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UK house price indices

The Halifax and Nationwide indices are based on each lender’s own mortgage approvals, and exclude cash sales. Both indices are ‘seasonally-adjusted’, meaning that they capture the fact that the market slower in winter and busier in spring.

The Rightmove and Hometrack indices are based on sellers’ initial asking prices, and so do not reflect actual transaction prices.

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

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Britain’s housing shortage is shrinking – what does that mean for prices?

Business is booming for housebuilders, with over 150,000 homes built last year. John Stepek looks at what that means for Britain’s sky-high house prices.

The great house price crash – is it really all over?

For much of the UK, house prices have yet to get back to their peak levels, says John Stepek. And for buy-to-let landlords, there may be worse to come.

The assets to buy now - November 2015

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. We look at how the major asset classes have performed in the last 15 years – and what we expect for the next 15.

15 years of MoneyWeek: how have our forecasts fared?

Over the years we hope we’ve helped our readers to make money and protect their wealth. John Stepek rounds up some of our most significant calls.

The bubble in London property

London property has won the dubious distinction of topping an index of asset bubbles, says Dominic Frisby. Bubbles have a habit of popping. Is that what’s lined up for London?

Hugh Hendry: Buy German houses

Legendary investor Hugh Hendry sees plenty of upside for the German property market.

What Glencore and buy-to-let landlords have in common

Glencore got carried away by the allure of debt – and found itself in a whole pile of trouble. It’s a warning buy-to-let landlords would do well to heed.

London is looking wobbly – but when will UK house prices top out?

If there is going to be a house-price crash, the ‘artificial’ market of London new-build property is where it will start. Dominic Frisby explains why.

What will happen as US interest rates rise?

Interest rates have been so low for so long, asset prices are likely to come under pressure.

Property investors beware – the people want house prices to fall

Attitudes to property are shifting. Now, most people believe a fall in house prices would be a good thing. And that’s bad news for buy-to-let investors, says John Stepek.

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