House prices

When will interest rates go up?

Inflation and Interest rates

When will interest rates go up?

When will interest rates go up? This is surely the biggest financial question on everyone’s mind. Whether you’re saving for a deposit on a home or you already have one with a big mortgage attached, or you’re nearing retirement and concerned about annuity rates. You’ll want to have a view about this. A lot of the…

Why house prices will probably fall

Unless earnings rise a lot

House price crash

Why house prices will probably fall

Unless earnings rise a lot

I realise that this message, that house prices will probably fall, will not be welcome by a lot of homeowners. And I’m really sorry about that. But this site is about education. And, from time to time, the facts about asset prices (houses or shares) don’t make for easy reading. That said, I think younger…

How do house prices look now

And what might happen next?

House price bubble

How do house prices look now

And what might happen next?

Let’s take a fresh look at UK house prices. For thoughts on USA house prices go to this page Or to see if RENTING really is ‘money down the drain’  see here Here I want to ask if UK home prices are ‘fair’ value NOW and what might change that situation.

US House prices now

US house prices over 130 years

US House prices now

Let’s take a quick look at US house prices now. This very short Insight is simply a compliment to another Insight on UK house prices here. The chart above is derived from the U.S.A. Home Price index data of Professor Robert J. Shiller whose full set of data (back to 1890) you can find here  For…

Why we hang on too long

Couch Potato

Why we hang on too long

Why do we hang on – too long – to things that are just not worth it! No, this Insight is not about personal relationships! Although it might explain some aspects of them 😉 This is about a natural human behaviour that can get us into a lot of trouble – unless we manage it.

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