How does a general election affect the housing market?

House transactions tend to ease off in the build up to a general election, as buyers and sellers wait to see the outcome before making a decision. Spring also tends to be a busy period for the UK housing market, with sales climbing from February through to June. The table below shows the number of…
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House buyer activity at highest levels since 2007

The latest report from Rightmove revealed that the number of property sales agreed this spring has risen to its highest level since before the financial crisis. The average purchase price has also risen by 1.1% nationally and by 2.2% in the East Midlands.     East Midlands house price changes   Avg price Apr 17…
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