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Market insight summer
Is the tide turning?

01 Stagflation

With inflation running at a 40-year high and economic growth slowing, the UK economy is falling into stagflation territory. But what does this mean for households and what will the Bank of England do?

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02 Focus

If there are further upward interest rate moves this year, it is likely that higher mortgage costs will start to affect house price growth. The higher rates go, the stronger likelihood that price growth will decelerate if not grind to a halt.

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03 Market Metrics

The top 10 second homes hotspots are spread across the country. Here, at least one in 10 properties are bought by someone looking for a second home.

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04 Lettings

Many people would rather not rent, but must do so because setting aside sufficientmoney for a deposit is a struggle. But thousands of others – who have enough savings to buy a home of their own - prefer the tenant lifestyle.

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05 Sales

A record 23% of the London homes that changed hands in the first five months of 2022 were sold off-market, against 21% last year, highlighting how this way of selling a property has spread beyond the smartest postcodes.

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