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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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Hertfordshire is best place to raise a family

New parents should consider selling up and moving to Hertfordshire, according a new study which has just named the county the UK’s best place to raise a family. Top exam results, good pay prospects and plenty of sunshine, combined with lots of GPs and fast broadband, place Hertfordshire...
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UK interest rates held at 0.5%

The Bank of England has held the UK’s main interest rate at 0.5% despite speculation that it would cut rates. The Monetary Policy Committee voted 8-1 to leave rates unchanged, but minutes of the meeting showed most members think the Bank will take some action next month.
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