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The boom in UK house prices is likely to end next year as household finances become increasingly stretched, according to Halifax.

PUBLISHED BY THE GAURDIAN ON LINE 17TH DECEMBER 2021 The mortgage lender said it expected the red-hot increases in average house prices over the last two years – 8% so far this year and 6% in 2020 – to end, with growth forecast to be “broadly flat” in 2022. The Bank of England raised interest rates on Thursday for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, from 0.1% to 0.25%, and signalled further increases in the months ahead, p...

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