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Warning signs flash red in the capital's housing market

There’s one area that may be flashing a warning sign for the rest of London’s red hot housing market, says Matthew Partridge – new-builds.

London's property market is heading for a fall

House prices in London are well above their pre-2008 peaks. But it looks like things are about to change. Matthew Partridge explains what’s in store for London property.

First-time buyers: don’t touch property crowdfunding products with a bargepole

Property crowdfunding products aimed at first time buyers don’t help anyone, says Merryn Somerset Webb. They just add an extra slice of personal financial risk.

I may be buying a flat there, but I still think London house prices will crash

The future for London house prices is very clear, says Merryn Somerset Webb: they will crash.

Political risk and investing lesson number one: don’t be an easy target

The chancellor has made it clear that he has buy-to-let investors firmly in his sights. John Stepek explains what it means for the economy, and for the property market.

The world’s most bubbly housing markets

Swiss bank UBS has compiled an index of the most bubbly housing markets in the world. No prizes for guessing who comes top.

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.

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.

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.

The death knell for buy-to-let?

Buy-to-let has been an investment phenomenon, with record low interest rates a boon for a generation of private landlords. But the party’s coming to an end, says James Ferguson.

Where to look for property bargains

New tax rules will make residential property in the UK less attractive to buy-to-let investors. But certain areas of the country have more potential than others, says John Stepek.

What Corbynmania and buy-to-let have in common

The rise of Corbynmania is a reflection of the anxiety in Britain, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Politicians should take note.

London house prices begin their slide

George Osborne’s recent policy moves suggest he’s keen to see that slide continue, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Is the UK property market facing an 18-year slump?

One of America’s most unorthodox economic forecasters says the UK property market – and London in particular – has peaked. Now, we’re looking at 18 years of decline.

Osborne is right to target buy-to-let: it only makes Britain’s housing woes worse

Tax relief on buy-to-let rental income has skewed the housing market, says Bengt Saelensminde. George Osborne was right to tackle it in his summer Budget.

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