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FT - Housing Bubble Well & Truly Burst, As House Prices Reach Historic Low

Independent - House Prices Down 57% From 2007 High

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FT - Housing Bubble Well & Truly Burst, As House Prices Reach Historic Low

Independent - House Prices Down 57% From 2007 High

Express - Diana Predicted House Price Crash

Daily Mail - One Legged Lesbian Causes UK House Prices To Collapse

Daily Sport - Boobs Man Finds New Home In Church Choir

1991 Newspaper Headlines

January

Friday 04 JAN 1991 - The Times - House prices;London

House prices in London could rise by 3 per cent in the next six months, the estate agent Barnard Marcus predicted in its quarterly survey of prices.

Saturday 05 JAN 1991 - The Times - Record fall in house prices

House prices fell by a record 10.7 per cent last year, the Nationwide Anglia building society reported yesterday in its end-of-year survey. The figures showing the biggest recorded annual fall and, for the last three months of 1990, the biggest quart...

Thursday 10 JAN 1991 - The Times - House price rises suggest a recovery

House prices in London and southwest England showed a small increase during the last quarter of 1990, the first rise since the slump in the property market began in the summer of 1988, the Halifax building society said yesterday. The society's latest...

Wednesday 16 JAN 1991 - The Times - Agent fined over house price claim

An estate agent was fined £800 yesterday over a "grossly misleading" advertisement claiming that the price of a house had been cut by £30,000. The case is believed to be the first brought under section three of the Consumer Protection A...

February

Monday 04 FEB 1991 - The Times - House prices in the late 1980s are not to blame for the recession

The increase in house prices in the late 1980s was not to blame for the present recession, according to an article in Housing Finance, the journal of the Council of Mortgage Lenders. The article, by Jarlath Costello and Adrian Coles, also rejects the...

Sunday 10 FEB 1991 - The Sunday Times - House prices 'may not recover this year'

Time could be running out for any significant increase in house prices this year. The Abbey National, whose house-price forecast has been developed with the London Business School, is expected to halve its previous estimate for growth. The figures wi...

March

Wednesday 06 MAR 1991 - The Times - House price rises predicted this year

House prices remained almost static between January and February, indicating that the market has finally bottomed out, the Nationwide Anglia Building Society reported yesterday. The society's price survey found that at the end of last month the avera...

Wednesday 13 MAR 1991 - The Times - House prices predicted to rise 66% over five years

House prices in the UK are predicted to rise by an average of 66 per cent over the next five years as the housing market recovers from the slump through falling inflation and interest rates. The Housing Mortgage Corporation, in its latest house price...

Saturday 30 MAR 1991 - The Times - London house prices 'up 0.5%'

House prices in greater London have increased in the past three months for the first time since September 1988, the estate agent Barnard Marcus reports in a survey to be published on Tuesday. The agent, which has 50 offices in the region, also report...

April

Monday 08 APR 1991 - The Times - House prices are not the problem

The cult of the "property owning democracy" seems to be following its high-priestess into oblivion, especially since the Chancellor smashed the Golden Calf by abolishing higher rate tax relief on mortgages in last month's Budget. These days, the p...

Sunday 21 APR 1991 - The Sunday Times - Country houses fall 15% in price

The biggest casualties of the property slump were country houses in the home counties and "other southern regions", according to Savills, the estate agency that buys and sells houses for the rich, writes Andrew Yates. In a research document publish...

May

Wednesday 01 MAY 1991 - The Times - The price is right in the housing basement

A repossessed home's worth is measured, not by estate agents' hype, but by the price it fetches at auction, reports Michael Horsnell The bargain basement of Britain's property market is in the grip of a new phenomenon as thousands of repossessed home...

Thursday 02 MAY 1991 - The Times - Residents fear fall in house prices

BR's choice of the south London route for the Channel tunnel link has stirred strong protests from those in its path. Residents in Peckham, southeast London reacted angrily last night to British Rail's final decision to endorse a southerly route for ...

Monday 20 MAY 1991 - The Times - House prices 'to rise by 2% at most'

Some 80,000 repossessed homes will be on the market during 1991, according to the economics team of UBS Phillips & Drew, the securities group. It says that the properties, equivalent to a medium-sized town, will soak up demand and, with rising unemp...

Friday 24 MAY 1991 - The Times - Bank set to act on house prices

The Governor of the Bank of England warned the Building Societies Association conference in Glasgow that a resurgence of house price inflation would be firmly countered by the authorities. Robin Leigh-Pemberton, who said earlier this year he was prep...

