House Prices

Let’s not cancel the Crossrail celebrations yet

21 May 2018 17:33

Until a few days ago, reporting of the almost completed Crossrail project had been focused chiefly on the impact of…

Building more houses won’t solve anything

14 February 2018 18:15

This piece first appeared in last week’s Spectator.  Britain does not have a housing shortage. We have a problem with…

There is no simple fix for Britain’s ‘broken’ housing market

17 November 2017 18:10

You’re probably sick of hearing that Britain is in the midst of a housing crisis – we’ve all heard it…

With average house prices now eight times the average wage, affordable housing remains a dream

28 September 2017 13:01

Housing – and specifically the dearth of reasonably priced housing – is an issue that crops up again and again…

Quantitative easing has made houses hopelessly unaffordable

29 August 2017 11:51

Financial crises tend to see asset prices collapsing, making housing more affordable. But it’s been different this time because the…

Exports are booming thanks to the competitive pound

1 August 2017 13:55

Remember George Osborne in his hi-viz jacket as he toured the nation’s metal-bashers and gromit-manufacturers in furtherance of his elusive…

The young are tired of London – and who can blame them?

13 June 2017 10:32

London has historically been the place to go for young creative types. These days, renting damp warehouses and staying in…

House prices are…staying pretty much the same

7 June 2017 12:54

Depending on which way you look at it, today’s house price data from Halifax is either good or bad news.…

House prices boosted by tram routes

15 May 2017 12:21

In the wake of Friday’s international cyber attack, it was logical to assume that yesterday’s complete shutdown of the Manchester…

The curious incident of Cambridge’s Latin graffiti

5 April 2017 9:36

A weird one, this. Yesterday, a short walk away from me in Chesterton, Cambridge, an enigmatic threat appeared in three-foot-high…

House prices showing lowest pace of growth in two years

31 March 2017 11:58

Another day, another slew of house price data. But with Article 50 now triggered, recent Bank of England data showing…

It’s not grim up North: Manchester tops UK cities for house price growth

24 March 2017 12:45

‘Northern Powerhouse fires up house prices in Manchester’ shouts one headline. ‘Manchester is at the centre of Britain’s property boom’…

House prices now more than seven times income

17 March 2017 12:33

There are many things that beggar belief. The enduring popularity of Mrs Brown’s Boys for one. A continued appetite for…

Homeowners ‘earning’ more from their properties than their jobs

10 March 2017 10:28

It brings a whole new meaning to ‘working from home’. New research has revealed that homeowners in one in three…

Housing

UK house price growth slows to its lowest pace since 2013

7 March 2017 11:34

As a nation, we obsess. We obsess about the weather, taxes, the state of the roads, death and the cost…

Don’t blame Brexit: the vote to leave the EU has had little effect on the housing market

24 January 2017 12:14

As a former property journalist I understand why the media uses Brexit to explain the performance of the UK housing…

Parents willing to pay tens of thousands more to live near a top school

5 September 2016 12:59

I have no recollection of my first day at school. I was four-years-old so it’s not surprising that I can’t dredge…

London’s old elite is discovering how it feels to be priced out

4 September 2016 8:30

‘Super-rich foreigners are “forcing” the old money elite out of London’s prime postcodes.’ So declares London’s Evening Standard newspaper –…

Nuisance neighbours sink UK house prices by £17,000

11 August 2016 11:04

How I long for a detached house with a drive – and, more importantly, no neighbours. My current abode is…

Could Brexit solve the housing crisis?

23 May 2016 22:30

It is, at times, unclear that George Osborne is aware that the under-30s are voting in this EU referendum. When…