Asking prices climb to another record high as the property market sees its busiest ever H1

House prices are being inflated by “frenzied” buying activity and a continued shortage of properties being listed for sale. There’s a 225,000 shortfall of homes for sale, estimates Rightmove; 140,000 more sales were agreed in the first half of this year, and 85,000 fewer new listings were marketed than the long-term (2014-2019) average.

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