The drop in the rate on the UK’s most widely sold mortgage to a seven-year low has failed to revive lending because it’s too high to persuade borrowers to refinance when fixed-rate terms lapse, Moneyfacts said. UK banks approved 49,871 mortgages in April, 46% fewer than the monthly average of the past 15 years, according to Bank of England data.
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With rapid change in the industry, real estate agents can choose to fight for the status quo or they can evolve and adapt, HousingWire Columnist Dustin Brohm writes.
Last December, home prices climbed by 4% from the previous year, according to CoreLogic. By the end of this year, the company projects they’ll increase by 5.2%.