-6.2 on previous index reading
The Housing Pulse stood at 78.3 in January 2020, down 6.2 on last month’s reading. Households in all regions pared back their expectations for future house price gains this month, though the balance of positive and negative responses remained in the black across the board. The data also show that one in ten is planning on buying or building a property in the coming year. This month’s survey was carried out before the general election campaign got underway so it remains to be seen what impact the political parties’ policy proposals have on price expectations and housing demand.