Governments sold off council houses and haven’t built more. The result has been a boon for buy-to-let landlords, but what about the rest of us? Simon Wilson reports.
Investing in property
Property has held up remarkably well since US sub-prime mortgages sparked the financial crisis. UK house prices, for example, have risen to record highs. But there's more to investing in property than buying a holiday home or buy-to-let.
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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' – the market is slower in winter and busier in spring. The Rightmove index is based on sellers' initial asking pricess, and the DCLG (Dept for Communities and Local Government) index is based on data including house prices, mortgages, transactions and land prices.
UK commercial-property values fell by 3.3% in July, in one of the earliest indications of a post-Brexit slowdown in the sector.
Hundreds of thousands of buy-to-let landlords may soon have to pay up to £5,000 to upgrade the energy efficiency of their properties. Sarah Moore reports.
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.
Britain would need to build 300,000 houses each year to tackle the UK’s housing shortage. Sarah Moore reports.
House builders have seen their shares hammered since the Brexit vote. Is there further to fall – or is this a buying opportunity? Sarah Moore investigates.
Low interest rates could be here to stay. David C Stevenson tips two of the best property funds to profit.