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April 15, 2008

“Recession virgins” lose sleep over property prices


by Gill Montia
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Financial website, Fool.co.uk, is continuing to track the psychological condition of so called “recession virgins”, as the credit crisis continues.

According to Fool’s latest piece of research, around 23% of 24 to 34-year-olds are losing sleep over the prospects for the housing market.

In the past three months, nearly 17% of respondents to the survey said they had been making regular enquiries about the value of their home.

Meanwhile, 13% had cancelled plans to move and 56% were putting off the desire for a new property until the credit crunch has blown itself out.

However, the 13% of “recession virgins” who are risk-takers thought they might choose to enter the housing market because prices are falling.

Latest news on the UK property market promise a full initiation for the “virgins”.

The Halifax house price index dropped 2.5% in March and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors reckons housing market confidence is at a thirty year low.

Meanwhile, the Council of Mortgage Lenders is predicting that the value of home loans could be cut by 50% this year, if the Bank of England fails to pitch in with more cash.

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