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.... Other analysts have shown similar pessimism. Earlier in the month, Richard Hayne, chief executive officer of Urban Outfitters, equated the woes facing retail in 2017 to the housing market of 2008. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . "The way the housing market is operating is exacerbating inequality and impeding social mobility. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....“Owning a home is becoming a distant dream for millions of young people on low incomes who do not have the luxury of relying on the bank of mum and dad to give them a foot up on the housing ladder. The way the housing market is operating is exacerbating inequality and impeding social mobility. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Nine months on from the referendum, the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news shows inflation is at its highest level for more than three years, retail sales have lost momentum and pay growth has slowed significantly despite the lowest unemployment rate for more than a decade. But the housing market appears to have escaped the post-referendum downturn that some commentators were predicting and though consumer spending slowed at the turn of the year, it recovered somewhat last month. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....6% higher than a year ago. One analyst said the figures suggest the housing market will slow this year. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. If the price of milk had risen in line with average house prices over the past 40 years, consumers would now be shelling out more than £10 for a four-pint carton: a sobering reminder of just how broken Britain’s housing market is. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Why? Because all the ingredients – bar one – are now in place for a traditional UK credit boom-bust. The economy is slowing, real incomes have started to fall, the housing market has run out of steam and unemployment is projected to start rising. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The Guardian view on house prices: the government lacks the political will to fix the broken market | Editorial image
. If the price of milk had risen in line with average house prices over the past 40 years, consumers would now be shelling out more than £10 for a four-pint carton: a sobering reminder of just how broken Britain’s housing market is. ...
UK's borrowing binge is worrying the Bank of England image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 02:29:00 PM
.... Why? Because all the ingredients – bar one – are now in place for a traditional UK credit boom-bust. The economy is slowing, real incomes have started to fall, the housing market has run out of steam and unemployment is projected to start rising. ...
Record numbers rely on parental cash to buy a property image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:08:30 PM
.... . "The way the housing market is operating is exacerbating inequality and impeding social mobility. ...
'Bank of mum and dad' making housing market more unfair, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:01:43 PM
....“Owning a home is becoming a distant dream for millions of young people on low incomes who do not have the luxury of relying on the bank of mum and dad to give them a foot up on the housing ladder. The way the housing market is operating is exacerbating inequality and impeding social mobility. ...
'People aren't spending': stores close doors in 'oversaturated' US retail market image
.... Other analysts have shown similar pessimism. Earlier in the month, Richard Hayne, chief executive officer of Urban Outfitters, equated the woes facing retail in 2017 to the housing market of 2008. ...
Mortgage approvals by banks falls to lowest for three months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 02:04:09 PM
....6% higher than a year ago. One analyst said the figures suggest the housing market will slow this year. ...
Brexit economy: UK faces squeeze on living standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 10:30:30 AM
....Nine months on from the referendum, the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news shows inflation is at its highest level for more than three years, retail sales have lost momentum and pay growth has slowed significantly despite the lowest unemployment rate for more than a decade. But the housing market appears to have escaped the post-referendum downturn that some commentators were predicting and though consumer spending slowed at the turn of the year, it recovered somewhat last month. ...
Five-minute guide to…The resurgence of first-time buyers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....FIRST-TIME HIGH. First-time buyers “dominated” the housing market in February, making up 36 per cent of all buyers, up from 28 per cent a year ago, according to new research from Connells Survey & Valuation. ...
Rising prices set to push inflation over 2% Bank of England target image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:59:43 PM
....This week’s inflation data will mark the first time the Office for National Statistics will have used a broader, but controversial, measure called CPIH, which is “consumer prices index including owner-occupiers’ housing costs”. Some economists say CPIH is lacking as a measure because by using figures based on “rent equivalence”, it does not truthfully capture people’s experience of the housing market. ...
Housebuilder Berkeley shrugs off Brexit vote to hit profit targets image
. Housebuilder Berkeley Group has said it expects profits at be at the top end of forecasts this year, as it signalled the housing market in London and the South East had "stabilised". ...
FTSE 100 closes at another record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:52:07 AM
....Housebuilder Berkeley Group was the biggest riser in the FTSE 250, climbing 6% after it said its full-year profits were set to be at the top end of forecasts. The company added that the housing market in London and the South East had now "stabilised" since the post-Brexit vote fall in sales. ...
Student digs in Britain giving first-class returns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:40:59 PM
.... “There is so much money out there looking for a way into student housing,” he said. “Throughout the financial crisis and the housing market crash, students still went to school. ...
