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Analysis Topic: Housing Market Price trends

The analysis published under this topic are as follows.

Housing-Market

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

UK Home Building to Fall - Iimplications for House Prices / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Leaked government documents have fallen into the hands of BBC Newsnight that show that despite all of the extreme measures to date to stoke up house building such as the help to buy scheme, instead the accelerating trend for house building looks set to come to an abrupt halt in the lead up to the next general election as the number of homes built for 2014-15 is now expected to fall by 4% to 128,000 from 133,650 for 2013-14.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

25 Years of UK Fixed Interest Rate Mortgages / Housing-Market / Mortgages

By: MoneyFacts

During the last 25 years, fixed rate mortgages have moved from the new kid on the block to the preferred choice of today’s mortgage borrowers.

The average house price* in 1989 stood at £55,000, today it has leapt to £260,000. Retail Price Index (RPI), the only inflationary measurement of the day, was 8.3% compared to 3.3% now and Bank of England base rate stood at 14%.

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Housing-Market

Monday, June 30, 2014

UK Interest Rates and House Prices Trend Forecast / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Whilst borrowers fear a rate rise, savers instead salivate at their prospects especially as the banking crime syndicate is now into its 6th year of the stealth theft of purchasing power of savings as the banks continue to suckle on the teat of the Bank of England through a myriad of schemes that results in effectively providing the banks with unlimited funding that has resulted in the collapse of savings interest rates that began in May 2012 and have been kept at sub inflation rates of systemic theft.

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Housing-Market

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sheffield House Prices Divergence - Silverdale Close, Affluent Area's Forecast / Housing-Market / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

Sheffield house prices are showing a huge divergence between affluent and deprived areas of the city in terms of the rate of annual increase where typically affluent areas of the city are experiencing a trend in house price inflation of an average of 5% per annum whilst deprived areas are experiencing what can only be classed as random price action, where similar properties even on the same street can deviate greatly by as much as 1/3rd in price as illustrated by several study's of sale prices of properties sold across streets in deprived areas of the city that have yet to exhibit a trend in house prices.

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Housing-Market

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Housing Markets? / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Jonathan_Davis

BANK OF ENGLAND FINANCIAL POLICY COMMITTEE TO CAP BULK OF HIGH LOAN-TO-INCOME MORTGAGES AND TOUGHENS UNDERWRITING STANDARDS

TO SET FROM OCTOBER LOAN TO INCOME RATIO AT 4.5 FOR 85 PCT OF NEW MORTGAGES

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

U.S. Economic Recovery™ In One Graph / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Jesse

"Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country.

When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank.

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Housing-Market

Monday, June 16, 2014

Global and UK House Prices / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Jonathan_Davis

The charts below show global house prices in relation to local incomes and historic rents.  Some of the prices are shockingly high, relative to reasonable economic comparators.

This first one, shows prices to incomes. To explain the chart, Italian house prices are seen as about the same, historically, relative to current income levels.

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Housing-Market

Monday, June 09, 2014

How to Profit from "Margin Call" on American Homeowners / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Get ready. There's more trouble ahead for home buyers, home builders, and especially homeowners who took out home-equity lines of credit before the housing crisis. Those heydays have turned into haymakers.

What's already started to happen might not only knock out the formerly aspiring but now petering-out housing recovery, but also might knock the already weak economy to the ground.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

US Housing Market's Darkening Data, Get Ready for Falling House Prices / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Dr_Martenson

Brian Pretti writes: When looking at residential real estate, we often tend to focus almost solely on recent price movements in assessing the health of the housing market at any point in time. But as both homeowners and income-earners in the larger economy, of which the housing market is an important component, to really understand what's going on, we need clarity into the larger cycle driving those price movements.

The more we look at today's data, the more it looks like that we are in a new type of pricing cycle -- one that homeowners and housing investors have no prior experience with.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Add Home Value By Going Green - Insulation, Green houses and Water Butts / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Percentage added to home value of 200% to 300% of typical costs incurred. Typically £700 spent can convert into as much as a £2k increase in value.

At relatively little cost home owners can boost their green credentials to not only increase the value of their homes by making their homes more appealing to increasingly environmentally conscious prospective home buyers but also save money on an ongoing basis.

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Housing-Market

Monday, June 02, 2014

Beware the Latest U.S. Mortgage Market Trap / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Get ready. There’s more trouble ahead for home buyers, home builders, and especially homeowners who took out home-equity lines of credit before the housing crisis. Those heydays have turned into haymakers.

