A hefty drop in lending has been reported for April, with the effects of the reintroduction of stamp duty kicking in.
Buyers had been given a holiday from the tax to try and get the housing market moving and encourage first time buyers into the market.
Experts were warning today that we are likely to see any positive news about the property market levelling off in the near future, with the potential for a sharp downturn on the horizon.
With the Eurozone crisis looking more and more perilous on a daily basis, a significant worsening of the crisis would have a damaging knock on effect for the UK’s market.
Sellers are likely to struggle to offload properties as the demand will simply not be there.
This is bad news if you were hoping for a quick house sale. The value of your property will take a hit, so it may be worth attempting to wait out the crisis, if you have the time to spare.
Equally, buyers need to be aware of excessive mortgage rates if they’re considering investing in a property.