Bovis shares continue to climb on two takeover offers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 10:02:33 AM
....Pre-tax profits for last year fell 3% to £154. 7m despite a buoyant housing market. ...
UK average annual rents fall for first time in six years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 06:00:24 AM
.... Despite the small decrease over the past 12 months, the average rent in Britain is still £112 higher than the previous peak in 2007, even though average incomes have only edged ahead since the financial crisis. The government’s white paper on housing last month acknowledged that England’s housing market is “broken”, with the communities secretary, Sajid Javid, telling the House of Commons that rents in many places swallow more than half of take-home pay. ...
Iceland to end capital controls from 2008 financial crisis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:14:37 PM
....The UK accounted for 316,395 of last year's visitors, behind only US citizens in visitor numbers. That tourism boom, coupled with strong investment by business and in the housing market, helped the economy grow 7. ...
Labour must learn to win if it wants to shape the UK's economic future image
.... A one-term deficit reduction plan has now become a 15-year slog. Third, when the economy subsequently slowed in 2011 and 2012, the response from George Osborne was to warm up the housing market by providing banks with incentives to lend and borrowers with incentives to buy. ...
Why are Britain’s new homes built so badly? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:27 AM
.... More than half of buyers of new-build homes in England have had major problems with construction, unfinished fittings and faults with utilities, according to housing charity Shelter. The government branded the housing market “broken” in its housing white paper last month. ...
Rents are 'out of step' with incomes, housing body warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:01:21 AM
. Vulnerable tenants are being pushed out of the housing market as cuts to benefits and rising costs mean rents are “increasingly out of step” with household incomes, a leading industry body has warned. ...
Foxtons sees property sales plunge as Brexit vote hits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 08:06:35 AM
.... . The group had already warned that the result of the EU referendum, in which the UK voted to leave Europe, would affect London's housing market. ...
Hopeful Britons counting on 2017 property boom image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....co. uk, said the UK housing market is bouncing back after a seasonally slow start to 2017. ...
When the roof over your head doubles as your garden image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 07:00:08 AM
....Returning to the back garden v roof terrace debate, while some people would probably miss having their own patch of green at the rear of the house, others would likely be happy to go without. Last year, in a Guardian article about housing market “myths”, property guru Kirstie Allsopp said: “We’re not interested in our gardens any more – we’re not the passionate gardeners we used to be. ...
Australian housing market crash could lead to broader downturn, OECD warns image
. A crash in Australia’s “unprecedented” housing market could lead to a broader economic downturn, according to a report from the OECD. ...
Home ownership in England at a 30-year low, official figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:32:32 PM
....Government data reveals that the private rented sector has doubled in size since 2004, with almost half of all people in England aged 25 to 34 paying a private landlord for their accommodation. Ministers recently admitted England’s housing market was “broken”, with home ownership a distant dream for millions. ...
House sellers 'should pay stamp duty' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:38:01 PM
....It is calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond to change the tax in his Budget on Wednesday. "In its present form, stamp duty does not suit today's housing market - it pushes up costs for those looking to buy, exacerbating affordability issues in a market where prices have vastly outpaced wage growth," said Andrew McPhillips, the Yorkshire's chief economist. ...
More than half of new-build homes in England 'have major faults' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 07:01:10 AM
....The survey, which polled 4,341 UK adults online, was published alongside a Shelter report that concluded that the housebuilding sector is rigged in favour of big developers and land traders rather than families looking for homes. The current speculative system of housebuilding is failing families by producing expensive, yet poor-quality homes, according to the report, published after the government branded the housing market “broken” in its recent housing white paper. ...
‘Housing should be seen as a human right. Not a commodity’ | Patrick Butler image
....Today, Farha, the UN’s special rapporteur for housing, presents a paper on housing commoditisation to the UN human rights council in Geneva. It sets out how unregulated global capital has in recent years not only distorted housing markets all over the world – turbo-boosting prices and rents to a level that excludes and expels poor and middle-income families from so-called prime locations – but has also created housing precariousness on an unprecedented scale. ...
UK’s housing market is broken, and only a radical solution can fix it | Peter Hetherington image
....That was the recent admission of the communities and local government secretary, Sajid Javid, in a candid assessment of the country’s inability to provide the most basic resource for its people: a roof over their head, no matter income, circumstance or background. Launching a white paper last month, grandly titled Fixing our broken housing market, he noted that a once solid assumption that some form of housing would be available to all starting off in life – whether renting or buying – was now a distant dream for many. ...
