• Santander research suggests buoyant UK property market

    Santander research suggests buoyant UK property market0

    • 17th February 2016

    Banking giant Santander has released a research note suggesting that the UK property market will boom over the coming years. This is just the latest in a long line of reports on UK property which all seem to suggest that a lack of new builds and a growing population will push house prices to record

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  • Has the Bank of England lost sight of the UK economy?

    Has the Bank of England lost sight of the UK economy?0

    • 4th February 2016

    Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, could become the first to serve a full term without adjusting interest rates since Lord Thomas back in 1949. When you bear in mind that just a few months ago Mark Carney suggested it was “inevitable” that UK base rates would rise in the short term,

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  • Is the Scottish property market back in favour?

    Is the Scottish property market back in favour?0

    • 2nd February 2016

    For many years the Scottish property market has been overshadowed by its neighbour south of the border but recent data suggests that Scottish property is coming back into favour. The period preceding the recent independence referendum and the fallout post the referendum did not help investors with their long-term planning. As a consequence, there is

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  • London property market showing signs of irrational exuberance

    London property market showing signs of irrational exuberance0

    • 1st February 2016

    Irrational exuberance is a term coined by investment markets which often comes before a market correction. As the term suggests, demand for property and the prices people are willing to pay become irrational with very little correlation to cold hard facts and figures. Yet again we are seeing a raft of articles suggesting that the

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  • Are UK housebuilders stockpiling land?

    Are UK housebuilders stockpiling land?0

    • 31st January 2016

    Historically there have always been suspicions that UK housebuilders were sitting on enormous land banks as a means of pushing up the value of property. There have been various attempts by governments over the years to reduce these land banks and incentivise housebuilders to build more homes. However, a recent report by the Guardian suggests

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  • Is the UK property market disconnected from average earnings?

    Is the UK property market disconnected from average earnings?0

    • 26th January 2016

    When you consider that the average home in England now costs in excess of £300,000 (as of November 2015 in an ONS report) and London is even higher at £537,000, have UK property prices lost their long-term connection with average earnings? Over the last decade the average property price in England has increased by 50%

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