Report ONS : UK House Price Index: August 2021 in House prices and the economy Posted 12 hours ago We handed the keys back to our rental last week, and she said we were lucky to be able to buy a house. In this area, rural West Sussex with a 1.5 hour commute if you include drive to station and parking, detached houses for sale have 20 viewings within a day of listing. That is now. That is what the agent said with nothing to gain. I see houses like the one we bought in March going for 10% more than we paid now, and selling in a week. For the right kind of home the market is still nuts. There are a large group of people who live in London who didn’t rush to buy in the country, and waited to see how WFH would pan out who are now being granted full or part time WFH and will now move.