Britain’s housing market is broken and in need of fixing, says PM Theresa May. Good news, then, that the sector is facing an “Uber moment”, says Simon Wilson.
Britain's house price bubble
We should limit housing’s appeal as a speculative asset in favour of more productive investments, says John Stepek.
Those longing for a crash or a bonanza will be disappointed, says Max King. Expect house prices to just creep up.
Housebuilders have been a good bet for investors, says John Stepek, but now the housing market is slowing. It could be time for investors to seek shelter.
UK house prices fell in May and are flat in real terms over the last year. That’s a good thing, says John Stepek – for homebuyers and the wider economy.
Dominic Frisby looks at the historical relationship between UK house prices and gold, and concludes that your money is better off in the yellow metal than bricks and mortar.
Using a limited company means higher-rate taxpayers can still get full tax relief on mortgage interest, says Emma Lunn.
Theresa May recently announced a major overhaul to the National Planning Policy Framework to “deliver the homes the country needs”. If only it were that simple, says Emily Hohler.
With house prices down 3.1% in April, the UK housing market is looking weaker than it has for a long time. John Stepek explains why, and asks what’s next.
One day soon, we’ll be making houses in much the same way as we make cars, says Merryn Somerset Webb – in the factory.
UK house-price growth is slowing down and the number of transactions is falling. Some are blaming Brexit – but the real reasons go much deeper than that, says John Stepek.