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.... The monthly fall in the capital is the largest since December 2016. The figures come days after the Halifax said UK house price growth had picked up last month, with a 1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....His analysis – which the Bank of England has previously rejected – focuses on the health check of the major lenders published last November . Those tests were based on a number of hypothetical scenarios including house prices falling and the global economy contracting by 1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Homes across half of the UK are more affordable than before the financial crisis, with Birmingham, Glasgow and Leeds among the places where the gap between earnings and house prices has fallen, a study has found. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Activity increased in the housing market, pushing up property prices and generating a feelgood factor among those fortunate enough to be owner-occupiers. With the collapse in oil prices driving inflation down to zero, the years 2013-16 were good years for consumers: their pay packets went further, unemployment was falling and house prices were going up. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Generally, for most older people the most financially effective way of releasing equity would be to move to a smaller property or cheaper part of the country. However, broker Ray Boulger of John Charcol says that if someone borrowed 25% of the value of a home on, say, a 4% fixed rate, all they would need is for house prices to rise by 1% a year for the roll-up of interest to stay pegged as a proportion of the value of the home. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK debt is explosive – and it only needs a spark to light the fuse | Larry Elliott image
.... Activity increased in the housing market, pushing up property prices and generating a feelgood factor among those fortunate enough to be owner-occupiers. With the collapse in oil prices driving inflation down to zero, the years 2013-16 were good years for consumers: their pay packets went further, unemployment was falling and house prices were going up. ...
Asking prices for London homes record biggest falls this decade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 11:01:53 PM
.... The monthly fall in the capital is the largest since December 2016. The figures come days after the Halifax said UK house price growth had picked up last month, with a 1. ...
Over-55s take out £8m a day from their homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 06:00:04 AM
....Generally, for most older people the most financially effective way of releasing equity would be to move to a smaller property or cheaper part of the country. However, broker Ray Boulger of John Charcol says that if someone borrowed 25% of the value of a home on, say, a 4% fixed rate, all they would need is for house prices to rise by 1% a year for the roll-up of interest to stay pegged as a proportion of the value of the home. ...
UK's high street banks are accident waiting to happen, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 11:01:48 PM
....His analysis – which the Bank of England has previously rejected – focuses on the health check of the major lenders published last November . Those tests were based on a number of hypothetical scenarios including house prices falling and the global economy contracting by 1. ...
Houses more affordable across half of UK now than in 2007 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 11:01:48 PM
. Homes across half of the UK are more affordable than before the financial crisis, with Birmingham, Glasgow and Leeds among the places where the gap between earnings and house prices has fallen, a study has found. ...
House price map reveals the surprising areas growing fastest in Britain image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 01:38:00 PM
....9 per cent. At the same time, house prices in parts of London, including Hammersmith and Fulham and Camden have fallen. ...
House prices hit record high as market shakes off Brexit doom-mongers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 08:54:00 AM
....uk, Russell Quirk, added: “Rather than returning from the holiday period sunburnt and bleary-eyed, the UK housing market has defied the usual slower summer trends to show strong price growth on a monthly and annual basis. "Although the same can’t be said for wage growth, mortgage rates still remain low and this, coupled with the ongoing shortage of stock and high volume of sales, should see UK house prices continue this upward trajectory heading towards Christmas. ...
UK house prices rising amid shortage of properties, says Halifax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 08:42:06 AM
. UK house price growth unexpectedly picked up last month, underpinned by strong employment growth and a shortage of properties on the market, according to Britain’s biggest mortgage lender. ...
UK house prices rise at fastest rate in eight months during August image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 08:22:00 AM
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At £4.40, Surrey becomes most expensive place in UK to buy a pint image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 11:01:44 PM
....Despite the fact that a beer in the capital costs £4. 20 on average, drinkers can expect to pay 20p more in the traditionally well-off county, where house prices are twice the UK average. ...
