Investing in property

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 prices, and the ONS (Office for National Statistics) index is based on data including house prices, mortgages, transactions and land prices.

Lethargic, but there’s life yet in the housing market

The national housing market is running out of puff, says Sarah Moore. But there are still plenty of regional bright spots.

How to build new houses and satisfy the Nimbys at the same time

People objecting to new housing developments in their neighbourhoods are acting perfectly rationally, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But there’s an easy solution: divert some of the landowners’ profits and buy them off.

MP takes on property developers

Emma Lunn rounds up the property stories from the week that you might have missed.

Are there still opportunities in global property?

The worldwide housing bull market is on its last legs. But not all countries are equally vulnerable to a downturn. Sarah Moore surveys two that are still worth a look.

Property junkies face withdrawal

Unlike Britain and the US, Canada and Australia escaped a housing bear market during the global crisis ten years ago. They are now heading for long overdue and deep slumps, says Jonathan Compton

Beware of online property auctions

Property auctions can be useful, but contain pitfalls for the unwary. So make sure you know what you’re in for.

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