Residential Property Focus

Q2 2014

Can the housing market recovery keep up its rapid pace?

Video: Can the housing market recovery keep up its rapid pace?


“As more mortgage buyers come back to the market and interest rates rise, that will slow the pace of house price growth."

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The beginning of a new cycle


'Apparent' boom conditions at the beginning of a housing market recovery are almost inevitable.

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Is it too much, too soon?


With house prices growing and transaction numbers increasing, is the housing market able to maintain its current pace of recovery?

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How much longer can London outperform?


London has been outperforming the rest of the UK since the mid-noughties.      

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Is now the time to move out of London?


The number of Londoners taking advantage of the value gap is set to increase, as confidence in the market continues to improve.

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Taxation of high value property


Level of stamp duty levies surpass Treasury expectation.

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Searching for an equitable solution


The release of housing wealth into the market through downsizing can benefit all generations.

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Will new rules lead to a slowdown?


What effect will tighter rules for mortgage lending have on the UK housing market?

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UK house price forecasts


Our five year house price forecast in the prime and mainstream markets.

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Housing's undersupply is set to continue


The number of homes planned by Local Authorities in southern England will leave a shortfall of more than 160,000 homes over the next five years.

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The property market in numbers


A summary of our findings in numbers.


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