Nationwide house price index, all about the ftbs

The overall picture’s as expected in this constipated, Brexit-petrified market… annual growth at a barely-significant 0.9%, and a 0.4% month-on-month rise. More interesting… first-time buyers are taking advantage of a slow market, with the number of mortgages then out by first-timers rising to pretty much pre-2009 levels.

Continuing low interest rates, improving employment and wages are key factors. Get your full report here.