Long in the tooth? Analysing the 2014-2019 bear market from a historical perspective

At the end of last year, fund manager-turned-buying agent Fraser Slater set out ten reasons why he expects Q1 2019 to mark the low point of the Prime Central London property market; here, he looks back at how the current downturn compares to others over the last 30 years, and assesses if there are grounds to believe that prices have indeed bottomed out…

OBR slashes property price growth forecasts

‘The latest near-term indicators of housing market activity point to a significant weakening’, warns the Office for Budget Responsibility, as it anticipates falling property prices and transaction numbers this year.

These maps show how tricky it is to measure inequality in local areas across England

In the UK, people often think about inequality in geographical terms: for example, places such as Kensington in London are considered ‘rich’, while Blackpool in Lancashire is considered ‘poor’. In reality there are rich and poor areas almost everywhere, but they are not distributed evenly across England, write Alasdair Rae and Elvis Nyanzu

Carrington on Q4: Gauging the tipping point

Assuming a discount of about 20% against house prices at their peak, in 2014, the £2.5m house or flat becomes £2m which allows the purchaser to factor in stamp duty and provide insurance against uncertainty in the market, says LonRes Chairman William Carrington…