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Fears of a ‘massive’ global property price fall

Property prices have climbed to dangerous levels in several advanced economies, raising the risk of massive price falls if markets overheat, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Catherine Mann, the OECD’s chief economist, said the think-tank was monitoring “vulnerabilities in asset markets” closely amid...
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Why a house price crash is on the cards in 2017

House price growth is a constant in many people’s minds. The idea that they could fall seems unlikely according to homeowners who have enjoyed a long period of profiting from bricks and mortar. However, things could be about to change. Just as during the credit crunch there was...
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Business leaders urge government to tackle UK housing crisis

Business leaders have urged the government to tackle the housing shortage by expanding the rental sector and creating incentives for older homeowners to vacate large properties. The CBI set out 10 recommendations to get more people into suitable housing ahead of the publication of a white paper by...
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Without inheritance children will never own a home?

Research from Shelter has shown that 49% of parents in Britain whose children haven’t bought a home, think the only way they will be able to do so is with inheritance from them. Many parents feel high house prices and a lack of affordable homes are leaving their...
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Budget 2015: A roundup from industry commentators

The introduction of help to buy ISAs was the major housing news in George Osborne’s final Budget announcement before the election. CIH interim chief executive Gavin Smart’s gives his initial take on the initiative. “We are in the grip of a severe housing crisis. For decades we have...
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