Report Lots of stuff suddenly sold in the first weeks of September in House prices and the economy Posted September 9 2 minutes ago, Si1 said: The financial industry is full of sharks and hard to understand. So I don't blame people for this. Plus owning property is opening discussed by ordinary people. Whereas share portfolios are not. The stock market feels more like gambling, housing genuinely feels safe to the vast majority of people. And it is safe! The UK govt will protect housing until the end, they will choose property owners over every other citizen.