Housebuilder Persimmon's profits rise amid 'confident' market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 08:32:01 AM
....The number of visitors to its sites was up by about 7% compared with a year earlier. "The UK new build housing market remains confident with customer demand for new homes supported by compelling mortgage products," the company said. ...
Windfarms aren’t the real reason energy bills are rising. Blame the free market image
.... Hopefully, by that point, the headline next to the windfarm photo will tell a different story. Everyone appears to be winning from the housing market apart from the people actually buying or renting a property. ...
The Bank of England fears it may not spot the next crisis. Here’s where to look image
.... Likewise credit-card lending, which is vulnerable to a rise in unemployment – or, more likely, a squeeze on pay from rising inflation that will prevent people servicing their loans. A mix of higher taxes on second homes and Brexit uncertainty is taking the heat out of the housing market. ...
Deportation orders threaten Trump's own turf: the real estate market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:00:02 PM
. Is Donald Trump, the property tycoon turned president, about to bust the housing market? That’s potentially one of the unanticipated impacts of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration, according to demographics experts and immigrants’ rights groups. ...
Barratt to pay out more to shareholders despite London sales slump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:35:18 PM
....One of Britain’s biggest housebuilders has surprised shareholders with an enhanced cash payout, despite its decision to cut prices on some of its most expensive homes in London amid waning demand. Brushing aside any uncertainty over the Brexit vote, Barratt Developments said it was sufficiently confident in the outlook for the housing market to extend its capital return plan, including special dividend payments of £175m in November 2017 and November 2018. ...
UK house price growth at slowest rate in four years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:01:30 AM
. Asking prices in Britain’s housing market rose at the slowest annual rate in almost four years in February as buyers become wary about paying too much, according to the latest survey from Rightmove. ...
One in four UK families have less than £95 in savings, report finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:01:30 AM
....Brencher said: “Although mortgage rates are at record lows, qualifying for these deals and getting a deposit can be difficult for those with limited household income or unusual circumstances. Britain’s broken housing market means becoming a homeowner is a distant dream for many families and government plans must swiftly be turned into action to stem the tide of inequality. ...
Savers need a balancing act to beat inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:00:31 AM
....com, says the historically high returns in the rental market have disappeared, but property “is always going to win” when compared to savings rates in banks and building societies. “In a strong housing market landlords will benefit from rising prices, and in a flat economy the asset of a flat, apartment or house will still generate a rental income and so remains a useful asset to investors. ...
Government willing to admit UK housing market is
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....com, says an awful lot is at stake for first-time buyers: “The current generation faces an almost impossible task to get on the housing ladder. ” Senior economist at PwC Richard Snook predicts there will be a further sharp rise in the number trapped in “generation rent”, those in their 20s and 30s locked out of the housing market: “We estimate that by 2025 some 59 per cent will be renting privately, up from 45 per cent in 2013. ...
Welcome to rabbit-hutch Britain, land of the ever-shrinking home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:00:09 AM
.... But could the UK now be facing a fresh squeeze on the size of its homes?. Ministers have admitted that England’s housing market is “broken”, and have set out a number of measures aimed at fixing it. ...
Let the councils build homes again and fix our broken housing market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:00:09 AM
.... At the same time, councils and housing associations are screaming out for long-term funds to build the homes Britain desperately needs. Instead we are in gridlock, with the communities secretary Sajid Javid issuing a white paper that acknowledges the housing market is “broken”, and which admits we need to build as many as 275,000 homes a year compared with the 190,000 last year – but then only think of fixes that do not involve borrowing a penny. ...
‘We didn't even have room for a table’: meet the 30-somethings fleeing London image
....“We know that having children is a key trigger point for moving,” says Cook. “When people reach the life stage where they have children, they want to trade up in the housing market – and in London, the gap between a two-bed property and a three- or four-bed property has widened as house prices have gone up. ...
GSK needs no medicine despite talk of poor performance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:49:04 PM
.... Rio may be luckier, but one expects more rigour. How is Sajid Javid’s white paper on the “broken” housing market going down? Are investors terrified by the sanctions that await any company hoarding land and not contributing to the government’s new construction targets? No. ...
England's housing market is 'broken', government admits in white paper image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 01:32:18 PM
. England’s housing market is broken, the government has admitted, with home ownership a “distant dream” for young families, as it unveiled a white paper promising a fresh wave of home building. ...
