Housing round up: Interest rates remain unchanged, but don’t expect house price rises in 2012

Housing & mortgage round upThe Bank of England kept interest rates on hold last week, however despite unprecedented low interest rates the housing market is still subdued, hampered by tight mortgage lending criteria and nervousness about job security. Falling Bank Base Rate 8 October 2008: 4.5% 6 November 2008: 3.0% 4 December 2008: 2.0% 8 January 2009: 1.5% 5 February 2009: ...