Report Going back to the buyer to ask for more money... in House prices and the economy Posted December 20, 2021 Thanks for all the replies everyone. The prospect of selling and going into rented is terrifying in the current market, so that is a non-starter. Buying first, makes sense, but I just don't have enough cash available to be able to do that. Buying the next house is a stretch, even when including the equity from the current one! I'll just have to wait around and keep hoping something comes up and, if not, I'll stay put. It's not the house I want to be in long-term, but it's definitely affordable and already decorated and kitted out to my taste. Let's see if the 15 bps base rate has any impact, although I suspect it won't make a difference.