The average asking price rise for homes coming to the market in the last month has been a chunky 1.3 per cent - the same as March 2015, when the market was being fuelled by frantic purchasing of buy to let property ahead of the stamp duty surcharge deadli
Which Money? - part of the Which? consumer organisation - says its analysis of thousands of properties for sale suggests that those listed for the first time with agents on Monday is likely to sell more rapidly than those listed later in the week.
With almost every pundit predicting house prices to moderate in 2017 - perhaps even fall - it comes as some surprise that annual vales in the year to the end of February actually rose according to new figures from the Nationwide.
Housing minister Gavin Barwell has told the NAEA conference that there is no quick fix for the countryâ€™s housing shortage - and he effectively admitted his White Paper would provide a series of â€˜small adjustmentsâ€™ to help improve matters
There's bad news for the government in the form of house building targets on the eve of its long-awaited Housing White Paper - there's been a two per cent drop in new home registrations in the past year.
Gross mortgage lending reached a remarkable £246 billion in 2016 - that's 12 per cent higher than the previous year and the highest annual gross lending figure since the economic downturn began in 2008.
Brexit and wider economic uncertainties worsened by changes to property taxation have forced the Council of Mortgage Lenders to cut its forecast for next year's housing market transactions from its original 1.26m prediction to a revised 1.17m.
The latest official house price index, released by the Office for National Statistics, shows that house price growth was 6.9 per cent in the year to the end of October, down from 7.0 per cent a month earlier.