Report Clients Becoming Very Nervy. in House prices and the economy Posted July 13, 2009 Not working myself but i'm hearing people are someone in Swindon on a Persimmion site reckons every plot sold and more being started. I met with 2 top 10 housebuilder CEOs last week. One was proposing to do a bulk trade into a private rental fund to cut stock and deleverage. The other one confirmed that they had good sales activity because there was no private stock on the market so virtually all buyers needed to buy new. He was bearish going forwards.