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Interest rate cut could help cushion housing market

Published by Willmotts Chartered Surveyors on 18th March 2020 -

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Interest rates have been cut to 0.25% in a bid to shore up the economy amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. This is the first time since the financial crisis that the Bank of England has announced an emergency move.
Low interest rates may well help cushion the housing market in the months ahead. Over 70% of homes are purchased with a mortgage.
According to data from the Bank of England, activity in the mortgage market is currently at a four-year high and mortgage rates are increasingly competitive on the high street.
In 2008, interest rates were cut for six consecutive months, falling from 5% in September 2008 to 0.5% in March 2009. Low interest rates helped the property market rebound throughout 2009.

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Shahid Sadiq

Willmotts is a firm of RICS regulated chartered surveyors, est. 1856. Providing an award winning, Complete Property Service from Hammersmith in West London and beyond.

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