UK Housing

UK Housing Market Focus

14 March, 2019

Can house prices boom again?

In recent decades, falling mortgage interest rates have allowed home buyers to borrow more relative to their incomes. But that support for house prices has now been exhausted. Indeed, our long-run interest rate view is consistent with a moderate fall in the average loan-to-income ratio. That suggests house prices are unlikely to sustain a growth rate of above 3% per-year for the foreseeable future.

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