Is The Property Market in Free Fall?

We’ve seen some dramatic headlines this week generated by the latest Rics (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) UK Residential Market Survey (Oct 2017 – published 9th November 2017) which suggests that “falling property values are widespread”. Is that true, and is that what the report actually says? Well, actually, it doesn’t. But it does say…

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If the UK Population Exceeds 70m Will That Drive Property Prices?

When thinking about property prices and whether they’ll go up or down, we often think of, and quote, that economic fundamental of supply and demand. Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? A growing population suggests and implies growing demand. If supply stays still, or grows at a lesser rate than demand, then surely property prices have to…

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Are UK Property Values Still Doubling Every Ten Years?

In the old days one of the things we loved about property was the received wisdom that property values double on average every ten years. By the old days, I mean before the credit crunch (before 2007). Although many of us talked about buying for cash flow, in our hearts of hearts, out of the…

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Is this the worst place to invest in the UK?

I’ve mentioned it before on this blog but the Hometrack City index is worth another look. Not least because it’s monthly and coincidentally the latest results popped into my inbox this morning. If you really want to know what’s happening with house process in the UK, and at a micro level, this is the index.…

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Are you a fat, bloated, baby boomer buy to let investor?

There’s an interesting report out, prepared by the Resolution Foundation think tank, and reported by the BBC News website. Summarising the BBC summary, it says 1 in 10 adults owns a second home or investment property (and which includes those who own multiple second homes and investment properties) whilst 1 in 4 adults don’t own any property. Interestingly it…

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Is buy to let property investing really dead?

I’ve met quite a few (new or would be) buy to let property investors recently who seem to assume the days of buy to let are over. But despite the governments “attack on landlords” I think buying property to rent out is still one of the best property strategies to get into. Peter Jones B.Sc…

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