June

Saturday 01 JUN 1991 - The Times - House price inflation

From Mr M. R. Darke Sir, Who is kidding whom? I find Robin Leigh-Pemberton's reported remark ("Bank set to act on house prices", May 24) to the Building Societies Association conference commenting on house price inflation that "with hindsight, th...

Saturday 01 JUN 1991 - The Times - House price inflation

From Mr Richard Wardrop Sir, Following Mr Leigh-Pemberton's comments on house price inflation, I am prompted to ask what plans he has to bring bank employees' mortgage rates into line with the rest of us poor (sic) mortals? He might also care to comm...

Saturday 01 JUN 1991 - The Times - Georgian furniture attracts top prices in house sale

Good examples of Georgian furniture prompted keen bidding when the contents of a cliff top house at Mevagissey, Cornwall, were sold for Pounds 224,269. The sale at the home of the late Ronald Strauss, a retired City financier, was expected by Phillip...

Tuesday 04 JUN 1991 - The Times - 2% house price rise is biggest for year

House prices increased by 2 per cent last month compared with the previous month, the largest monthly rise since March 1990, the Nationwide Building Society reported yesterday in its latest ouse price index. Nationwide said the increase followed the ...

Sunday 30 JUN 1991 - The Sunday Times - House price rises boost hopes in London, but recovery to be slow

London's housing market is emerging slowly from the slump, according to two reports to be published this week. The recovery is fragile and dogged by economic uncertainty, but prices in some areas are beginning to rise and the number of sales has inc...

July

Monday 08 JUL 1991 - The Times - House prices 'to stay static'

House prices are forecast to remain static over the next two years despite the expected 1 per cent drop in mortgage rates before the end of the year. Schroders, the merchant bank, estimates in its latest Economic Perspective that on top of an expecte...

August

Thursday 08 AUG 1991 - The Times - Halifax building society revises its forecast on house prices

The Halifax building society yesterday revised its forecast of a 5 per cent increase in house prices this year. Britain's biggest building society said it now expected prices to rise by less than 3 per cent this year due to the recession and soaring...

Thursday 22 AUG 1991 - The Times - House slump narrows North-South price gap

The housing market slump has had a savage effect in the south of the country while leaving the north relatively unscathed, narrowing the gap in prices between the two, the Council of Mortgage Lenders reports today. Its study of the market shows that ...

September

Sunday 08 SEP 1991 - The Sunday Times - Weekly watch on UK house prices

The most comprehensive weekly information service on home ownership in the United Kingdom starts today with the launch of The Sunday Times House Price Index, compiled with Morgan Grenfell, the merchant bank. The index combines data from the two bigge...

Wednesday 11 SEP 1991 - The Times - House prices

From Mrs Eileen Scott Sir, You report (September 3) that council-tax bills may be higher than predicted because of an apparent miscalculation of average house prices. The environment department is quoted as saying: "We stand by our figures. They t...

Sunday 29 SEP 1991 - The Sunday Times - House-price surge is on the way, but wait for it

Plummeting prices, higher earnings and mortgage rates of less than 10% have set the stage for a housing market revival next year, when prices are expected to rise by more than inflation. A report due to be published next month by UBS Phillips & Drew,...

Sunday 29 SEP 1991 - The Sunday Times - Sunday Times House Price Index;Property

The Sunday Times House Price Index this week publishes figures from the Halifax building society, comparing price movements since October 1988 in the north and southeast of England. While the southeast has suffered falls, prices have risen in the nor...

October

Thursday 10 OCT 1991 - The Time - Fall in house prices dashes market hopes

House prices fell by 0.8 per cent last month and by 1.1 per cent in the quarter to the end of September, dashing hopes that the market might show signs of recovery by the end of the year, according to figures from the Halifax Building Society yesterd...

Sunday 20 OCT 1991 - The Sunday Times - House prices fall by 2% despite interest rate cut

If statistics are to be believed, the Scottish property market is still some way from showing signs of recovery, writes Wendy Travis. A house price index, compiled by GA Property Services, shows a decrease of over 2% in Scottish house prices between ...

November

Tuesday 05 NOV 1991 - The Times - Maverick pays price for loans that were not safe as houses;Building societies

As the Town & Country Building Society sees its future `with the Woolwich', Lindsay Cook reports on the background to the merger and assesses the outlook for the societies The Building Societies Commission has had to steady the nerves of building soc...

