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.
The Bank of England governor has outlined three steps to cool the housing market. But will they do any good? Matthew Partridge investigates.
Housebuilders are very good indicators of the state of the property market. And right now, they’re in a bear market. Dominic Frisby explains what this means for Britain’s house prices.
The London house price madness continues. But as mortgage lending is tightened up, that could be about to change. Matthew Partridge explains.