Motgages in UK

Mortgage: Due to consistently strong inflation, house prices are projected to drop by 10% over the next two years.

A credit rating firm has predicted that UK property prices would drop down by 10% over the next two years.

According to Moody’s, excessive inflation and a rise in lending rates will have a direct impact on the housing market.

The current economic climate will “trigger a correction” in housing values.

According to Moody’s Investor Service, “persistently high inflation and the recent spike in lending rates will trigger a correction in the UK (Aa3 negative) housing market.”

In the United Kingdom, inflation was 8.7 percent in April, casting doubt on predictions of a more significant price drop.

In March, the CPI was 10.1 percent.

Recent inflation figures caused a rise in market interest rates.

Investors were forced to price in more rises in borrowing prices ahead of the Bank of England’s projected raise.

Moody’s also cautioned that a bigger decrease in home values of roughly 21% might have serious consequences for the UK economy.

According to the research, “the UK sovereign would enter a six-quarter recession in the second half of 2023.”

“Unemployment would reach 6% by the end of 2024, remaining below its peak during the global financial crisis.”

The property market has been in turmoil since ex-Prime Minister Liz Truss and former Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng presented their mini-Budget last October.

Mortgage rates increased as a result of the mini-Budget.

However, many analysts predict a drop in house values this year as the Fed’s interest rate rises translate into higher mortgage payments.

Halifax and Nationwide house price indices indicated year-on-year decreases for the first time since 2012.

According to a Reuters survey released last week, economists and real estate professionals believe house prices would decrease by 3% this year before plateauing in 2024.

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