The government’s Help To Buy scheme is handing vast amounts of public money to big business while exploiting both taxpayers and first-time buyers at the same time.
Britain's house price bubble
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.
Crowdfunding promises to “democratise” the property market, says Sarah Moore. But high fees mean poor investment returns.
For the last two or three years, the UK housing market has gone nowhere. Dominic Frisby finds out if that’s likely to change in 2018.
Britain’s house prices will be at best stable this year. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why now’s not the time to put your money in property.
Housing markets around the world are starting to wobble as the supply of cheap credit dries up. John Stepek looks at what’s going on.
The past year may be remembered as one in which London property finally faltered in its one-way ascent, says Sarah Moore.