Thursday 21 NOV 1991 - The Times - Falling house prices

House prices remain static in much of England and Wales and are still falling in parts of the South-East, according to the latest survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, published today. Seven out of ten estate agents in the South-E...

December

Thursday 05 DEC 1991 - The Times - Market weak

House prices fell by almost 1 per cent last month, confirming that the market remains "very weak", the Halifax Building Society said yesterday, publishing its latest figures. For the year ending in November prices declined by 2.4 per cent and are l...

Wednesday 18 DEC 1991 - The Times - Builders hit by fear of more house price falls;Stock Market

The growing number of house repossessions and the government's attempts to halt these depressed the construction industry. The prospect of house prices continuing to fall for the foreseeable future caused the shares of the big contractors, already k...

Thursday 19 DEC 1991 - The Times - Record repossessions are keeping down house prices

The property market is being held back as repossessed houses are resold in some areas at up to 30 per cent below their true value. Ray Clancy reports repossessions are having a significant impact on the housing market, keeping prices low in many par...

Monday 30 DEC 1991 - The Times - House prices stuck 'till 1993'

The housing market should begin to recover in the spring, but house prices are unlikely to show real gains until 1993, the Halifax Building Society says in its annual review published today. The review, prepared before the announcement of a rescue pa...

1992 Newspaper Headlines

February

Thursday 06 FEB 1992 - The Times - Prices of houses fall 3.6% in year

House prices fell by 1.2 per cent last month, the latest Halifax building society house price index shows. It comes after a fall of 1.3 per cent in December and means that house prices are now 3.6 per cent lower than a year ago. Although there are...

March

Tuesday 03 MAR 1992 - The Times - No let-up in house price fall

House prices fell again last month in spite of efforts by the government and lenders to breathe life into the market, according to a Nationwide building society survey. Figures showed prices down 1.2 per cent on the previous month, the third consecut...

Sunday 08 MAR 1992 - The Sunday Times - Budget butterflies hold off a rise in house prices

House prices are still falling, and the number of sales in January slumped The Sunday Times House Price Index this weekend shows that prices last month were 4.2% lower than in the previous February, when the property market was still reeling from the...

April

Wednesday 08 APR 1992 - The Times - House prices most at risk in South-East

A further sharp drop in house prices seems likely in London and the South-East if Labour wins the election, but the outlook for housing in the rest of the country may depend less on tomorrow's poll than on the state elections held in Germany last Sun...

May

Saturday 02 MAY 1992 - The Times - House prices begin to rise

House prices rose by 0.7 per cent last month, making the average cost of a home Pounds 55,565, the Nationwide Building Society, said yesterday. The rise comes after four months of falling prices. The last increase, of 1 per cent, occurred in Novembe...

Thursday 07 MAY 1992 - The Times - Lenders split on housing trends

House prices fell by 0.4 per cent in April, according to the latest Halifax house price index. The average price of a house is Pounds 60,534, 5.5 per cent lower than it was a year ago. The Halifax's figure contrasts with a 0.7 rise in prices recorde...

Sunday 10 MAY 1992 - The Sunday Times - House price fall takes shine off interest rate cut

The Sunday Times Green Shoots Index, launched last month, is an attempt to monitor the state of Britain's recovery. Each week we will note the economic news and assign it Green Shoots points, depending on its importance. Last week's index: +13. BLO...

June

Tuesday 02 JUN 1992 - The Times - Falling house prices trap 2m borrowers

At least 278,000 first-time buyers have mortgages larger than the current values of their properties, according to official figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A report to be published next week by UBS Phillips & Drew, the securities house,...

Thursday 04 JUN 1992 - The Times - House prices rise 0.4%

House prices rose by 0.4 per cent last month, the Halifax building society said. Earlier this week, the Nationwide recorded a 0.6 per cent rise. Both lenders have cautioned against over-optimism. The Halifax said that although prices showed a 0.4 ...

Sunday 07 JUN 1992 - The Sunday Times - The way out of the house price trap

In an open letter to the bosses of Britain's five biggest mortgage lenders, Diana Wright, Personal Finance Editor, invites them to adopt her plan for getting the housing market moving. Dear Sirs I WONDER if you read our article last week on the mortg...

