Thousands of new £1m-plus flats are being built in London. Locals don’t want them – so who’s going to buy? They’ve got bubble written all over them, says Dominic Frisby.
With a general election looming in Britain, property is becoming a political issue. That’s bad news for buy-to-let investors, says John Stepek.
Dominic Frisby dusts off his crystal ball and picks his top 12 investment predictions for 2015.
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.
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 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.
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.