Higher rates on the horizon
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In its eagerly anticipated decision on interest rates, the Bank of England's rate-setting monetary policy committee (MPC) unanimously voted to leave rates at 0.5%.
Bank rate rise: duck for cover?
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The recent rise in the Bank of England?s base rate from 0.25% to 0.5% had been widely predicted. Some lenders had already raised their rates before the announcement, and others swiftly followed suit.
House prices defy expectation
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After the initial shock of the Brexit result in June, there is a growing consensus amongst surveyors and estate agents that the housing market is recovering. The Royal Institute of Chartered Accountants (RICS) reported that 12% more of its members had noted house prices rising rather than falling in August, up from 5% in July.
Funding dilemmas
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The post-Brexit property market is proving to be unpredictable with all involved taking precautionary steps to guard themselves against any potential longer-term fallout. Following three years of growth the housing market had already been slowing in the months leading up to the referendum. The result certainly did not improve its fortunes. Perhaps unsurprisingly in the aftermath of the referendum result, the FT reported that homebuyers were now ?assessing the potential impact of the vote on house prices?.
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