Friday, May 26, 2006

Bursting Bubbles?

50 Connect: Is the new house price bubble set to burst?

The housing market in the UK has taken everyone by surprise with its renewed growth, but are we set for a gentle landing? Growth in the UK housing market and the rise in house prices were forecast by all of those involved in the sector to slow this year. The question very simply was by how much?

Posted by jason @ 01:16 PM (2015 views)
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1. Bidin'matime said...

Proves my point from a while back, that a burst of activity in the market is good, as it encourages people to doubt the sustainability of the market - when sources that have no axe to grind either way start talking the market down, then we know that things are moving in the right direction.

Friday, May 26, 2006 01:28PM Report Comment
 

2. Ticktock said...

This concept of a 'gentle hissing' (rather than a pop) to deflate the housing bubble seems to be a quite widely held view. I would ask those who take such a view to provide an example of a previous bubble manageing to 'hiss' its way to deflation.

The general acceptance of there being a bubble should give the greatest clue as to how it will likely 'deflate'

Friday, May 26, 2006 03:52PM Report Comment
 

3. Blindleadtheblind said...

absolutely correct Ticktock....the masses are always wrong, expect to see a sudden surge in the inflation data and a corresponding surge in intrest rates. This will be the catalyst for the crash and will happen probably not later than the last qtr of this year. For all the managing of the inflation figures by various agencies, the simple fact is BOE and other central banks have been creating liquidity (read money) at hugely inflationary levels. Gold prices as usual are indicating this very clearly....but thats a different story!

Saturday, May 27, 2006 05:39AM Report Comment
 

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