We could soon see an inflation-driven correction in the housing market. That won’t make anyone particularly happy. But it might be the least damaging solution to the house price bubble.
Britain's house price bubble
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.
The gap between London property sellers’ hope and reality is widening, says Merryn Somerset Webb, as property sellers wake up to a market slowdown.
The government has given another clear signal that it has the buy-to-let business firmly in its sights. Avoid at all costs, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
A report says those born in the early 1980s have half as much wealth as those born in the 1970s. The best way to fix that is lower house prices, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Changes to stamp duty are driving London property developers to give up on family homes in favour of filling the capital with tiny flats.
London property is clearly horribly overpriced. But don’t bet on prime properties in the best areas falling in price, says Merryn Somerset Webb
Research suggests more and more parents are helping other people’s children get on to the property ladder. But they’re not doing it out of kindness, says Merryn Somerset Webb. They’re doing it for the money.
UK commercial-property values fell by 3.3% in July, in one of the earliest indications of a post-Brexit slowdown in the sector.
With Standard Life banning withdrawals from its UK real estate fund, could Britain’s commercial property market be about to crumble? John Stepek looks at what it means for you.
A new report warns that recent changes to buy-to-let rules mean London house prices are about to get hammered. John Stepek explains why.
If you’re looking for value in UK property, the pickings are slim – prices are soaring back to unsustainable levels, says John Stepek.
Don't buy that house!
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