-2.8 on previous index reading
The Housing Pulse gave up some ground in June 2018, coming in at 113.8. This was down 2.8 on last month but broadly unchanged on a year ago. Expectations remain in firm positive territory however, with 76% of survey respondents expecting house prices to increase in the next 12 months and 73% expecting rents to go up. Rising prices and the cost of renting are at the top of the worry list for younger households and may be influencing the higher incidence of savings among this cohort – almost nine in ten 16-29 year olds are planning on putting money aside in the next 12 months.