Why are house prices rising during a recession?

The coronavirus pandemic has damaged the UK economy and caused a recession, household incomes have decreased, and a rise in unemployment looms on the horizon as the furlough scheme is due to come to an end in October. The average house price in August this year was £245,000 ($309,853) which is up 1.6% from July and 5.2% from August 2019. This is despite the economy tanking elsewhere. So why have house prices have skyrocketed? Check out our video to find out why.