What does 2022 hold for UK house prices?
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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
High house prices are bad news for us all
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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
Coronavirus has had less of an impact on UK property than you might think
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Coronavirus has had less of an impact on UK property than you might think

The UK property market looked to have been turned upside-down as people abandoned city flats to work from more spacious homes in the country, while of…
29 Nov 2021
What will long-term mortgages mean for the UK housing market?
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What will long-term mortgages mean for the UK housing market?

Kensington Mortgages is tapping into long-term fixed-rate mortgages. John Stepek breaks down what this tells us about the housing market.
22 Nov 2021
The one thing that can pop the house price bubble
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The one thing that can pop the house price bubble

The Bank of England has made it clear that interest rates will rise before Christmas. And if there's one thing that can burst the house price bubble, …
1 Nov 2021
Will an interest-rate rise spark the end of Britain's housing bubble?
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Will an interest-rate rise spark the end of Britain's housing bubble?

The UK property market has boomed since Covid-19, underpinned by cheap money. But that could soon end.
22 Oct 2021
Will the government’s green plans hit the price of your home?
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Will the government’s green plans hit the price of your home?

UK house prices are still rising fast. But the government’s plan to reach net-zero carbon emissions could halt that – for some of us, at least. John S…
21 Oct 2021
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The two key factors that keep driving house prices higher
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The two key factors that keep driving house prices higher

UK house prices are rising faster than at any time in the last 15 years. And it’s not just in Britain – rising property prices are a global phenomenon…
3 Sep 2021
Record-low mortgage rates mean house prices are likely to keep rising
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Record-low mortgage rates mean house prices are likely to keep rising

House prices have been booming across the globe. John Stepek explains why house prices may continue to rise even after the Stamp Duty Holiday ends.
12 Aug 2021
Will UK house prices stay high?
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Will UK house prices stay high?

UK house prices dipped by 0.5% in June, according to Halifax. But prices are expected to remain buoyant.
16 Jul 2021
The house price boom is looking dangerously like a bubble now
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The house price boom is looking dangerously like a bubble now

UK house prices are looking dangerously expensive. John Stepek breaks down why it is rising and how higher inflation can derail the growth.
1 Jun 2021
Provincial house prices continue to soar as London gets left behind
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Provincial house prices continue to soar as London gets left behind

A host of figures out this week confirm double-digit house-price rises in almost every area of the country bar one – London. Nicole Garcia Merida runs…
21 May 2021
We’re in another house price boom. How long will it last?
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We’re in another house price boom. How long will it last?

UK house prices are in full-on boom mode again. And booms can last a lot longer than you might expect. John Stepek looks at what’s driving the current…
18 May 2021
No let up in house price rises as new records set
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No let up in house price rises as new records set

House prices continued to boom in April, with £20,000 being added to the price of the average home in the last 12 months.
14 May 2021
The house price boom is all about what people can afford to pay
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The house price boom is all about what people can afford to pay

Houses may look very expensive, but ultra-low interest rates mean that on a monthly payment basis, they cost an awful lot less than they used to. How …
6 May 2021
Frenzied house price boom leaves buyers desperate
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Frenzied house price boom leaves buyers desperate

House prices are rising faster than at any time since 2004. And buyers are getting desperate, says Nicole Garcia-Merida.
30 Apr 2021
House prices: from boom to even bigger boom
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House prices: from boom to even bigger boom

UK house prices have risen to new to record highs, says Nicole Garcia Merida. Demand continues to outpace supply, but continued low interest rates, th…
9 Apr 2021
House price rise slows – but not by much
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House price rise slows – but not by much

The rate of increase in UK house prices slowed in the year to January. But nothing seems able to halt their determined march higher, says Nicole Garci…
26 Mar 2021
Why are house prices so high? And what could make them more affordable?
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Why are house prices so high? And what could make them more affordable?

House prices in the UK are at an all-time high – but they just keep going higher. And that’s not because of rich foreign buyers or a lack of supply, s…
23 Mar 2021
Why the Budget means house prices are likely to continue higher this year
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Why the Budget means house prices are likely to continue higher this year

For a while, it looked like house prices might cool off a little this year. But after the Budget, that seems unlikely. John Stepek explains why.
4 Mar 2021
Stamp duty holiday extension will keep the house-price party going – for now
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Stamp duty holiday extension will keep the house-price party going – for now

The government is to extend to the stamp duty holiday by three months. Good for today’s buyers, says Nicole Garcia Merida, but what happens in June?
26 Feb 2021
Pandemic no barrier as house prices rise faster than at any time since 2014
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Pandemic no barrier as house prices rise faster than at any time since 2014

December saw the biggest annual rise in house prices for over seven years, as buyers rushed into the market to be sure of completion before the end of…
19 Feb 2021