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House buying problems in the early 70s

BBC: We camped in our cars to buy a house

An interesting contrast to the house buying problems youngsters face today. Amazing to note that a dishwasher was well over twice the money needed for a house deposit. Of course when youngsters could buy a house at twenty they were far more likely to have children in the next couple of years to fill it with.

Posted by tenyearstogetmymoneyback @ 10:22 AM 0 Comments

Old but interesting article

FT: Are UK House Prices Heading for a Post Brexit Meltdown

Published in January, but has some interesting figures from historic crashes.

Posted by tenyearstogetmymoneyback @ 07:01 PM 2 Comments

Hitting all

BBC: Soaring second home ownership hitting young people

Its become a business not a place to live

Posted by deepak @ 10:02 AM 8 Comments

5.2% higher than in 2018

Reuters: UK house prices show biggest annual rise since Jan 2017 - Halifax

Would love to understand why the divergence from any other House price index? Also the volume of sales and turnover and the rate being offered.

Posted by deepak @ 09:17 PM 3 Comments

History doesn't repeat it rhymes

BBC: What went wrong for Woodford and why it matters

BNP freezes $2.2 bln of funds over subprime https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bnpparibas-subprime-funds-idUSWEB612920070809 This was the precursor in Aug 2007 when BNP barred investors money due to illiquidity of the funds. Interesting how reading the two articles, how similar words have been used to explain the situation

Posted by deepak @ 06:00 PM 2 Comments

Any day now the promised rent increases will come

ONS: ONS Rental index April 2019

For all the bleating from the landlord lobby, rents show no evidence of increased costs being passed on. I'm sure it'll come! Hopefully the gvmt will learn the lesson and increase taxes on owner occupied property as well and use the proceeds to reduce the damage done by taxing people in poverty.

Posted by mombers @ 08:19 AM 3 Comments

Trying to avoid another Northern rock

Reuters: Bank of England says it is should be watching mortgage price war 'like a hawk'

The BoE wants to ensure Mortgage lending doesn't get out of hand

Posted by tenyearstogetmymoneyback @ 12:34 PM 3 Comments

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House Price Statistics - UK National

Source website Period covered Average house price Monthly change (%) Annual change (%) Archive / Graph Peak average house price Change since peak (%) Official releases
LSL Property Services & Acadametrics (England and Wales) Jun 18 £303,960 0.20 2.10 Cross£305,654
(May 18)
0.5516/07/2018 (PDF)
Halifax House Price Index Jun 18 £225,654 0.30 1.80 Tick£227,871
(Mar 18)
0.9706/07/2018 (PDF)
Home.co.uk (England and Wales) Jul 18 £310,577 0.10 1.30 Cross N/A N/A 12/07/2018 (PDF)
Hometrack - Monthly National Survey May 18 £217,400 0.00 4.30 Cross N/A N/A 29/06/2018
Land Registry Monthly Report Apr 18 £226,906 1.20 3.90 TickThis monthN/A13/06/2018 (PDF)
Nationwide House Price Index Jun 18 £215,444 0.50 2.00 TickThis monthN/A01/06/2018 (PDF)
Rightmove House Price Index July 18 £309,191 0.10 1.40 Tick£317,281
(May 17)
2.5516/07/2018 (PDF)

House Price Statistics - Greater London

Source website Period covered Average
house price
Monthly
change (%)
Quarterly
change (%)
Annual change
(%)
Archive /Graph Peak average
house price
Change since
peak (%)
Official releases
Land Registry Monthly Report Apr 18 £484,584 2.40 N/A 1.00 Tick£530,409
(Jan 16)
8.6413/06/2018 (PDF)
Nationwide House Price Index Q2 18 £468,845 N/A 2.30 1.90 Cross£478,782
(Q1 17)
2.0801/06/2018 (PDF)
Rightmove House Price Index July 18 £628,458 0.50 N/A 1.70 Tick£649,864
(May 17)
3.2916/07/2018 (PDF)

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House Price Predictions

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Source website Analyst Photo Date prediction made Amount predicted Region Time Period Evidence Notes
National Housing FederationDavid OrrPhoto of David OrrDec 2013 35%UK2013-2020Tick
House prices will increase by another 35% by 2020, leaving a huge swathe of the population locked out of home ownership for life.

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