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Increase number of housemovers

The number of people moving home has hit its highest level since the financial crisis, nearly 175,000 buyers took their next step on the UK housing ladder in the first half of 2016 - thats close to the 2008 level when 179,800 people moved home over the same six month period. And, thats also 48% up on the market low in 2009, when there were just 117,900 homeowners in the first half of the year, according to Lloyds Bank. The cost of moving up the housing ladder has soared. According to Zoopla, homeowners forked out 38% more for a UK property in the first six months of 2016 than they would have done five years ago.