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You know lots of people with houses worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, but probably a lot fewer with six-figure share portfolios. Why?

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House prices versus earnings

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 [...]

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Historical UK house prices

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!

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Are UK house prices too high?

Are UK house prices going to stay elevated compared to their old incomes or rent measures, and why does it matter?

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The new FirstBuy scheme will help first-time buyers get on the housing market, by giving them access to a new £250 million fund.

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House price predictions 2011

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.

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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.

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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.

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First time buyers will pay no stamp duty on houses up to £250,000, but spending £1 million costs more

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Funny how one of the world’s richest men understands how young first-time buyers have been impoverished by crazily high house prices.

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Playing chicken with house prices

A frozen chicken would cost £47 if the cost had risen like house prices have since 1971. Does it matter?

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UK house price predictions 2010

All the major UK house price predictions for 2010 in one spot. This way, they can all be wrong in the same boat!

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You can’t live in an equity portfolio, however much it helps you sleep at night. Should I follow the rich kids into property?

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Price declines have been extreme, and in the medium-term the investment case for commercial property still stands.

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I think the time has come to buy commercial property. And almost nobody agrees with me.

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Property has bond-like qualities, in that it represents a solid asset that produces an income via rents.

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