UK house prices fell in January for the first time in five months image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 10:34:19 AM
.... Nonetheless, weaker economic growth and increasing pressure on spending power, along with affordability constraints, are expected to dampen housing demand, resulting in some downward pressure on annual house price growth during the year,” he said. Along with other forecasters, Halifax is expecting the economic slowdown to put a brake on the housing market after several years of growth. ...
PM to reaffirm green belt pledge despite plans to ramp up housebuilding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:34:41 PM
....Sajid Javid, the communities secretary, said: “We are determined to make housing more affordable and secure for ordinary working families and have a rental market that offers much more choice. We understand people are living longer in private rented accommodation which is why we are fixing this broken housing market so all types of home are more affordable. ...
Theresa May to offer more security for renters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 11:44:42 PM
....Sajid Javid, the communities secretary, said: “We are determined to make housing more affordable and secure for ordinary working families and have a rental market that offers much more choice. We understand people are living longer in private rented accommodation which is why we are fixing this broken housing market so all types of home are more affordable. ...
UK house price growth has hit 14-month low, says Nationwide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 09:06:31 AM
....8% rise in December. Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s chief economist, said there were indications the housing market would soften in 2017, as household budgets come under pressure from higher consumer inflation at a time of weaker jobs and wage growth. ...
'It's a crisis that keeps on hurting' - experts debate Brexit watch data image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 11:10:06 AM
.... Spending is expected to slow further as rising inflation eats into pay packets. There were signs of a housing market slowdown in the latest snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. ...
Friday afternoon conveyancing fraud, plus the merits of 10-year mortgages image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 02:49:16 PM
....Bleak trend of low, part-time wages in UK is revealed. UK housing market falters as estate agents become less optimistic. ...
UK housing market falters as estate agents become less optimistic image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 07:01:30 AM
. Britain’s housing market cooled in December as sales activity fell and estate agents were less optimistic about prospects in the coming months. ...
Foxtons shares slump after significant fall in London property sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 09:45:19 AM
....Foxtons has unveiled a sharp drop in profits and has warned that housing sales would decline in the year ahead if demand for properties fails to pick up. The London estate agent’s trading update added to fears over the state of the capital’s housing market, and traders were quick to offload shares in the company. ...
UK house price average surges by £4,000 in December image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 11:20:19 AM
....“It would seem positive news on house prices simply will not go away despite the efforts of some to make us accept that the market will weaken in the wake of EU referendum angst. “As we have said time and again, the UK housing market is fundamentally robust, bulletproof even, and we do not subscribe to the view of the naysayers that we will see price reductions in 2017. ...
Crash 'was crisis moment for economists' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 11:13:41 PM
....However, the value of the pound has fallen about 17% since Britain voted to leave on 23 June. Mr Haldane said the fact that the UK economy had held up better than predicted in the aftermath was a "thoroughly good thing", putting it down to consumer confidence and the housing market. ...
Chief economist of Bank of England admits errors in Brexit forecasting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 08:52:01 PM
....“I think, near-term, the data, the evidence we’ve been accumulating since the referendum, has surprised to the upside. [There’s been] greater resilience, in particular among consumers and among the housing market, than we had expected. ...
Young to inherit more but in less equal amounts, says IFS image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 11:05:09 AM
...."About half of people will inherit little or nothing, whereas the other half are going to inherit quite a lot," said Paul Johnson, the director of the IFS. "And that will matter increasingly as younger people are not able to get on the housing market themselves, and not accumulating occupational pensions. ...
Government offers £7bn affordable homes fund to housing providers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:01:34 AM
....The communities secretary, Sajid Javid, said: “Our newly expanded affordable housing programme, turbo-charged by a multibillion-pound investment, will allow housing associations to build more homes in places where they are most needed, particularly for families who are just about managing. “By encouraging the delivery of more homes under a variety of tenures, we can create a housing market which truly works for everyone, meeting the diverse housing needs of this country. ...
House prices 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 11:30:29 PM
....Despite the drop in activity in London, the average house price in the capital is still £474,000, more than double the typical price of £217,000 in the UK as a whole, according to the latest official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The slowdown in central London is the result of the most significant change in the housing market in 2016 - a stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-let and second homes. ...
London house prices rise less than UK average for first time since 2008 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 09:11:01 AM
.... The average price nationally was £205,937 over the same period. Gardner said 2016 had been a stable year for the housing market with annual price growth the same as in 2015, but that the rate was likely to slow in 2017. ...
