UK property

Higher interest rates are coming – it’s time to fix your mortgage

The Bank of England has made it clear that interest rates will rise in 2015. So if you own a home, or plan to buy one, fix your mortgage now.

Autumn Statement: Osborne overhauls stamp duty, Isas and pensions

Kam Patel examines the main points of George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, in which he revamped stamp duty and made changes to Isas and pensions.

House prices are starting to dip – but will they slide further?

House prices may have hit record levels, but they are finally starting to fall as buyers lose their enthusiasm. Matthew Partridge looks at what’s in store for the property market.

Timberrr! Are UK house prices finally starting to topple?

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.

Even if you want higher taxes, Labour’s mansion tax is a really stupid idea

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.

House prices: pausing for breath or the start of something big?

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 is looking wobbly – is it about to topple?

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.

Is London’s property bubble starting to burst?

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.

What Foxtons’ share price tells us about the London property market

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.

Our shrinking houses

New-build houses in Britain are among the smallest in Europe. But that’s not the real problem, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

An Englishman’s home is meant to be his castle – it’s more like a rabbit hutch

Britain not only needs more houses, it needs bigger houses, says Matthew Lynn. The solution, however, may not be popular with everyone.

Chart of the week: another housing bubble?

In London, first-time buyers have to cough up an absurd eight times the average annual wage to buy a house.

The silver bullet to fix the housing market

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.

What Mark Carney’s measures mean for London house prices

The Bank of England governor has outlined three steps to cool the housing market. But will they do any good? Matthew Partridge investigates.

What the builders are telling us about the housing market

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.

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