The mortgage figures released today, which showed that lenders enjoyed their strongest month since October 2008, are the latest numbers that point to a housing market revival.
- Last week, a report by the Council of Mortgage Lenders showed that first-time buyers have risen to the highest levels since 2007.
- House prices are rising at their fastest rate since 2006, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
- Asking prices on flats have also reached an all-time high, property search website Rightmove reported yesterday.
- They also found that prices in London are up by 10% compared with a year ago as confidence flows back into the market.
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