More countries see house prices begin to fall

The average house price across 56 countries and territories increased by 4.7% in the year to 30th June, reports Knight Frank, in a Global House Price Index that “offers a glimpse into the impact of Covid-19.”

Mapped: Britain’s hottest property sales markets

375 of the 378 local authorities across the UK saw more agreed sales this Summer than last, says Savills, with both London’s commuter zone and more rural locations seeing sharp rises in property market activity.

Summer sales spike borne out in BoE mortgage data

66,300 mortgages were approved in July, according to the Bank of England. That’s the highest since February, a 66% jump from the previous month (39,900 in June), and comes in pretty close to the level seen in July of last year.