Friday, Mar 20, 2015

Renting your way to poverty: welcome to the future of housing

The Telegraph: Renting your way to poverty: welcome to the future of housing

The housing crisis is already out of control, and no one in politics wants to help

Posted by becky @ 01:37 PM (6858 views)
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1. sibley's b'stard child said...

Great summary. Despite a so-called booming economy large swathes are taking a haircut via muted wage growth and increased living costs. A change in govt won't do a thing to rectify this trend, though an end to the tripartite corruption would be a good start.

Friday, March 20, 2015 04:22PM Report Comment

2. hpwatcher said...

A good house price crash is what's needed. BUT economic cycles and markets have been suspended for the time being.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 09:14AM Report Comment

3. quiet guy said...

"In the UK stricter tests have been introduced to try to prevent banks and building societies lending as recklessly as they did before. There have been repeated warnings to borrowers that at some point interest rates will have to rise. Up is the only direction in which they can go."

One of our more voluble posters has made a contrarian case that the next movement in interest rates will be downwards. I cannot help wondering if he will be proved right yet. That said, I would be looking for a ten year fix right now rather than playing crystal ball gazing games.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 11:12AM Report Comment

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