Turbulence ahead?

Housing Market

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Current conditions in the housing market suggest it is the perfect time for borrowers to take out mortgage protection, yet sales remain slow. Edward Murray looks at the reasons for this malaise

Like an aeroplane coming in to a stormy airport, the housing market briefly touched down last year, before aborting the landing and heading back to the skies to try again. Many felt the market would be able to stabilise, but the latent momentum still held in the market has seen it outperform any of the forecasts made at the beginning of the year and given rise to murmuring concerns for the future. Sales of mortgage payment protection insurance (MPPI) have also been through turbulent times, and there is much debate on how the protection and mortgage markets can continue to combine. Looki...

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