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The biggest risk facing the UK housing market right now

For house prices to stagnate or even fall would be healthy for the property market, says John Stepek. But there is a distinct danger that isn't going …
17 Feb 2020
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Is the jump in house prices just a Brexit bounce, or is it more durable?

UK house prices rose sharply in January. Some of that is down to the end of Brexit uncertainty – but not all. There is a real risk that prices will ke…
7 Feb 2020
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House prices have had a relatively quiet decade

It may surprise you to learn that house prices in Wales, Scotland and the north of England are actually more affordable than at the end of 2009.
30 Jan 2020
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Like it or not, UK house prices appear to be rallying

The UK housing market seems to be perking up. But that may not be a good thing, says John Stepek.
29 Jan 2020
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UK house prices may be heading for a Boris bounce

The latest survey of estate agents and surveyors from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is "unambiguously positive" – suggesting house pric…
16 Jan 2020
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Have UK house prices turned the corner?

The average price of a house in the UK rose by 0.8% on the year in November, the fastest pace since April.
5 Dec 2019
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House prices are still far too high – but things are improving slowly

UK house prices crept higher in November, with the strongest growth since April. But the drift towards greater affordability in Britain’s most dangero…
29 Nov 2019
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Money Minute Friday 29 November: UK house prices, newspaper results and eurozone inflation

Today's Money Minute looks to the latest reading on house prices from Nationwide, plus results from newspaper publisher Reach, and inflation in the eu…
29 Nov 2019

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Money Minute Monday 25 November: data from Japan, and UK house prices

Today's Money Minute looks ahead to a week that includes a host of data from Japan and Germany, plus the latest Nationwide house price index.
25 Nov 2019
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Affordability improves as house prices continue their slow, sleepy decline

With house prices continuing to climb more slowly than inflation or wages, the latest Halifax house price index is a further encouraging sign that the…
8 Nov 2019
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Top ten funds to profit from a Boris Brexit bounce

City analysts are pondering a once-unthinkable scenario: what if it all goes right for Boris Johnson? David Stevenson picks the funds he thinks will p…
5 Nov 2019
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House prices in the UK are still gently falling in real terms

House prices rose by 0.4% in October, and are now rising more slowly than wages or wider inflation. So, in “real terms”, they’re falling. That’s great…
29 Oct 2019
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Money Minute Wednesday 16 October: house prices and inflation

In today's Money Minute, we get the latest numbers on UK house prices and inflation.
16 Oct 2019
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House price affordability is slowly improving (ie, prices are falling)

The latest property market data reveals that UK house prices are falling in real terms. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the change, and what it imp…
1 Oct 2019
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Money Minute Friday 27 September: UK house prices

In today's Money Minute, we get the latest UK house price data from the Nationwide, plus the latest European and US economic confidence indicators.
27 Sep 2019
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Money Minute Friday 6 September: UK house price growth

In today's Money Minute we preview the latest UK house price figures from the Halifax, and America's nonfarm payrolls figures.
5 Sep 2019
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More good news from the UK property market – house prices aren’t going anywhere

House prices in the UK are stagnating. Far from a disaster, that's very good news for everyone, says John Stepek. Here's why.
30 Aug 2019
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Boris Johnson is the new prime minister: so what happens now?

With Boris Johnson confirmed as Britain’s new prime minister, John Stepek looks at what he might do with his new-found power.
23 Jul 2019
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London house prices are tumbling: will it spread across the UK?

London house prices are falling at the fastest rate for ten years. John Stepek explains what's behind the slide, and what it would take to create a UK…
18 Jul 2019
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Good news: UK house prices are stuck in the doldrums

UK house prices are set to tread water while incomes rise, making property more affordable, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
12 Jul 2019
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UK house prices continue their long, slow drift lower

With UK house prices still falling in real terms, property is getting more affordable. John Stepek examines the reasons behind the slow decline, and w…
5 Jul 2019
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Why Channel 4's luvvies should stay in London

The idea of spreading Channel 4 staff around the country is well meant, but the regions have their own ideas, says Matthew Lynn.
23 Jun 2019
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Housebuilders sign up to government leasehold pledge

Housebuilders have signed up to a pledge that commits them to doing away with onerous ground-rent clauses within leasehold agreements.
30 Apr 2019