UK:Land Registry figures show house prices continuing to rise

House prices in England and Wales rose by 0.5% in August to reach an average of £184,682, according to the latest figures from the Land Registry. Despite the month-on-month increase, the annual rate of growth slowed to 4.2% – its lowest level since November 2013. This was just under half the recent peak of 8.5% … Read more

The Stock Markets Of The 10 Largest Global Economies Are All Crashing

You would think that the simultaneous crashing of all of the largest stock markets around the world would be very big news.  But so far the mainstream media in the United States is treating it like it isn’t really a big deal.  Over the last sixty days, we have witnessed the most significant global stock … Read more

Australia:The deepening risks in the housing market

House prices surged further in the June quarter, though growth was concentrated almost entirely in Sydney and Melbourne — which highlights the growing risks in Australia’s biggest asset class. Nationally, the house price-to-income ratio reached a new high, reflecting lower interest rates and elevated investor activity. The current scenario appears unsustainable unless income growth picks … Read more

A Look At WorldWide House Market Predictions For 2015

BEIJING, CHINA – AUGUST 27: A Chinese day trader reacts as he watches a stock ticker at a local brokerage house on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China. A dramatic sell-off in Chinese stocks caused turmoil in markets around the world, driving indexes lower and erasing trillions of dollars in value. China’s government has implemented … Read more

The 2015 Global Housing Market Crash. Property Prices Plummet Worldwide

Housing markets are prone to the bandwagon effect, they continue rising when the fundamentals vanish, a year, maybe two years before. Stock market and commodity price volatility and declines are currently chronicled ad-nausea by the press without seeing the dramatic upswing of international property price falls. What is alarming is the pace of price declines. Even countries … Read more

All about buying your First Home in a few words…

It is maybe the first priority, the dream that has to become true, that day that every family owns its own house. People keep dreaming about it, eventually when the moment comes they realize that this is one of the hardest decisions, one of the most complicated choices they have to make. The challenge of … Read more

Revealed: the widening gulf between salaries and house prices

Heddon Street in Mayfair, the London postcode district where the median house price stood at £2.9m in 2014. Photograph: Jeffrey Blackler/Alamy Buyers in England and Wales forced to spend up to 12 times their income as gap between earnings and house prices widens The gap between income and house prices has sky-rocketed so much in … Read more