A Yes vote could be very bad for house prices in Scotland, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
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.
Housebuilders are building the smallest, meanest properties they can get away with. That needs to be fixed – by regulation if necessary.
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.
A mansion tax may not be designed to distort Britain’s housing market, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But that’s exactly what it will do.
In London, first-time buyers have to cough up an absurd eight times the average annual wage to buy a house.
High house prices are destroying the prospects of a generation. But there is a simple way to make property affordable again. Dominic Frisby explains how.