Housing & Mortgage round up: House prices rise as stamp duty is attacked

Housing & mortgage round up_istockphotoWe start this week with news that house prices are rising, whilst a report reveals that homes in the UK are overvalued. We also look at a call to reform stamp duty after revelations that it will soon raise more money for the government that tobacco. House price survey #1: Nationwide In the first house price survey of the week, the Nationwide Building Society, reported “modest growth” of 0.4% during May; taking the value of the average home to £167,912. The UK’s largest building society also revealed that house ...