Snow cabins and jungle showers: the latest perks of a luxury London flat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 01:59:49 PM
.... The video faced criticism accusing it of being elitist. It came amid growing concern that London’s housing market is being distorted by an increasing number of foreign investors, some of whom rarely occupy their homes. ...
Britons putting away money in anticipation of Brexit slowdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 11:47:22 AM
....8% in 2016. The same BBA report showed mortgage approvals dropped 9% year-on-year in November as the housing market lost momentum at the end of 2016. ...
House price growth 'to slow in 2017' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 08:17:25 AM
....However, the current low cost of mortgages and the ongoing shortage of properties for sale would continue to support prices across the country, it said. Martin Ellis, Halifax's housing economist, said: "The housing market is critically dependent on how the wider economy evolves. ...
Brexit bounce sends confidence soaring in housing and stock markets image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 07:27:00 AM
....But there is likely to be plenty of volatility in 2017, especially if the Chinese economy slows or the populist revolution continues with key elections due in France, the Netherlands and Germany. There are also some signs of a much-needed slowdown in the UK housing market, with a record number of properties sold for below their asking price in November, according to the National Association of Estate Agents. ...
UK house price growth will slow to 3% in 2017, say surveyors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 06:30:10 AM
....UK house price growth will slow in 2017 but the legacy of insufficient housebuilding will mean that demand will outstrip supply and lead to a 3% rise over the year, surveyors have predicted. Although the most bullish housing market forecast for the new year released so far, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said it expected growth to be about half that in 2016. ...
Housing sales to fall in 2017, says CML image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 11:55:23 AM
....The number of homes repossessed by lenders also seems set to come in lower than the forecast, at 7,900 rather than 18,000. The CML said the housing market was “in a similar position to the economy, slightly subdued but holding up better than expected only a few months ago”. ...
Mortgage market to plateau until 2018, lenders warn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 11:31:15 AM
....He said he did not expect house prices to fall, although the number of transactions looked set to drift down slightly. "The housing market is relatively well insulated from direct Brexit effects, as most activity is driven domestically, but it is not immune from more generalised economic uncertainty," he said. ...
Mortgage data points to slowdown in UK housing market in October image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 01:43:57 PM
. The housing market slowed down in October, with the number of mortgages granted to home movers down 20% on a year ago, according to data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. ...
Airbnb a solution to middle-class inequality, company says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 01:01:57 PM
....“Ultimately, we’re willing to go in either direction, depending on how those cities want to handle it. “There are a bunch of tools that we can put into place, working very closely with the government, so that they’re able to meet the objectives that they want – benefiting the middle class, getting the benefits for tourism, but also making sure that they’re doing right by the housing market. ...
Housebuilder Bellway restarts land purchases image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 09:47:22 AM
....Ayres said: “The group has made an encouraging start to the financial year and customer demand for new homes continues to be robust. The strength of the underlying housing market supports further growth. ...
Days of the buy-to-let landlord are numbered, says Fergus Wilson image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 10:11:07 AM
.... “The government has recognised that the appeal of buy-to-let investment is not only making it harder for people to buy their first home, but is drawing capital away from productive parts of the economy, such as job-creating businesses and building new homes. “Both the stamp duty surcharge and withdrawal of tax relief will reduce the incentives for borrowing heavily to speculate on house prices, and help create a fairer housing market. ...
BREXIT BOOST: House prices strongest since April as low supply pushes up values  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 04:27:00 PM
....Meanwhile, a stamp duty hike for buy-to-let investors, which was introduced in April, has also affected the market. Mr Rubinsohn said: "This is significant not just for the housing market itself but also for the wider economy given how much of consumer spending is tied in with home purchases. ...
Housing market faces slow start to 2017, says Rics image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 12:23:27 AM
. A lack of homes for sale means that the housing market will get off to a slow start in 2017, according to surveyors. ...
House prices hit new record high after Brexit vote image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 01:49:00 PM
....Mario Berti, chief executive of Octopus Property, added: "Despite the turbulent economic and political backdrop, the property market remains surprisingly resilient. “Many predicted the worst for the UK housing market in the aftermath of the June 23rd Brexit vote, but prices so far have been supported by very tight supply, the low cost of borrowing and low unemployment. ...
Faster house price growth in November, says the Halifax image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 09:44:51 AM
....Jonathan Hopper, managing director of Garrington Property Finders, said: "The Halifax's market confidence tracker illustrates perfectly the 'business as usual' stoicism. It found consumer confidence in the housing market is at its lowest level for three years, but that nearly four times as many people expect prices to rise as think they will fall in the next year. ...

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