You know lots of people with houses worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, but probably a lot fewer with six-figure share portfolios. Why?
Like an Empty Nester cocooned in equity in a four-bed detached house overlooking the Green Belt who frets about what his daughter will do to afford a £200,000 bedsit in Brixton, I’ve got a split mind when it comes to UK residential property. UK houses still feel expensive, not least by the traditional measure of [...]
A good way to get depressed is to never buy your own home and then to take a peek at a graph of house price appreciation. Let’s see what we could have won!
Are UK house prices going to stay elevated compared to their old incomes or rent measures, and why does it matter?
The new FirstBuy scheme will help first-time buyers get on the housing market, by giving them access to a new £250 million fund.
The house price predictions for 2011 are mainly for modest 1-2% falls, although a couple of bears expect double digit declines. Nobody expects prices to rocket.
In this guest post, Rick Todd of Expat Investing considers whether buying a property overseas is a good decision, or just a complication on the otherwise blue horizons.
Stamp duty for first-time buyers was scrapped in the budget, provided they contain themselves to spending less than £250,000. Easy, unless you live near London.
First time buyers will pay no stamp duty on houses up to £250,000, but spending £1 million costs more
Funny how one of the world’s richest men understands how young first-time buyers have been impoverished by crazily high house prices.
A frozen chicken would cost £47 if the cost had risen like house prices have since 1971. Does it matter?
All the major UK house price predictions for 2010 in one spot. This way, they can all be wrong in the same boat!
You can’t live in an equity portfolio, however much it helps you sleep at night. Should I follow the rich kids into property?
Price declines have been extreme, and in the medium-term the investment case for commercial property still stands.
I think the time has come to buy commercial property. And almost nobody agrees with me.
Property has bond-like qualities, in that it represents a solid asset that produces an income via rents.