Which house-price index is the best?
House for sale boards
Property

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…
23 May 2022
The world’s hottest housing markets are faltering – is the UK next?
Houses in Wellington, New Zealand
House prices

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
Seven Dials in London
Property

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
Scientist in a lab
Property

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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Property

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
House prices are soaring – here are the best housebuilders to buy to profit
Property

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
Property

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
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Will house prices crash in 2026? This surprisingly reliable cycle theory suggests so
House prices

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
House prices

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
House prices

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?
House prices

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
UK stockmarkets

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?!
House prices

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
Personal finance

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
Property

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
How will the cost of living squeeze affect house prices in the UK?
House prices

How will the cost of living squeeze affect house prices in the UK?

UK house prices rose by around 10% last year. But with inflation and interest rates on the rise, can that continue in 2022?
10 Feb 2022
How the new environmentalism makes bad land good
Soft commodities

How the new environmentalism makes bad land good

Around two decades ago farming was in crisis but today farmland is looking more lucrative. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why this is and how investors…
8 Feb 2022
UK house prices hit a fresh record last month, but the market may be cooling off
House prices

UK house prices hit a fresh record last month, but the market may be cooling off

Average UK house prices rose in January shows Halifax data but there are signs that the market is cooling down. Saloni Sardana looks at why prices may…
7 Feb 2022
Cladding crisis: what new proposals for mean for housebuilders and leaseholders
Property

Cladding crisis: what new proposals for mean for housebuilders and leaseholders

The government is seeking an extra £4bn from house developers to fix the UK’s cladding crisis. Saloni Sardana explains how the new proposals affect bo…
17 Jan 2022
What does 2022 hold for UK house prices?
House prices

What does 2022 hold for UK house prices?

UK house prices are rising at their fastest rate since the financial crash of 2008. John Stepek looks at where they might go in the coming year.
7 Jan 2022
Evergrande has finally officially defaulted – what does that mean for your money?
Corporate bonds

Evergrande has finally officially defaulted – what does that mean for your money?

Evergrande, the Chinese property giant, has defaulted on its debts. John Stepek asks if it is just the first in a long line of Chinese property compan…
10 Dec 2021
High house prices are bad news for us all
House prices

High house prices are bad news for us all

UK house prices are rising at their fastest rate in 15 years. John Stepek breaks down why.
7 Dec 2021