Britain’s house price bubble

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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 '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?

Why you shouldn’t buy London property

If you’re thinking of investing in property in London, please think again.

A property price crash in London is imminent. And it could leave you seriously out of pocket.

‘London’s Pending Property Crash,’ is a free, exclusive investment briefing that will alert you to the dangers ahead.

Simon Popple
Metals and Miners


UK house price indices

The Halifax and Nationwide indices are based on each lender's mortgage approvals, and exclude cash sales. Both are 'seasonally-adjusted' – the market is slower in winter and busier in spring. The Rightmove index is based on sellers' initial asking pricess, and the DCLG (Dept for Communities and Local Government) index is based on data including house prices, mortgages, transactions and land prices.

Don't blame Brexit – we're long overdue a fall in London property prices

Boris Johnson with Battersea power station in the background © Getty images

A London property price crash has been on the cards for a while, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And the signs are, it might finally be getting under way.

The global property bubble is fuelling protectionist policies

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The latest wave of globalisation is driving politicians to impose local solutions that could damage global trade, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

London property developers are giving up on ‘high end’ conversions

In the last few years, London property developers have been converting offces into high-end residential homes at an alarming pace. But that’s no longer the case, as buyers are drying up.

Brexit rattles London commercial property

UK commercial-property values fell by 3.3% in July, in one of the earliest indications of a post-Brexit slowdown in the sector.

New green tax for buy-to-letters

Hundreds of thousands of buy-to-let landlords may soon have to pay up to £5,000 to upgrade the energy efficiency of their properties. Sarah Moore reports.

The assets to buy now – August 2016

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes.

Why Britain needs to get building

Britain would need to build 300,000 houses each year to tackle the UK’s housing shortage. Sarah Moore reports.

Should you buy housebuilders?

House builders have seen their shares hammered since the Brexit vote. Is there further to fall – or is this a buying opportunity? Sarah Moore investigates.

Tempting buys in Brexit-hit property

Low interest rates could be here to stay. David C Stevenson tips two of the best property funds to profit.

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