Thursday, November 20, 2008
Winter bounce !?!
Same facts as a post below this, just a slightly different spin ..."Mortgage lending rose by nearly 7% during October but it remained well down on 12 months ago, figures show. A total of £18.7 billion was advanced during the month, compared with just £17.5 billion during a "weak" September, the Council of Mortgage Lenders said. But the figure was still 44% lower than the £33.38 billion lent in October 2007, and it was also down on August's advances of £19.66 billion. Despite the increase in lending during October, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) warned that demand was likely to remain subdued due to falling house prices and the deteriorating economy. " (I do like that last sentence. A lot!)