What are the odds on the ideal outcome for UK house prices?
House prices

What are the odds on the ideal outcome for UK house prices?

Stagnation or a gentle decline in house prices is the best-case scenario for the property market. John Stepek explains why, and looks at whether we're…
15 Aug 2018
What do Turkey, Italian debt and falling global house prices have in common?
Economy

What do Turkey, Italian debt and falling global house prices have in common?

For all their rhetoric, populists from Italy's Matteo Salvini to Turkey's President Erdogan will discover to their cost that they can't fight the mark…
14 Aug 2018
What happens if we end up with a no-deal Brexit
Economy

What happens if we end up with a no-deal Brexit

There’s talk of chaos and the need to stockpile food and medicines – but what would really happen if Britain crashes out of the EU without a trade dea…
11 Aug 2018
Brexit: no deal, no pension
Brexit

Brexit: no deal, no pension

A no-deal Brexit could scupper pension payouts for retirees in Europe. Should you worry?
10 Aug 2018
House prices aren’t just slipping in the UK – this is global
House prices

House prices aren’t just slipping in the UK – this is global

The UK, the US, Australia – house prices are falling all over the world. John Stepek looks at what drove property up, and why the world's property mar…
30 Jul 2018
German houses keep booming
Property

German houses keep booming

As the UK’s market slows, now could be a good time to look to the continent, says Sarah Moore.
6 Jul 2018
The dull reality of house prices
Property

The dull reality of house prices

Those longing for a crash or a bonanza will be disappointed, says Max King. Expect house prices to just creep up.
22 Jun 2018
Let’s hope the gentle slowdown in house prices continues for a long time
Economy

Let’s hope the gentle slowdown in house prices continues for a long time

UK house prices fell in May and are flat in real terms over the last year. That’s a good thing, says John Stepek - for homebuyers and the wider econom…
4 Jun 2018
Gold looks a better bet than UK property – here’s why
Property

Gold looks a better bet than UK property – here’s why

Dominic Frisby looks at the historical relationship between UK house prices and gold, and concludes that your money is better off in the yellow metal …
23 May 2018
Estate agents, housebuilders and the outlook for UK house prices
Stockmarkets

Estate agents, housebuilders and the outlook for UK house prices

For the last two or three years, the UK housing market has gone nowhere. Dominic Frisby finds out if that’s likely to change in 2018.
14 Feb 2018
How changes to landlords’ tax rules could force house prices down
House prices

How changes to landlords’ tax rules could force house prices down

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.
4 Oct 2017
The charts you love to hate: UK house prices – in gold
Features

The charts you love to hate: UK house prices – in gold

Comparing houses prices with gold fascinates and infuriates readers. But what the ratio has to say about property prices may surprise you, says Domini…
17 Feb 2016
I may be buying a flat there, but I still think London house prices will crash
Property

I may be buying a flat there, but I still think London house prices will crash

The future for London house prices is very clear, says Merryn Somerset Webb: they will crash.
25 Jan 2016
Buying in London? Try Battersea – there’s a proper property price crash going on there
Property

Buying in London? Try Battersea – there’s a proper property price crash going on there

The glut of new-build flats in London is finally having an effect on prices – with properties in Battersea down by 16% in the last year.
9 Sep 2015
Paul Hodges: UK house prices could fall 50% in global 'Great Unwinding'
Economy

Paul Hodges: UK house prices could fall 50% in global 'Great Unwinding'

Merryn Somerset Webb interviews Paul Hodges about the global economy's 'Great Unwinding', and how Britain's house prices could halve.
22 Jan 2015
A warning from Blackpool about London house prices
Property

A warning from Blackpool about London house prices

One side effect of QE has been to prop up house prices in expensive areas while those in poorer areas decline. Just look at this chart showing the gap…
21 Jun 2011