We don’t have a housing shortage in the UK, we just don’t have enough of the right houses in the right places, says Merryn somerset Webb.
For an investment that earns a proper yield, forget property – even in London – and look at the stockmarket, says Bengt Saelensminde.
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.
The SNP’s new stamp duty equivalent for Scotland, appears to have been designed to send a clear message to the well off in Scotland – expect devolution to mean you pay more tax.
London house prices have diverged greatly from the rest of the country, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Get ready for the snap-back.
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.
With the cost of renting accommodation rising fast, it might seem like there is a case for rent controls. But the problem isn’t high rents, says Merryn Somerset Webb, it’s high house prices.
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.