The ancient Greek historian, Herodotus, was known for his colourful accounts of the Greco-Persian wars, most notably the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC where 300 Spartans held off tens of thousands of Persians led by Xerxes - and arguably saved Western Civilisation in the process. You, by contrast, have been tasked to give your account of the UK property market in October, which says all you need to know about the abject banality of life today. So the usual Qs:
- Was there much demand for property and mortgages last month?
- Any sub-sectors of the property market that were particularly quiet or active, e.g. B2L, FTBs, holiday rentals?
- Is the property market going to just tick over now until the Spring?
- Could rising inflation and a potential rate rise this week cause the whole market to collapse?
As ever, keep your responses succinct and to the point. No waffle. Bonus points if you can insert the word ‘Sparta’ into your response and it gets published.