Britain’s house price bubble

After the financial crisis, Britain's property market suffered a slump. But now house prices are rising fast, driven in part by the government's 'Help to Buy' scheme. Many people - us included - are worried we are now in bubble territory. So what does the future hold for house prices?

The UK doesn’t have a housing shortage

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.

Stockmarket investing beats property right now – even in London

For an investment that earns a proper yield, forget property – even in London – and look at the stockmarket, says Bengt Saelensminde.

The train crash waiting to happen in new-build property

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.

Want a nice house in Scotland? The SNP wants it to cost you

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.

Now might be a good time to buy a house in the north

London house prices have diverged greatly from the rest of the country, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Get ready for the snap-back.

Why 2015 is a bad time to get into buy-to-let

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.

Back gold miners and the Nasdaq – plus ten more predictions for 2015

Dominic Frisby dusts off his crystal ball and picks his top 12 investment predictions for 2015.

Rent controls are an awful solution to the high cost of renting

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.

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.

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