The housing market starts to sputter

This week we return to one of our readers’ favourite topics – UK house prices. Regular contributor Jonathan Compton looks at the state of the British residential property market and concludes that we’re heading for trouble.

There’s a reason why house prices are such a perennial topic of conversation in Britain and a regular fixture on these pages – it’s because the market seems to be in a near-permanent state of overexcitement. Prices corrected drastically after the 2008 financial crisis, but in most parts of the country they have returned to pre-crash levels, and in [...]


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