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
As property prices in Sweden come off the boil, John Stepek looks for clues as to what will become of Britain’s own inflated housing market.
High levels of debt can cripple an economy. And our cycle of property boom and bust means the most dangerous form of debt is the mortgage. John Stepek explains why.
Which is the better investment over time – stocks or property? Dominic Frisby attempts to answer the question once and for all.
Government plans to crack down on the buy-to-let sector are about to make this type of investment less attractive than it once was.
Changes in the tax relief afforded to landlords could wipe out much of the profit from buy-to-let, and drag down house prices across the board.
High house prices are hugely damaging to our economy. But there’s no chance of either of our political parties making things better, says John Stepek.
Estate agents’ fortunes can tell us a great deal about which way the housing market is going, says Dominic Frisby. And Foxtons’ share price is in freefall.
Share prices in the property sector crashed by more than 20% in mid-2016 as soon as the news of the Brexit vote came through. Yet the market has performed much better than many expected. Property returns have fallen in the last year, but have still been positive.
Home ownership has fallen sharply as house prices have spiralled out of control. The reason behind it is clear, says John Stepek. And there’s only one way to fix it.
The property market has fallen for the third month in a row. Is a dramatic fall in house prices on the cards, asks Sarah Moore.