Investing in property

Why you shouldn’t buy London property

If you’re thinking of investing in property in London, please think again.

A property price crash in London is imminent. And it could leave you seriously out of pocket.

‘London’s Pending Property Crash,’ is a free, exclusive investment briefing that will alert you to the dangers ahead.

Simon Popple
Metals and Miners


Top articles on property

House fraud: how to protect your home

Instances of people having their homes stolen are increasing. Natalie Stanton explains how the scam works, and how you can stay safe.

Commercial property: should you join the rush for the exits?

In February, investors pulled more cash from commercial property funds than in any month since 2008. Natalie Stanton investigates why.

House prices: supply is not the problem

It might appear that a shortage of new houses to blame for Britain’s high house prices. But that’s not the real reason, says Edward Chancellor.

UK house price indices

The Halifax and Nationwide indices are based on each lender's mortgage approvals, and exclude cash sales. Both are 'seasonally-adjusted', reflecting the fact that the market is slower in winter and busier in spring.

The Rightmove index is based on sellers' initial asking prices, not transaction prices.

The DCLG (Dept for Communities and Local Government) index is based on data relating to the overall housing market, including house prices, mortgages, transactions and land prices.

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The Brexit effect on house prices

If the chancellor keeps going on about how Brexit will push down house prices, says Merryn Somerset Webb, Brexit may be exactly what he gets.

The cause of the next financial crisis might surprise you

The next financial crisis may not have its roots in stocks, commodities or bonds. In fact, it could be caused by the same thing that caused the last one.

The assets to buy now – May 2016

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes.

Brexit hits commercial property

Overseas commercial property buyers are hesitant over the prospects of Britain leaving the European Union. Natalie Stanton reports.

Loosening the green belt

Greenbelt land has come under increased pressure from the demand to build more houses. Natalie Stanton reports.

"Home, small home" in London

London house buyers are resorting to “micro-living” because of the capital’s crazy property market, says Natalie Stanton.

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