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.
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There’s a commonly held belief that underpins our entire economy. But the problem is, says Bengt Saelensminde – it’s utter rubbish.
Britain’s rampant housing market may finally be losing some steam.
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.
Typical ‘top of the housing market’ stories are appearing in the press, says John Stepek. But it’s too soon to head for the hills.
The government’s meddling in the housing market is going to end in disaster, says Bengt Saelensminde. The signs are everywhere.