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?

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.

Independence could be ‘catastrophic’ for Scotland’s house prices

A Yes vote could be very bad for house prices in Scotland, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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.

Why Britain has the nastiest new homes in Europe

Housebuilders are building the smallest, meanest properties they can get away with. That needs to be fixed – by regulation if necessary.

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.

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