World Cup im­pacts on sales fig­ures

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

The hous­ing mar­ket in York­shire stalled slightly in June, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est Agency Ex­press Prop­erty Ac­tiv­ity In­dex.

The lat­est re­sults show that the num­ber of monthly house sales in the re­gion fell in June by 0.8 per cent, com­pared to a 5.3 per cent de­crease na­tion­ally.

Stephen Wat­son, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Agency Ex­press, says: “The height­ened in­ter­est in the World Cup and the num­ber of games shown live seems to have af­fected home­buy­ers’ de­ter­mi­na­tion to close the deal on their prospec­tive prop­er­ties.

“With in­ter­est rates still at record low lev­els and house prices hav­ing sta­bilised, we can ex­pect to see house sales con­tinue to grow in July be­fore the hol­i­day sea­son kicks in.”

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