Sunday 21 JUN 1992 - The Sunday Times - 'Boom days gone forever' as house prices still fall

The housing market is showing no signs of recovery and will remain depressed for the next five years as cautious buyers adjust to new economic circumstances, says an authoritative report to be published on Tuesday. It predicts a fall this year of 4%...

Monday 29 JUN 1992 - The Times - Prices fall as auction houses chase bidders

Two years ago a painting by Van Gogh sold for Pounds 49.7 million. Tomorrow another work by him is being offered in London with the modest estimate of Pounds 600,000. Nature Morte, Branche d'Amandier is admittedly small, at 91/2in by 71/2in, but it...

July

Fri 03 JUL 1992 - The Times - Half-price house sale

Seventy houses are to be sold at nearly half-price. The former RAF homes, above, will be priced from about Pounds 18,000 in what estate agents hope will be a swift sale starting in the next few weeks. The houses, on the former RAF ca...

Friday 10 JUL 1992 - The Times - House prices edge up

House prices rose 0.7 per cent last month, the Halifax building society said. The rise, it added, could be a sign that prices were stabilising. "Further recovery remains dependent on improvement in the economy and in employment prospects," a spoke...

Sunday 26 JUL 1992 - The Sunday Times - House prices continue to drop as Major studies rescue plans

The cuts in interest rates have not worked; the mortgage rescue package has failed; and the moratorium on stamp duty has done little to help. What can the government try now to rescue a housing market that seems bent on self-destruction? A report la...

Tuesday 28 JUL 1992 - The Times - Buyers rush in for half-price houses;RAF houses in Lincolnshire

More than 700 buyers are competing for 70 former RAF houses in Lincolnshire that are on sale at about half their market price. The detached and semi-detached post-war houses, some with new roofs and PVC double-glazing, are being offered at prices ran...

August

Sunday 09 AUG 1992 - The Sunday Times - House-price market spirals downward towards crisis

Far from showing even the first flickering signs of recovery, the housing market is plunging deeper into recession, with the situation, according to some experts, now rapidly moving towards crisis. Prices have already fallen longer and further in Lo...

Monday 17 AUG 1992 - The Times - Price mentality holds key to housing market

As this year has passed, it has become apparent that inflation is falling, if anything, faster than expected. But it has also become clear that the high inflation mentality is entrenched in far more parts of the economy than just the labour market. ...

September

Saturday 05 SEP 1992 - The Times - House prices down

House prices fell by 0.7 per cent in August, following a 0.4 per cent fall in July, according to the Halifax, the country's largest building society. Prices are 5.4 per cent lower than they were a year ago and the society predicted no upturn in the m...

Friday 18 SEP 1992 - The Times - Council tax based on 1991 house prices;Politics & Government

There will be no wholesale revaluation of the 20 million homes in England liable for the new council tax, even if property prices continue to fall, John Redwood, the local government minister, said yesterday. Houses would be taxed on the basis of the...

October

Saturday 03 OCT 1992 - The Times - House prices drop 1.4% in a month

House prices fell 1.4 per cent last month when would-be homebuyers were scared off by sharp fluctuations in interest rates as the pound dropped out of the European exchange-rate mechanism. Last month's reduction was the largest since October 1991, wh...

Friday 09 OCT 1992 - The Times - Record fall in house prices

House prices fell by at least 2.8 per cent in September, the biggest-ever monthly fall and equivalent to a one-third cut over a year. The precise figure will be issued today in the respected Halifax price index. It is understood to be at least double...

Saturday 10 OCT 1992 - The Times - House prices soared and slumped

House prices continued to rise dramatically in the South East and East Anglia after the Crash and more steadily in the rest of the country. In the year to October 1987, house price inflation was put at 14.5 per cent by the Halifax. In Greater Londo...

Saturday 10 OCT 1992 - The Times - House prices

House prices have now fallen an average 7.5 per cent over the past year, according to the Halifax price index issued yesterday. House prices fell by 3.1 per cent in September, although the seasonally adjusted index figure showed a 2.7 per cent fall. ...

Monday 12 OCT 1992 - The Times - Flat prices fall more than houses

Flats are falling faster in value than houses in the property slump, with the greatest price falls shown by two-bedroom, two-bathroom flats. While houses have gone down by 5.6 cent over the past year, flats have fallen by 10 per cent, according to a ...

