Useful links

  • Look into your future outgoings. Calculate your future riches (or lack thereof) with this future wealth calculator: lets you compare renting to buying and then see what would happen if inflation or interest rates rose.
  • Watch The Crash Happen (new). The website Property Snake (which is the opposite of Property Ladder) tracks changes in asking price of individual properties. This site is very useful for bargain hunting and to counter the Vested Interest bull the Estate Agents purvey ("house prices only go up", and "there is a lot of demand for our properties").