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Monday, Jul 28 2014 Add a News Blog Article

Housing crash now on

Dailymail: Confidence in market plung

This bubble is starting to burst even before rates rise..this bubble especially in London is so big I can see 60-70% falls being headline news for many years

Posted by taffee @ 06:36 AM 6 Comments

An extra 2.7 million to be housed from 2008 to 2014 and lower income per capita to pay for it

Wall St Journal: U.K. Recovery Flattered by Population Growth

After the IMF raised its U.K. growth forecasts to 3.2% on friday output per capita is still some way below 2008 levels, the U.K.’s performance by this metric does not compare well with most other developed economies. The UK has seen strong population growth adding another 2.7 million people to the books from 2008 to 2014. During this period U.K. GDP per capita measured in purchasing power standards adjusted for differences in price levels fell from 114% of the EU average to 106%, a decline of eight percentage points. For the crisis-stricken euro zone, the decline was from 109% to 108%, with Germany GDP per capita rising to 124% of the average from 116% with only Spain experiencing a similar relative decline in income per person to the UK.

Posted by enuii @ 11:06 AM 0 Comments

Only just realised?

Telegraph: Buy-to-let: creating bedsits for 20pc returns is just a response to the market

This is the baseline model for London. You can get 600 a month HB on a per room basis. Even a two bedroom house switches to three single occupancy (or double) rooms. That flat, you could fit a family in there, two kids sharing a room, but they wouldn't be able to match the rental costs. Truly this is a scandal because the government is maintaining a price level that they themselves arbitrarily decided, while at the same time switching provision from health care and education to keep the money flowing.

Posted by stillthinking @ 09:30 AM 4 Comments

Mwahahahaha - Crashy, Crashy time in London!

PropertyIndustryEye: This is more than seasonal, says Hometrack, as housing market growth slows

The pace of house price growth has slowed to the weakest in 18 months – and the London market is cooling “rapidly” and “dramatically”. Reporting this morning, Hometrack said that weakening demand and a slowing in property price inflation are “more than just a seasonal slowdown”. n London, Hometrack says that 11% of areas are now registering price falls, while only 12% of London postcodes registered price gains in July. The proportion of the asking price being achieved is also starting to decline nationally, as agents “find it hard to push prices ahead in the face of weaker demand”.

Posted by khards @ 02:41 PM 9 Comments

Have you converted your bullion into a house deposit yet?

Bullionvault: Gold Prices "Range Bound", Dip Below "Psychologically Important" $1300 as Consensus Forecasts Fresh Falls

Looks like gold has been sidelining for too long with too much deflationary news. A drop to between $1000 and $800 will signal that interest rates are going to drop to negative rather than positive, with new technology and labour mobility causing the cost of living and doing business to plummet. Did I hear 3D printing anybody? Could Carney be speaking about rate rises because he wants to distract folks from the ongoing meltdown in rates, with Germany flirting with negative rates? Indeed, the German 6month note went negative on the 13th July for the first time since last April: . It remains at 0.028% with no European growth projected.

Posted by libertas @ 12:17 AM 36 Comments

Unreliable boyfriend?

Daily Wail: Rate rise could push Britain back into recession says Carney: Fears over effect of household debt

- The Canadian Bank of England governor warns that a rate rise is on the way - With no increase, the housing market could spiral out of control, he says - Rates have been kept at 0.5 per cent since the depths of the crisis in 2009

Posted by hpwatcher @ 11:37 AM 10 Comments

Help not to be repossessed

City A.M.: Interest rate hikes risk a household debt crisis if we don’t act now

A "help not to be repossessed" scheme? I wouldn't bet against it

Posted by mountain goat @ 11:18 PM 2 Comments

An interesting one for the Homeowenerists...

Telegraph: BBC drives biggest rise in house prices

What to say? It's absolutely fine for idle landowners to trousers billions from CrossRail, but what if the source of the unearned windfall is that enemy of capitalism, the BBC?

Posted by mombers @ 02:22 PM 1 Comments

Step by step guide to being a landlord

Commercial Trust: Step by step guide to being a landlord

Being a landlord is about much more than just buying a property and sticking some tenants in to pay the rent – it’s about providing someone with a home and making sure that home is safe and suitable for the person living there.

Posted by amelia @ 01:10 PM 1 Comments

Is this a sign of a crash?

MoneyWeek: What Foxtons' share price tells us about the London property market

Foxtons, the famously bullish London estate agent, has seen its share price fall to a 52-week low. That doesn't bode well for the capital's house prices.

