Helen Nugent

Encouraging news for homeowners but motorists will not be happy

House prices have grown faster than predicted, The Telegraph reports, despite concerns that buyers would hold back ahead of this month’s EU referendum and a lull in the market after the buy-to-let-surge earlier in the year.

The annual rate of growth in May was 9.2 per cent, unchanged since April, according to Halifax. Prices had been expected to rise 8.9

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