The MoneyWeek Podcast: nuggets of positivity in an extended bear market
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The MoneyWeek Podcast: nuggets of positivity in an extended bear market

Merryn and John talk about he need for higher wages and lower house prices, and why the fact that this is the least dramatic bear market they’ve ever …
1 Jul 2022
Which house-price index is the best?
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Which house-price index is the best?

Britain is obsessed with house prices, and we have at least four house-price indices to choose from to measure the rate of increase in the value of ou…
30 Jun 2022
UK house prices are definitely cooling off – but are they heading for a fall?
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UK house prices are definitely cooling off – but are they heading for a fall?

UK house prices hit a fresh high in June, but as interest rates start to rise, the market is cooling John Stepek assesses just how much of an effect h…
30 Jun 2022
Despite cooling UK house prices, builders are charging ahead
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Despite cooling UK house prices, builders are charging ahead

The rate of UK house price growth is slowing. But demand for new houses remains high, and housebuilders are firing on all cylinders. Rupert Hargreaves…
14 Jun 2022
Will the UK's property slowdown turn into a house-price crash?
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Will the UK's property slowdown turn into a house-price crash?

As the cost-of-living crisis intensifies and interest rate rise, it is hard to see reasons for UK house prices to keep rising, says Merryn Somerset We…
9 Jun 2022
It may not look like it, but the UK housing market is cooling off
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It may not look like it, but the UK housing market is cooling off

Recent house price statistics show UK house prices rising. But John Stepek explains why the market is in fact slowing down and what this means for you…
2 Jun 2022
Three funds to cash in on today’s real-estate megatrends
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Three funds to cash in on today’s real-estate megatrends

Professional investor Matthew Norris of the VT Gravis UK Listed Property Fund picks three real-estate investment trusts that track long-term themes.
31 May 2022
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The world’s hottest housing markets are faltering – is the UK next?
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The world’s hottest housing markets are faltering – is the UK next?

As interest rates rise, house prices in the world’s most overpriced markets are starting to fall. The UK’s turn will come, says John Stepek. But will …
23 May 2022
Retail therapy: two of Britain's biggest commercial landlords set to merge
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Retail therapy: two of Britain's biggest commercial landlords set to merge

Shaftesbury and Capital & Counties, two of London’s leading leisure landlords, are planning to merge – if they can get the deal past regulators. Matth…
11 May 2022
This property fund should thrive even amid high inflation and wobbly growth
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This property fund should thrive even amid high inflation and wobbly growth

The UK property market looks increasingly shaky. But one sector stands out as a safe haven – life sciences property. Rupert Hargreaves picks the best …
9 May 2022
Invest in commercial property – British landlords are back in business
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Invest in commercial property – British landlords are back in business

Much of the UK commercial property sector was hit hard by the pandemic. Property prices are now snapping back, but there’s still compelling value in r…
6 May 2022
Are UK house prices heading for a fall?
House prices

Are UK house prices heading for a fall?

UK house-price growth is slowing as interest rates rise. But interest rates aren’t all that matters for house prices, says John Stepek.
3 May 2022
House prices are soaring – here are the best housebuilders to buy to profit
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House prices are soaring – here are the best housebuilders to buy to profit

Demand for housing in the UK continues to outstrip supply – that’s good for the nation’s housebuilders. Rupert Hargreaves picks the best buys in the s…
29 Apr 2022
Five attractive property funds to buy now
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Five attractive property funds to buy now

Investors remain wary of real-estate investment trusts (Reits), but many property funds offer solid yields with inflation protection, says Max King
25 Apr 2022
Will house prices crash in 2026? This surprisingly reliable cycle theory suggests so
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Will house prices crash in 2026? This surprisingly reliable cycle theory suggests so

An 18-year cycle in the UK property market says house prices will crash in 2026. Dominic Frisby explains how it works.
20 Apr 2022
UK house prices will fall – but not for a few years
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UK house prices will fall – but not for a few years

UK house prices look out of reach for many. But the truth is that British property is surprisingly affordable, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Prices will …
19 Apr 2022
Fred Harrison: House prices will peak in 2026
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Fred Harrison: House prices will peak in 2026

Merryn talks to Fred Harrison, author of #WeAreRent about why land is so lucrative to investors and when house prices will level off.
14 Apr 2022
How many ounces of gold does it take to buy an average house in the UK?
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How many ounces of gold does it take to buy an average house in the UK?

House prices have soared in recent years. But what, asks Dominic Frisby, if you look at them using a more durable form of money – gold?
12 Apr 2022
Homebuilders look cheap, but this is a better bet on the UK housing market
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Homebuilders look cheap, but this is a better bet on the UK housing market

If you’re looking to get exposure to the UK housing market, don’t buy the builders – buy this stock instead.
5 Apr 2022
UK house prices are rising at the fastest rate in 17 years. How?!
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UK house prices are rising at the fastest rate in 17 years. How?!

House prices are rising at over 14% a year – the highest annual growth rate since 2004. John Stepek explains why and asks: will UK house prices crash …
31 Mar 2022
The best long-term fixed-rate mortgages available now
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The best long-term fixed-rate mortgages available now

Rising interest rates will increase your mortgage costs. This could be a good time to lock in a five-year or ten-year fixed-rate mortgage deal, says R…
25 Mar 2022
London office space: Canary Wharf makes a comeback
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London office space: Canary Wharf makes a comeback

Working from home will not mean the end of the office. Landlords of high-quality London office space will do fine, says Max King
28 Feb 2022