Housing and Money

House prices now

House price bubble

House prices now

Let’s take a fresh look at house prices. For a short note on USA house prices go to this page. Or to see if RENTING really is ‘money down the drain’  see here Here I look at whether UK houses are ‘fair’ value (in general terms) right now – and what might change that situation.

When will rates go up?

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When will rates go up?

It’s a question on plenty of savers’ minds: when will interest rates go up? A lot of the ‘experts’ have been surprised at how long our so-called ’emergency’ low interest rates have remained in place. Although I did hear the economist Roger Bootle warn (in 2009 at the Personal Finance Society conference) that we might have…

US House prices now

US house prices

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

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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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