UK construction 'flirting with recession' as Brexit uncertainty bites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 10:14:41 AM
.... That could push inflation higher, raising pressure on the Bank of England to consider tackling the climb through the use of higher interest rates. The weak survey also comes after the Office for National Statistics pointed to house prices moderating since the middle of last year following the Brexit vote, especially in London. ...
Refund for table shattering and rise in personal borrowing cools image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 01:44:19 PM
....Hello, and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed. London house prices may be picking up pace but growth slows in Bristol. ...
Does the help-to-buy scheme really offer the best rates? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 01:26:11 PM
....In brief, your daughter would be better off graciously accepting your offer of £50,000 towards her first home and staying away from the help-to-buy scheme. Doing so will also mean that she won’t have an equity loan to repay in five years which, if house prices rise, will be more than the initial loan, and she will also not be limited to buying a new-build property. ...
House prices tumble as stamp duty hits record high  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 12:59:00 PM
....1 per cent, as measured by Nationwide. The average house price in Britain is now at a three-month low of £210,495, after falling from £211,671 in August. ...
Slowdown in London house price growth ebbs as Bristol sees steep fall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 11:01:33 PM
. The slowdown in the growth of London house prices appears to be abating, leaving Bristol as the UK city with the biggest drop in property prices expansion last month, according to new figures. ...
Going underground: number of Britons digging basements soars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 05:01:05 AM
.... Many people who would like to trade up to a bigger property currently feel they have no choice but to stay put. Some of those who are digging down or building upwards have decided to do so because, with house prices having risen much faster than incomes – the average price in London is £584,000 and nationwide it is £219,000, according to Halifax – they feel their “next home” is simply too far out of reach. ...
House prices: Northants leads Midlands 'mini-boom', says Rightmove image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 05:01:02 AM
....Miles Shipside, Rightmove director and housing market analyst, said: “The heat has come off much of the market. A combination of traditional summertime price blues and the chill of uncertainty in the air has cooled house price growth in some parts of the country and affordability remains very stretched. ...
Is your house in a British boom town? Best price growth revealed as values rocket £85k image
....”. In spite of the monthly anomaly, in Wales house prices were up 3. ...
Weak pound could boost manufacturing, if manufacturing itself wasn’t so weak image
.... The earlier Treasury paper had predicted what the economy might look like in 2030; the one published in May 2016 was about the immediate impact of leaving the EU. It predicted a year-long recession, an increase in unemployment of 500,000, turmoil in the financial markets and falling house prices – all of which turned out to be well wide of the mark. ...
Here’s help to decide which of two Isas is the best to buy into image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
....Currently, the scheme is set up so that you can open accounts until December 2019, and it will pay out bonuses on savings until December 2030 – so you have up to 13 more years of monthly saving for that dream first home. By that time of course, house prices may have risen another million percent, rather cancelling out your attempt to save. ...
Inheritance tax: How death duty could hit YOUR family  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 04:24:00 PM
....Millions of Britons have not taken any steps to protect their wealth from death duty, research by Drewberry Wealth revealed. More people are paying inheritance tax at a eye-watering rate of 40 per cent amid rising house prices and stock markets. ...
Slow house price growth and steep rail fare increases image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 02:37:41 PM
....Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed. UK house price growth slows with London and north-east hardest hit. ...
Inheritance tax: The trick that allows grandparents to avoid death duty image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 04:05:00 PM
.... This year an additional £100,000 of allowance can be used to reduce the duty paid on the main home. But amid inflation, rising house prices and investments, it is feared more hardworking Britons will see the increasing amount of inheritance landing in the hands of the taxman. ...
UK house price growth slows with London and north-east hardest hit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 12:57:18 PM
. Growth in UK house prices rose at a slower pace in June, yet remains close to the 5% average rate seen this year, with the slowest increases coming in London and the north-east. ...
REVEALED: House price hotspots - areas where values are BOOMING one year after Brexit vote image
....9 per cent, compared to a year earlier. Overall, house prices in Britain jumped 4. ...
