The UK's mortgage lending data, in such a flippin' freezing country, is of course, highly seasonal.
But, the property market is not freezing: it is hot, and getting hotter.
Gross mortgage lending was up to £15.4 billion in March, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. This is 4% higher than February’s gross lending total and 33% higher than March last year (£11.6 billion).
Gross mortgage lending for the first quarter of this year was therefore an estimated £46.3 billion. This represents a 37% increase on the first quarter of 2013 (£33.8 billion).
In other words, the property market is absolutely flying.
Remember that this follows on from the employment market hitting a record high of 30.4 million.
And as I tried to blog the day, but got my blinkin' charts mixed up, the UK unemployment rate is below 7% for the first time in 5 years.
The UK economy is at last beginning to stand on its own two feet, wages are outpacing inflation which has receded to only 1.6%.
What does this all mean? Property markets are heading northwards sharply, but buyers needed to be ready and prepare for interest rate hikes - and it's sure been a long time between drinks!
As a benchmark, a Bank of England base rate of 2.00% is not out of the question by the end of 2015.