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Analysis Topic: Housing Market Price trends

The analysis published under this topic are as follows.

Housing-Market

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Barclays 100% Mortgage Pours Fuel on UK House Prices Bull Market / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The UK mortgage providers are once more innovating new products with old objectives, that of allowing those who cannot afford to buy their first homes, being engineered an helping hand onto the property ladder. Which is what Barclays 100% mortgage (no deposit) represents at upto 5.5X earnings. However we are not quite back to the free for all frenzy of 2007 when the credit markets were so loose that self certified mortgages were rampant and not forgetting savers who could lock in 7%+ yields! Even savvy borrowers could turn the tables on the credit card providers and rake in several thousands of pounds a year by stoozing (borrowing on 0% credit cards and saving in accounts paying as high as 7%).

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Barclays Launches 100% Mortgage to Compete with Bank of Mum and Dad - Video / Housing-Market / Mortgages

By: Mario_Innecco

Transcript Excerpt: hi it's out Wednesday's the 4th of May 2016 I'll be talking about Barclays Bank
here in the UK they've just launched the first hundred percent mortgage since the
2008 crisis if you remember well Northern Rock collapse because you know
their lending recklessly so now Barclays Bank is doing the same thing I do have
to say though that it's not surely a hundred percent because it's also called
a guarantor mortgage which basically means that the parents of the young
couple or young person taking on that mortgage they put down 5% the mortgage
in an account with Barclays for three years to guarantee that mortgage and you
know and and the border wars they keep paying the interest and the guarantor

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Tracker Mortgage Rates Start to Rise as Demand Falls / Housing-Market / Mortgages

By: MoneyFacts

The Bank of England base rate has now been on hold at 0.50% for seven years, so it would be fair to assume that variable rate tracker mortgages have also remained static. However, research from Moneyfacts.co.uk shows that this is not the case, with the average two-year tracker mortgage rate increasing by 0.06% since November 2015.

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Housing-Market

Monday, May 02, 2016

US House Prices Outpacing Official Inflation Rate, Household Income / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: MISES

Ryan McMaken writes: This week, the latest numbers from the S&P/Case-Shiller index showed continued significant home price growth in most of the 20 cities within the survey. The cities with the most growth were found in the Western US and, to a lesser extent, the South:

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Housing-Market

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Game the Housing Market With a High-value Property / Housing-Market / Home Improvements

By: Submissions

Endri Hasanaj writes: The housing market is unpredictable at the best of times, but there’s always one sure-fire way to create the perfect house – make improvements that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing.

This isn’t as easy as it sounds. Depending on the area you live in, the value of your home will hit a glass ceiling no matter how many improvements you make to it. But if you can find a happy median between potential value increases and the projected cost of additions, you’ll break a profit.

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Housing-Market

Thursday, April 14, 2016

UK House Prices Bull Market Accelerates on Panic Buying / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Barely a few weeks on from when Britain's housing market bears were starting to reappear on the scene in the mainstream press with perma doomsday headlines that followed Februarys 1.5% plunge and on the back of news of a fast slowing UK economy. Now out pops the Halifax with its latest data that show average UK house prices have once more accelerated to above 10% per annum! By galloping ahead by a whopping 2.6% for March near double Februarys 1.5% drop, and despite Februarys drop are up by 2.9% so far thus year which converts into an annual inflation rate of 11.6%.

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Housing-Market

Monday, April 11, 2016

Buy-to-let Mortgage Providers Slash Interest Rates / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

The buy-to-Let (BTL) market has recently been under extra pressure thanks to stamp duty changes and recently-announced affordability tests, so a sudden rise in mortgage rates would not have been unexpected. However, research from Moneyfacts.co.uk can reveal that, in fact, the opposite has occurred.

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Housing-Market

Saturday, April 09, 2016

U.S. Real Estate & Fed, Systemic Risk is Rising Quickly / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Chris_Vermeulen

The Federal Debt:

The current amount The U.S. Government owes is over $19 trillion and therefore it is mathematically impossible to pay back. They will never be able to pay this back.  Central bankers are in uncharted waters. They do not know how to create economic growth and fight deflation in some areas of the market.  They do not know how to even return to a time of “normal” monetary policy.   Their pretense of knowledge, of being able to effectively control currencies used by billions of people, is coming to an end.