Posted by andrew.williams @ 12:17 PM 0 Comments

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House Price Statistics - UK National

Source website Period covered Average
house price
Monthly change
Annual change
Archive /Graph Peak average
house price
Change since
peak (%)
Official releases
Communities and Local Government House Price Index Mar 14 £252,000 N/A 8.00 Tick£254,000
(Jan 14)
LSL Property Services/Acadametrics Apr 14 £263,113 0.50 7.30 CrossThis monthN/A09/05/2014 (PDF)
Halifax House Price Index Apr 14 £177,648 0.20 8.50 Tick£199,770
(Aug 07)
11.0708/05/2014 (PDF) (England and Wales) May 14 N/A 1.40 9.20 Cross N/A N/A 14/05/2014 (PDF)
Hometrack - Monthly National Survey Apr 14 N/A 0.60 6.00 Cross N/A N/A 28/04/2014
Land Registry Monthly Report Mar 14 £169,124 0.40 5.60 Tick£186,045
(Jan 08)
9.1030/04/2014 (PDF)
Nationwide House Price Index Apr 14 £183,577 1.20 10.90 Tick£186,044
(Oct 07)
1.3301/05/2014 (PDF)
Rightmove House Price Index May 14 £272,003 3.60 8.90 TickThis monthN/A19/05/2014 (PDF)

House Price Statistics - Greater London

Source website Period covered Average
house price
change (%)
change (%)
Annual change
Archive /Graph Peak average
house price
Change since
peak (%)
Official releases
Communities and Local Government House Price Index Mar 14 £459,000 N/A N/A 17.00 TickThis monthN/A20/05/2014
Halifax House Price Index Q1 14 £319,894 N/A N/A 15.50 Cross£320,847
(Q3 07)
0.3004/04/2014 (PDF)
Land Registry Monthly Report Mar 14 £414,490 0.60 N/A 12.40 TickThis monthN/A30/04/2014 (PDF)
Nationwide House Price Index Q1 14 £362,699 N/A 5.30 18.20 CrossThis quarterN/A02/04/2014 (PDF)
Rightmove House Price Index May 14 £592,763 3.30 N/A 16.30 TickThis monthN/A19/05/2014 (PDF)

