Decrease in house prices will be welcomed by first-time buyers says E.Surv
Figures released yesterday from the Nationwide showed a third consecutive monthly fall in house prices, the longest sustained drop since 2009, the drop has brought down the annual growth in prices to 2.1%, its lowest level in nearly four years.
Comments from Richard Sexton, director at e.surv in reponse to the latest Nationwide HPI report:
“A decrease in house prices will be welcomed by many first-time buyers looking to take their first step onto the property ladder. First time buyers are the lifeblood of the property market and their presence allows others to move up the ladder and keep the whole market moving.
“The need for a greater supply of housing has appeared in all the political party manifestos and we hope that following the General Election these promises will acted on. As a country, we are facing a housing crisis as many buyers struggle to save up for large deposits, which in turn is putting more pressure on the widening affordability gap. To ensure market fluidity we need to see significant investment in our country’s housing stock to get more people onto the housing ladder.”