as mortgage approvals hit 13-year high

UK house prices were up 5%, the highest growth rate in four years, in September year on year, according to the Nationwide Building Society’s lending data.

Mortgage lending also rose, reaching a 13-year high, as the property market experienced increased post-lockdown demand.

However, job loss fears and tighter mortgage lending criteria forced many young people to delay buying a property.

Activity has partly increased due to the temporary stamp duty holiday, which means no tax is paid on the first £500,000 of all property sales in England and Northern Ireland until the end of March.

However, some estate agents are saying that there is a “mixed bag” of demand, with some properties selling faster than others, for instance four-bed houses with space for a home office.

London based agents are reporting a “buyers’ market” with room for negotiation on properties for sale in the capital. Maybe the new ‘work from home’ pattern is encouraging young people to move out of city centres, where they have more space and can afford larger properties?

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