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House Price Predictions

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Source website Analyst Photo Date prediction made Amount predicted Region Time Period Evidence Notes
RICSN/AN/ADec 2013 8%UK2014Tick
This growth is being driven by the acute imbalance between burgeoning buyer demand and sluggish supply with new instructions to estate agents close to stagnating.
RICSN/AN/ADec 2013 11%London2014Tick
It remains to be seen what impact the recently announced increase in capital gains tax for overseas vendors will have on the prime central London market.
National Housing FederationDavid OrrPhoto of David OrrDec 2013 35%UK2013-2020Tick
House prices will increase by another 35% by 2020, leaving a huge swathe of the population locked out of home ownership for life.
Knight FrankLiam BaileyN/AMar 2011 6%UK2012Tick
Knight FrankLiam BaileyN/AMar 2011 6%UK2011Tick
Knight FrankLiam BaileyN/AMar 2011 8.8%UK2013Tick
Knight FrankLiam BaileyN/AMar 2011 5.8%UK2014Tick
Knight FrankLiam BaileyN/AMar 2011 4.9%UK2015Tick
Jonathan DavisN/AOct 2010 40-50 % UK2007-2013Tick
New forecast set at Oct 10. Given historical reference, bank failures, credit restrictions and global economic recession.
IHS Global InsightHoward ArcherPhoto of Howard ArcherSep 2010 10%UK2010-2011Tick
We suspect that house prices could fall by around 10% between now and the end of 2011. Much will obviously depend on how well the economy holds up as the fiscal squeeze increasingly kicks in, mortgage availability and the amount of houses coming on to the market.
Jones Lang LaSalleJames ThomasPhoto of James ThomasAug 2010 3.9%UK2010Tick
"During the remainder of 2010, JLL expects a decline of 3.9 per cent on current price levels, reducing the value of the average UK property by £6,500."
CEBRN/AN/AAug 2010 4%UK2010Tick
"The Centre For Economics And Business Research (CEBR) said prices will increase 4 per cent this year and continue rising until 2014, mainly due to a shortage of homes in the UK and low interest rates."
NIESRN/AN/AJul 2010 8%UK2010-2015Tick
"The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) claims that prices will fall, in real terms, by about eight per cent."
Capital Economics Ltd.N/AN/AJul 2010 23%UK2010-2012Tick
"UK house prices will fall through 2012 as the deepest public-spending cuts since World War II and tighter credit conditions deter potential buyers."
Knight FrankLiam BaileyN/ADec 2009 3%UK2010Tick
Knight Frank predicts that a continuing growth in unemployment, allied to wage freezes and tax rises, and a rise in average mortgage rates will force a number of sales which, in the absence of greater depth of demand, will see prices slipping back.
Jones Lang LaSalleJames ThomasPhoto of James ThomasSep 2009 7%UK2010Tick
Jones Lang LaSalle's latest UK Residential Market Forecast predicts this market revival is likely to be unsustainable and a fall in prices of -7% on average is likely during 2010.
CluttonsThomas GroundsN/AFeb 2009 9%UK2009Tick
Cluttons predict that house prices will fall by nine per cent this year and by 1.5 per cent next year, with a peak-to-trough decline of 24 per cent.
CluttonsThomas GroundsN/AFeb 2009 1.5%UK2010Tick
House prices will fall by nine per cent this year and by 1.5 per cent next year, with a peak-to-trough decline of 24 per cent
CluttonsThomas GroundsN/AFeb 2009 11%London2009Tick
In Central London, Cluttons predict that prices will fall by 11.0 per cent this year but will see a marginal growth of one per cent in 2010, putting the peak-to-trough decline at 29 per cent.
CluttonsThomas GroundsN/AFeb 2009 1%London2010Tick
In Central London, Cluttons predict that prices will fall by 11.0 per cent this year but will see a marginal growth of one per cent in 2010, putting the peak-to-trough decline at 29 per cent.
Market OracleAndrew ButterN/AJan 2009 33%UK2007-2012Tick
For Nationwide Index; updates forecast of 35% to 40% drop (peak to trough) done in Sept 07, reason now low long term interest rates will hold prices up until bottom in 2012.
Market OracleNadeem WalayatN/AJan 2009 36%UK2007-2011Tick
For Halifax Index updates; forecast of 15% drop for 08 done in August 07, bottom 2011.
IHS Global InsightHoward ArcherPhoto of Howard ArcherOct 2008 15%UK2009Tick
Global insight have further revised down their house price forecasts to show a fall of 15% in 2009.
NationwideGraham BealePhoto of Graham BealeSep 2008 25%UK2008-2010Tick
Nationwide CEO Graham Beale expects a 25% decline between 2008-2010 in UK housing market before any signs of a recovery.
Jonathan DavisN/ASep 2008 40-50 % UK2007-2011Tick
New forecast set at Sep 08. Given historical reference, global bank failures,credit restrictions and economic recession. HowardN/AAug 2008 0%UK2008-2009Tick
New research from BrightSale suggests that prices do not have much further to fall to bring them back to long-term equilibrium
Lloyds TSBEric DanielsPhoto of Eric DanielsJul 2008 5%UK2009Tick
Lloyds predict a further 5% fall for 2009 on top of their 10-15% fall prediction for 2008.
National Housing FederationDavid OrrPhoto of David OrrJul 2008 25%UK2008-2013Tick
National Housing Federation predicts that the average house price in England will rise by 25 per cent over the next five years to reach £274,700, despite fears of a housing market crash.
DeloitteRoger BootlePhoto of Roger BootleJul 2008 33%UK2008-2010Tick
Deloitte now expect UK house prices to fall by about a third by the end of 2010 with severe adverse effects on household spending and investment.
SavillsJeremy HelsbyN/AJul 2008 25%London2008-2009Tick
The chief executive of Savills forecast house prices in London to fall 25 per cent by the end of next year.
GMOJeremy GranthamN/AJul 2008 50%UKNot statedTick
Jeremy Grantham of GMO, the $126-bn US investment fund, notes that UK house prices "could easily decline 50% from the peak, and at that lower level they would still be higher than they were in 1997 as a multiple of income!"
Capital EconomicsRoger BootlePhoto of Roger BootleJun 2008 35%UK2008-2010Tick
Revised forecast: House prices may fall up to 35pc over the next three years, Capital Economics has warned, in one of the bleakest forecasts yet for the UK's property market.
Jones Lang LaSalleJames ThomasPhoto of James ThomasMay 2008 1-3 % UK2009Tick
Minor falls predicted for 2009.
Jones Lang LaSalleJames ThomasPhoto of James ThomasMay 2008 7-9 % UK2010-2013Tick
Jones Lang LaSalle expect slow growth from 2010-2013.
Morgan StanleyDavid MilesPhoto of David MilesMar 2008 20%UK2008-2009Tick
David Miles, chief UK economist at Morgan Stanley predicts that house prices will fall by up to 20% over the next two years.
Numis SecuritiesJames HamiltonN/AMar 2008 30%UKNot statedTick
James states that "UK property prices remain 44% over valued we expect them to go to a discount to fair value." (44% over-valuation would result in a 30.55% price drop)
Boom Bust Fred HarrisonPhoto of Fred HarrisonJan 2008 30%UK2008-2012Tick
Fred Harrison predicted a drop of 20% in his book Boom Bust (2005) but he now believes the drop will be around 30%.
London School of EconomicsJohn Van ReenenPhoto of John Van ReenenJan 2008 20%UK2008-2009Tick
John Van Reenen, expected prices to fall 20% before bouncing back but he doesn't state a time period for this prediction.
London School of EconomicsWillem BuiterN/AJan 2008 30%UK2008-2009Tick
Mr Buiter says that on average, lower house prices don't make UK consumers worse off. They lose as owners but gain as renters.
Gordon is a MoronDr Vernon ColemanPhoto of Dr Vernon ColemanAug 2007 50%UKNot statedTick
Dr Vernon Coleman Predicts a 50% House Price Crash in his book "Gordon is a moron".

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