What’s already started to happen might not only knock out the formerly aspiring but now petering-out housing recovery, but also might knock the already weak economy to the ground.

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Housing-Market

Sunday, June 01, 2014

How Trees Increase or Reduce Home Values - Dangers, Inspection, Neighbours, Pruning and Removal / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Percentage added to home value of 200% to 500% of typical costs incurred. Typically £500 spent can convert into as much as a £2.5k increase in value.

It is the responsibility of every home owner to ensure that their trees are in keeping with the size of their garden and neighbouring properties. Not only do very tall unpruned trees result in a lot of maintenance issues such as from falling leaves branches and wide spreading roots, as well as the legal responsibility of the tree owner should during a storm the tree topple over and damage property or even cause injury.

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Housing-Market

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Next Trillion-Dollar U.S. Mortgage Market Meltdown May Be Coming / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: The fourth securitization deal of big investor-owned single-family homes for rent is here.

Is this just another Wall Street gamble that will wreck the economy again, or is this time different?

You be the judge.

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Housing-Market

Friday, May 30, 2014

Home Ownership Debt, Mortgages, Slavery and the Risk of Ruin / Housing-Market / Mortgages

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Britain has a debt based economy where expanding total debt is the primary enabler for the economy to expand and that is the primary purpose of the Bank of England to enable governments to expand total debt be it public or private. However, following the credit crisis collapse of 2007-2009, individuals and banks become reluctant to borrow despite record low interest rates and hence why despite successive Governments (Labour and Coalition) having gone on a relentless spending binge to the tune of £750 billion of new debt the economy stagnated due to the failure to ignite a borrowing frenzy amongst Britain's working population.

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Housing-Market

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Help to Buy Caution - House Buying or Renting Scenarios / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

You may not be fully aware that the Help to Buy Scheme is an upto 20% EQUITY BACKED LOAN, which means that the government owns 20% of your property in exchange for the 5 year interest free loan. The loan is repaid when the property is sold or at the end of the mortgage term when you repay 20% of the SALE PRICE. So if house prices rise by 33% then so does the value of the loan at the time of repayment.

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Will a Garage Conversion Add Value to My Home? / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

It can be very tempting for home owners in need of living space to contemplate the conversion of their integral or attached garages. However this can turn out to be a huge mistake in terms of it being highly unlikely that you would ever recoup the costs in terms of an increase in your homes value, not unless you live in places such as central London where space carry's a heavy premium.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How Much Value Does a Conservatory Add to Your Home? / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Percentage added to home value of 50% to 133% of typical costs incurred. Typically £16k spent can convert into as much as a £22k increase in value, though this is very variable and can result in a loss of 50% of the costs incurred.

Whether a conservatory will add value to your home is not a clear cut decision as it depends on a number of factors such as the intended quality of build as the price for conservatories ranges from £5k at the low end for a wholly UPVC build bolted onto the back of houses to one built onto a dwarf wall of upto 30square metres in area that can cost upto £30k.

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Housing-Market

Monday, May 26, 2014

Top 15 Home Value Increasing Improvements - Extensions / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Moving home can be one of the most stressful times in ones life, therefore before one considers moving it may be better to fully evaluate the potential that your existing home presents in terms of a myriad of possible home improvements that not only make your home more livable but also add significantly more to your homes value than the amount spent.

In today's age it is taken as granted that your home has both double glazing and central heating installed, if for some reason you have been putting off installing either of these than that will be a huge red mark against your home when you put it on the market as it will ring the warning bells amongst viewers that there could be much more wrong with your property. Similarly this guide assumes that if there are any serious structural issues such as subsidence then these will already have been dealt with before hand.

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Housing-Market

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Home Buyers, Sellers and Estate Agents, Sell Your House for Cash? / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

What you need to know about Estate Agents

There will be greater competition in affluent areas between estate agents for business due to higher potential commissions, therefore there is a tendency to more aggressively value these properties so as to secure business and shut out other agents which means houses at least when first going on the market will tend to be over priced by typically 10%.

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Housing-Market

Saturday, May 24, 2014

UK Buy to Let Property Investing Business Top 12 Tips / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Investing in buy to let properties is nothing new for this is a near 3 decades old trend that began as a consequence of the Thatcher government introducing the policy of selling off council houses that continues to this day despite the emergence of the housing associations sector, today private rental properties out number social housing with some 10 million people in private rental properties more than triple the number 20 years ago as rising property prices and cost of living is pushing home ownership out of the reach of those on average earnings.

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