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Housing-Market

Friday, April 08, 2016

UK Housing Market Panic Buying Accelerates House Price Inflation to Over 10% Per Annum / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Barely a few weeks on from when Britain's housing market bears were starting to reappear on the scene in the mainstream press with perma doomsday headlines that followed Februarys 1.5% plunge and on the back of news of a fast slowing UK economy. Now out pops the Halifax with its latest data that show average UK house prices have once more accelerated to above 10% per annum! By galloping ahead by a whopping 2.6% for March near double Februarys 1.5% drop, and despite Februarys drop are up by 2.9% so far thus year which converts into an annual inflation rate of 11.6%.

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Housing-Market

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Negative Interest Rates Could Trigger Another Housing Market Bubble / Housing-Market / Global Housing Markets

By: Sol_Palha

"From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned." ~ Emile Durkheim

Sweden is already in the mature stages of experiencing a housing crisis. Take a look at the chart below. Home prices are surging simply because it is cheap to borrow money. The lower the interest payments, the more you can borrow. Hence, individuals throw caution to the wind and start chasing property because they believe prices will continue trending upwards. What they forget is that no market can trend upward forever.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Could a Three-year Fixed Rate UK Mortgage be Just Right? / Housing-Market / Mortgages

By: MoneyFacts

Uncertain times in the financial world often leave borrowers wondering how long they should fix their mortgage for. In order to meet the needs of those looking for a term that offers the perfect mix of security and a great rate – in other words, one that is ‘just right’ - Moneyfacts.co.uk has found that the number of three-year fixed rate mortgages has increased by 16% in just two years.

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Housing-Market

Monday, April 04, 2016

War on UK Buy to Let Property Market Sector Intensifies, Flats Particularly Perilous / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The latest bad news to hit the UK buy to let rental property investment sector was the announcement from the Bank of England to make conditions on buy to let mortgages much more stringent by going beyond the current norm of just mortgage interest being covered by the anticipated market rents, instead it has been proposed that at a minimum rent should be at 125% of mortgage interest payments, as well as taking into account all other costs incurred such as repairs, tax and voids, as part of a continuing trend to to make more properties available to first time buyers, that property investors have been busy buying up for well over a decade that has resulted in making it near impossible for first time buyers to step onto the bottom rung of the property ladder in many areas of the UK.

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Bank of Frankenstein is to Blame for UK Buy-to-Let Housing Bubble - Video / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: Mario_Innecco

Transcript Excerpt: I it's Wednesday March 30th 2016 I'll be talking today about the bank of
Frankenstein and he might wonder what's he talking about
while actually is the Bank of England's
the reason I call it Frankenstein and I assume most of you know the story
Victor Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley he was the guy who played God
and created a creature out to me and you know whatever you know science and he
created a creature which is usually called frankenstein but actually it was
Victor Frankenstein who created the monster or rich and he lost control of
that monster and you know we didn't didn't add up well that story the story

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Housing-Market

Thursday, March 24, 2016

BBA statistics show that UK mortgage borrowing is 33% higher than a year ago / Housing-Market / Mortgages

By: MoneyFacts

Charlotte Nelson, Finance Expert at Moneyfacts.co.uk, comments: “Mortgage borrowing has shown yet another year-on-year rise, which is unsurprising considering that rates in the mortgage market are still falling to new all-time lows. For example, the average two-year fixed mortgage rate has decreased from 3.06% to 2.56% in just 12 months, while the average five-year fixed rate has dropped from 3.60% to 3.20% over the same period.

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

UK House Asking Prices Break Above £300k! Housing Market Paralysis / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Apparently according Rightmove average UK house asking prices (for England & Wales) have now breached the £300k price level for the first time ever, currently standing at £303,190 against Februarys 299,287. And for comparison the previous bull market peak was £236k, whilst asking prices bottomed out in 2009 at £215k and where most of the surge higher has come during the past 3 years, a rise of 24%.

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