Boom or bust: what’s the truth about UK house prices? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 03:00:48 PM
....Britain’s housing market has hit the buffers as political uncertainty, stamp duty changes and squeezed household incomes all dampen buyer demand. Over the past week, Britain’s biggest mortgage lender, Halifax, said that annual house price growth had slowed to the weakest rate in four years and the official surveyors’ body said that activity was back to 2011 levels in some parts of the UK. ...
Too much hinges on house prices: but Britain may yet avoid a crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 03:00:47 PM
....Clearly, the picture would change if higher interest rates plunged the economy into recession. That would result in higher unemployment and higher arrears, and turn house prices negative. ...
Have we gone too far in vilifying landlords? | Patrick Collinson image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 06:00:37 AM
....I don’t think the Money pages of the Guardian can ever be accused of being pro-landlord. During the extraordinary rise of buy to let we have consistently pointed out its broader social impact, given a voice to groups such as Priced Out and Generation Rent, highlighted abusive practices by letting agents, tried (though not always successfully) to avoid a style of reporting in which house price rises are a good thing, and, more recently, campaigned against the exploitation of leaseholders by freeholders. ...
Pensioners moving to smaller homes should NOT have to pay Stamp Duty, Hammond told image
....Dubbed a tax on moving, stamp duty is contributing to the housing crisis. Supply is now at record low levels, raising house prices and pushing ownership out of reach for younger people. ...
'Political uncertainty' blamed for slowdown in UK property market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 05:01:28 AM
.... In London, the net balance reporting price rises was strongly negative, at -48%. Surveyors were also asked by Rics to give their forecast on house prices. ...
Living costs rising twice as fast as inflation, new figures reveal image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 10:50:00 AM
....6 per cent in the year to June. Rising house prices are forcing people to take larger mortgages and pushing up costs despite low interest rates, while rents are also rising. ...
‘Draconian’ Stamp Duty will trigger HUGE house price CRASH by stopping elderly downsizing image
....". The lack of supply has pushed house prices to record highs in recent years. ...
Mortgage rates will rise – so 
are you ready 
to take a hit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 04:52:17 PM
....Mortgage professionals working in the area point towards tougher regulations providing a safety net against a swathe of homeowners being unable to afford their repayments. Hollingworth says: “High house prices mean that many borrowers will have stretched their mortgage borrowing to the upper limits when buying in recent years. ...
Total UK wealth tops £10tn thanks to City and property boom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 11:01:22 PM
. A booming City and rising house prices provided a double boost to Britons holding assets in 2016 as they pushed the nation’s wealth through the £10tn mark, according to a new survey. ...
House prices fall for FOURTH quarter in a row but here’s why homeowners shouldn't panic  image
.... "This squeeze on spending power, together with the impact on property transactions of the stamp duty changes in 2016 now being realised, along with affordability concerns, appear to have contributed to weaker housing demand. “However, a continued low mortgage rate environment, combined with an ongoing shortage of properties for sale, should help continue to support house prices over the coming months. ...
Is it a bad idea to buy a property in London if it's not home for life? image
....uk. “The reality is that the rate of house-price growth has slowed in the past few months, yet property prices remain higher than a year ago” although Quirk does concede, as do other commentators, that there is “a potential prolonged flat rate of growth” in house prices. ...
UK house price rises slow to four-year low, says Halifax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 09:54:34 AM
. Annual house price growth has slowed to the lowest rate in four years, according to Britain’s biggest mortgage lender. ...
The Guardian view on Grenfell and the housing crisis: no more excuses | Editorial image
....The only surefire way of bringing down prices is to increase supply. That means confronting greedy developers who hoard land, release homes slowly and build only the most expensive ones; being bold about admitting that house prices will have to fall; and returning to local authorities the powers they need for volume housebuilding. ...
House prices stabilise as number of homes on the market falls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 12:13:12 PM
. A shortage of homes for sale has kept house prices rising despite falling consumer incomes and political uncertainty, according to Nationwide. ...