November

Sunday 01 NOV 1992 - The Sunday Times - Granite City house price rollercoaster takes a dip

Aberdeen's apparent immunity to the property industry's recent maladies may be showing signs of wearing off. House prices in the city have fallen for the first time since 1988, and the number of properties for sale has increased substantially. Based...

Wednesday 04 NOV 1992 - The Times - House prices drop 4% in two months

House prices fell 2.7 per cent during October, according to the Nationwide, the second largest building society. This follows the 1.4 per cent fall in prices reported by the society for September. The figures indicate that prices, having fallen by m...

Wednesday 04 NOV 1992 - The Times - House prices drop 4% in two months

House prices fell by 2.7 per cent last month, according to the Nationwide building society. Since the end of August they have dropped more than 4 per cent, figures show. The average house price has fallen more than Pounds 13,000 since autumn 1989 to...

Sunday 15 NOV 1992 - The Sunday Times - What price a council house with a resident Maxwell?

If there is a single house bound to attract buyers even in the property slump, it is this one. To view it you must come to a hill overlooking the dreaming spires of Oxford, past the lodge, round the wooded drive, through the colonnade and into Headi...

Thursday 19 NOV 1992 - The Times - £750m buy-out unlikely to boost house prices

The government's Pounds 750 million plan to buy up empty property is unlikely to have much impact on the housing market. Housing associations, which are charged by the government to spend the money, have made it clear that they are unlikely to buy m...

SUunday 22 NOV 1992 - The Sunday Times - Council tax will mean new fall in house prices

The fall in house prices will accelerate when the council tax replaces the poll tax next April, according to a study published today. Morgan Grenfell, the merchant bank, says the value of houses in London and the southeast will fall by up to 4.5% nex...

Saturday 28 NOV 1992 - The Times - Bank sees further year of house price pain

House prices will continue falling next year despite lower interest rates, a new report from Charterhouse, the merchant bank, says. But the market is due for a strong recovery in 1994 and will continue rising for the following three years, it predic...

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Independent - House Prices Dive As Inflation Pressures Rise (a reprint from Tuesday 4th July 1995)

The Sun- Freddie Star Ate My House

FT - Housing Bubble Well & Truly Burst, As House Prices Reach Historic Low

Independent - House Prices Down 57% From 2007 High

Express - Diana Predicted House Price Crash

Daily Mail - One Legged Lesbian Causes UK House Prices To Collapse

Daily Sport - Boobs Man Finds New Home In Church Choir

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Daily Express "Immigrants bring new type of AIDS that reduces House Prices" Quote Frankie Boyle

He made a factually correct comment about Israel's treatment of the Palistian people so that naturally means he's a racist?

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Bloomberg: "UK Prime Minister Alistair Darling says recovery is just around the corner"

Opposition leader Liam Byrne "look what happens when you fail to lock in the recovery".

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Daily Express:

House Prices to Crash Further!

Daily Mail:

Only three years ago nobody thought it ridiculous that ordinary family homes in the south east cost £1m. We must have all been quite mad.

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"Another outbreak of cannibalism in Essex"

"Since the total collapse of the UK economy last year, food shortages have led to increasing instances of obese people being kidnapped, killed and eaten."

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"EAs say arrival of extraterrestrials will put increased pressure on property prices in the southeast"

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I've cut and paste this from the future.

www.murdochomninews.nwo

"Spot Price of Baked Beans hits new record high."

The Spot price of baked beans today hit a new record intraday high of £300.00 per half tin. Chief economist at Citibank, Imanol Scheister, says that a target price of £400.00 per half tin, by the year's end, seems "conservative". (continued...)

[Advert] WE WANT YOUR TIN FOIL: Money tight? Spare tin foil? Today, the tin foil hat industry is one of the few....(continued)...

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3 Years on, not sure things have panned out as expected. My post was highlighting the headline throughout the previous crash where speculation in the press predicted rises but the reality of market data ground lower. History did not repeat itself this time, we had about 7 months of the fastest crash in history and it was nipped in the bud. The world seems extremely weird, it feels like we are right back in the bubble without the cleansing or clearing of the previous bubble.

Interesting times....

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Daily Express: Houses Prices SOAR

And their nonsense about statins and Diana. Pure toon town.

I suppose somebody has posted something about their reliance on advertising revenue from debt peddlars - but I could do with a reminder.

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3 Years is quite generous - Kaiser reckons we'll be in the shite within 24 months and to be honest - I think houseprices crashing will be the least of our worries by this time - they are literally on economic course to Armageddon.

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