After years of rises, the UK’s house-price bubble may finally be bursting. Matthew Partridge looks at what’s going on in Britain’s property market.
Ed Miliband’s proposed mansion tax is a ridiculous idea, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It is impractical, expensive to collect, and will lead to a whole lot of unintended consequences.
Dominic Frisby asks if Britain’s summer house-price slowdown is just a pause before the next leg higher, or if it’s the start of something more ominous.
London’s property market may still seem strong. But in reality, things aren’t so rosy. Matthew Partridge looks at how much longer London’s house-price bubble can run.
London is in the middle of a property bubble. It’s inevitable that prices will fall. And it could happen sooner than many people think, says Matthew Partridge.
Foxtons, the famously bullish London estate agent, has seen its share price fall to a 52-week low. That doesn’t bode well for the capital’s house prices, says Dominic Frisby.
New-build houses in Britain are among the smallest in Europe. But that’s not the real problem, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Britain not only needs more houses, it needs bigger houses, says Matthew Lynn. The solution, however, may not be popular with everyone.
In London, first-time buyers have to cough up an absurd eight times the average annual wage to buy a house.
High house prices are destroying the prospects of a generation. But there is a simple way to make property affordable again. Dominic Frisby explains how.
The Bank of England governor has outlined three steps to cool the housing market. But will they do any good? Matthew Partridge investigates.
Housebuilders are very good indicators of the state of the property market. And right now, they’re in a bear market. Dominic Frisby explains what this means for Britain’s house prices.
The London house price madness continues. But as mortgage lending is tightened up, that could be about to change. Matthew Partridge explains.
Don’t expect Mark Carney to cool Britain’s overheating housing market, says John Stepek. Here, he explains what’s really driving house prices, and what it means for investors.
Commercial property developer British Land has reported a big rise in profits, driven in part by the buoyant property market.