UK buyers 'pay 22% premium' to live in national park image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 01:58:21 PM
....While that might be welcomed by the 450,000 people who live in one of the 15 national parks spread across England, Scotland and Wales, it is bad news for would-be homebuyers – in particular, those living and working in the area who dream of owning their own home but may feel they have been priced out of their community. In the New Forest in Hampshire, the most expensive national park in which to buy a home, with an average house price of £525,000, the price premium is estimated at £115,000. ...
Have we reached 'peak London' as millennials leave in record numbers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 11:05:04 PM
....The news last week that the number of people leaving the capital has reached a five-year high will come as no surprise to anyone trying to house themselves in the capital. Whatever the political shocks of the last year, some things are unchanged: house prices continue to bear no relation to earnings, private landlords remain largely unregulated and rents continue to eat up two-thirds of the average Londoner’s wages. ...
Goodbye 25-year mortgages, but are we walking into a borrowing trap? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 06:00:43 AM
....It comes amid fresh warnings from the Bank of England this week about the dangers of reckless lending and surging consumer debt. With high house prices, escalating student debts and a rise in the age at which couples have children, many people are tending to buy a home later and opting for a longer repayment term. ...
INHERITANCE TAX SHOCK: Government rakes in £5BN record high from Britain's dead image
.... The threshold for the controversial levy has been stuck at £325,000 since 2009. At the same time, house prices have surged exposing more people to inheritance tax at a rate of 40 per cent. ...
Foxtons blames economic uncertainty as profits plunge by 64% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 09:25:24 AM
....Budden said in March that the London market was “severely impacted” by the Brexit vote, which he claimed had led to a “substantial reduction in property sales transactions”. The numbers come after official figures showed annual house price growth cooled down further in May. ...
Housing market still reeling a decade after financial crisis, Savills says image
.... Over the past decade, London price growth has been twice that of the south-east and at least four times that of all other regions. The average house price now stands at £478,142 in London, compared with the UK average of £209,971, the report says. ...
Britons sit on ‘ticking time bomb’ as interest rates HIKE risks financial security image
....Bank governor Mark Carney and MPC members are torn over the pace of future rate hikes but pressure is rising, especially with the US Federal Reserve hiking rates four times since 2015. Moore Stephens’ Michael Finch says: “Seven years of near-zero interest rates, rising house prices and ballooning consumer credit have made a ticking time bomb of debt. ...
Inheritance tax grab: HMRC swipes MORE money in 'aggressive' raid on grieving families image
....” . Rising house prices are typically the trigger for a sharp increase in IHT receipts. ...
Mortgage time bomb? Interest-only borrowers with NO plans to repay debts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 04:40:00 PM
.... But the CML warned there is "a small but material number of higher risk loans" where borrowers have little equity in their homes. Rising house prices "can do little to improve the equity position for these loans", it added. ...
Brexit economy: sterling fall hits public finances and fails to boost trade image
.... Unemployment beat economists’ expectations, falling to its lowest level since 1975, retail sales bounced back more strongly than anticipated as a result of the hot weather in June and inflation undershoot. But surveys of business all showed slower growth, the trade deficit was bigger, earnings were weak and house price growth moderated. ...
Could you spot a fake Airbnb listing, plus what's so fishy about cans of tuna? image
....Take from rich mothers to help poor, says maternity pay plan from Tory thinktank. UK house prices rise nearly 5% despite political turmoil. ...
UK growth will slow as consumer spending is squeezed, forecasts PwC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 05:01:11 AM
....But the consultancy firm said the economy had slowed markedly in the first half of 2017 and pointed to a sharp reduction in housing transactions as evidence of the blow to purchasing power caused by the decline in the value of the pound since the referendum. PwC said it expected house price inflation to fall from 7% in 2016 to 3. ...
Let buyers borrow more on greener homes, urges report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 05:01:11 AM
....The idea is the latest in a string of mooted incentives to encourage people to insulate their homes and nudge buyers towards greener properties, such as a discount on stamp duty for energy efficient homes. Experts said the proposal could be a “major driver” in linking energy performance to house prices, and ministers called the work a “timely and valuable contribution”. ...
