UK house prices have been falling in “real” terms – after inflation – for while. But now the pace of decline is picking up. John Stepek looks at where the property market is likely to go next.
Britain's house price bubble
Stagnation or a gentle decline in house prices is the best-case scenario for the property market. John Stepek explains why, and looks at whether we’re likely to get it.
Matthew Partridge talks to developer Andy Scott about the state of the UK housing market, and if price falls are just a correction or the start of a big slump.
Luxury flats have been going up all over London for years. And despite the market slowdown, construction is at an all-time high. But the party’s about to end.
Online estate agents are yet to take over, but the high street should take the opportunity to adapt.
The problems with the UK housing market are deeply entrenched, says Dominic Frisby. But there is still hope. Let’s hope the new housing minister is up to the job.
Renting out your property should be a good way to earn extra cash. Just don’t forget to pay your tax.
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.