Somewhat predictably the house price hike said to have been caused by buyers avoiding the stamp duty hike is now set to fall as those buy to let buyers have (temporarily) deserted the market.

The economic uncertainty surrounding possible Brexit is also being blamed.

I am not really sure why we are so obsessed with home ownership in this country (other than because we are told by politicians that that is what we should be aspiring to). However since the commercial market often follows the residential we will all have to watch this space.