If home ownership continues to shrink, the retirement system is in trouble | Greg Jericho image
.... That is hardly surprising given the increase in housing investment in that period. The massive boom in prices has seen median house prices in Sydney increase by around 60% in the five years from 2011 to 2016 and the cost of mortgage repayments on such loans increase by 30% despite falling interest rates. ...
Dublin is streets ahead of EU rivals as City firms plan for Brexit relocation image
....Any boost to the financial services industry will be welcomed in a city still recovering from the banking crisis and property price crash a decade ago. The collapse of the economy went deeper than the UK, with house prices slashed by up to 70% and taxpayers left on the hook for toxic banking debt guaranteed by the state, which in turn was bailed out by the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank. ...
MAPPED: Britain’s house price hot spots where values are growing fastest image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 05:21:00 PM
. Despite Brexit fear mongers claiming leaving the European Union would hit house prices, in reality figures show a different picture. ...
Why a population of, say, 15 million makes sense for Australia image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 04:54:13 AM
....The growth coalition has no real interest in the cumulative social or environmental downside effects of this growth, nor the actual welfare of the immigrants. It fully expects to capture the profit of this growth program, while the disadvantages – such as traffic congestion, rising house prices and government revenue diverted for infrastructure catch-up – are all socialised. ...
Facebook village? Social media giant to build 'social housing' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 06:56:57 PM
.... Menlo Park’s rents, which rise to an average of $3,934 for a two-bed apartment, are some of the highest in the country and considerably higher than in New York City. The median house price across Silicon Valley has jumped from $535,000 in 2012 to $888,000 last year, according to real estate agency Trulia. ...
House price pick-up allays fears of property market crash image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 03:37:00 PM
UK house price fall takes annual growth rate to slowest in four years image
. UK house prices fell unexpectedly in June, dragging the annual rate of growth to the lowest level in four years in the latest sign that consumers are shying away from major spending commitments. ...
HOUSE CRISIS WARNING: Higher interest rates could hit London prices, says top estate agent image
.... At the same time, the Bank has tightened mortgage lending rules amid concerns of rising debt levels in British households. Mr Buckle said: “While the Nationwide house price index showed a surprise uptick in June, our analysis of other indicators – especially the RICS survey - suggests this may not be sustainable against the backdrop of current economic and political uncertainty. ...
Hold the Shard-enfreude – a house price drop is not about to happen | Patrick Collinson image
....Could the Shard be this decade’s Centre Point – the west end skyscraper that lay empty for years after construction, and which symbolised the end of the late 1960s/early 1970s boom in London building? Many will hope so. A slump in the property market is the fervent wish of young adults and families who see mounting evidence that the longed-for day of reckoning on house prices may, at last, be nigh. ...
House prices will NEVER crash and just keep rising, predicts ex-Bank of England economist  image
....According to the Daily Telegraph, the economy expert told a New City Agenda audience: “Are houses going to become more affordable relative to incomes? I’m not sure that is the most likely outcome. “It is more likely that house prices will continue along the kind of trajectory we have seen in the past 50 years if there are no improvements in travel times. ...
Should we use the London help-to-buy scheme to purchase a home? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 06:00:15 AM
.... How much exactly would depend on the size of mortgage you could get. And even though the equity loan is interest-free, the fact that the amount you owe is likely to rise in line with house prices means that rather than overpaying the mortgage, it would make more sense to build up enough cash to be able to repay the equity loan as quickly as possible. ...
House prices BOUNCE BACK amid election and Brexit - but London growth worst since 2012 image
.... "A city such as Birmingham is just over an hour away, for example - with people prepared to commute for that long if it means a more affordable property. The gap between house price increases across the regions has fallen significantly, according to Nationwide's index. ...
London house price growth slows as rest of UK bounces back image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of June 2017 09:37:05 AM
. London house prices suffered a sharp slowdown in the second quarter, rising at the weakest rate in five years and falling behind the rest of the UK according to the latest snapshot of the property market from Nationwide. ...

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