UK Housing

UK Housing Market Focus

3 February, 2017

Could housing be the weak link in 2017?

Our economic forecasts point to a supportive backdrop for the housing market in 2017. Nevertheless, there are three potential risks facing the market. These are an interest rate shock, a shift in the behaviour of investors and a London-led correction. On balance, we believe these risks – while not negligible this year – pose a rather bigger risk to house prices in 2018 or perhaps 2019.

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