Will House Prices Keep Rising?

Will House Prices Keep Rising? A very interesting article appeared in a recent edition of the “Financial Times” says David Lawrenson of LettingFocus.com. In the article, Merryn Somerset Webb asked, “Will house prices will ever rise again?” A fair question. Her view was that it was nearly impossible to answer this question if you do not have a good understanding […]

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House Prices and the Media

David Lawrenson of private rent consultancy LettingFocus.com takes the papers to task over the way they report house prices. House prices are the subject of regular conversations all around the UK. We talk about it a lot and the government knows rising house prices makes much of the voting public “feel richer” and hence, possibly happier too and more inclined […]

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How Prices are impacted by many things including Buy to Let and Available Land Supply

If more land could be built on more readily then house prices would fall. However, this may be politically unacceptable says David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com in this new piece which looks at the things that drive house prices. There was an interesting piece by Stephen Wilmot in the Investors Chronicle last week, called “House Prices are Still Key to Buy […]

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Bad Mortgage Lending and Property Bubbles

For some reason, investing in residential property has often made a fool out of otherwise sensible people (and banks). All too often, they cannot see a bubble until it is about to burst. In this blog post David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com mulls over the wreckage. Every now and then you will read of a banker (or one of their supporters) […]

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2011 and the Outlook for the Housing Market, for Landlords and for the Buy to Let Sector

In the last year the private rented sector continued to be in the news. At LettingFocus.com we are not surprised and landords and suppliers to the private rented sector should not be surprised either. A key reason is of course Housing Benefit, (or Local Housing Allowance (LHA) as it is known when private landlords are involved), and it is the […]

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