Richard Pike, Phoebus Software sales and marketing director, says  “Against many predictions the housing market continues apace, with these latest figures from the Bank of England showing that there is still plenty of appetite.  The first interest rate rise in December is likely to have been a major contributing factor, spurring people on to beat the next inevitable rise.    

“With the next expected interest rate rise just days away, and as our freedoms are returned, it is not unreasonable to expect this level of activity to continue.”