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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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The 7 most affordable places in the UK to buy a house

Getting a foot on the property ladder has always been difficult, but there are some areas of the UK where it easier than others. The average UK house now costs eight times the average national wage. But new research, carried out by online money-saving agent eMoov, shows that...
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Designer villages where house prices are over £1 million

Who wants to be a property millionaire? As house prices continue to rocket, particularly in the commuter belt, more village residents are winning. This year, eight villages in Essex, Surrey, Greater Manchester, Hertfordshire and Hampshire, have joined the so-called “Millionaires’ Club”, where average asking prices, recorded by Rightmove,...
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UK housing market dips for first time in 12 months

Interest from UK house buyers has dropped for the first time since March 2015, as uncertainty continues to affect the market, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.  Following the buy-to-let rush that preceded the 1 April tax rise deadline, and with continued uncertainty caused by...
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