“There is a clear appetite out there to buy”

In this edition of MITV, John Doughty, chapter managing director of Just Mortgages, provides an update on how the industry is faring in 2024. Doughty admits that he might have been a bit “doom and gloom” if questioned about the market last autumn but, with inflation falling, he says this year has felt more positive. “It feels that there is a clear appetite out there to buy,” Doughty tells Mortgage Introducer. “There’s customers that want to get on the property ladder.” Challenges have persisted though, he says - particularly the instability of the market.