Somebody recently told me (not for the first time), that it’s hard to find good women in property to present at events. It just so happens that I’ve had some amazing women on my podcast recently including: Jessica Pilz, Head of Sustainable Investing at £90bn asset manager, Fiera Capital Emma Long, Head of Business Strategy, […]
Anna had an early start on Friday analysing Rightmove’s latest report on GB News breakfast. Key points: Linked below – starting at 19.10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI-uuQTF3yI
House prices fell 1.8% in the last year. The ‘problem’ for many is that house prices are highly emotive. A 1.8% nominal house price fall (which of course reflects a much higher real fall) is expected and deliberate.
Double whammy of data today on house prices and rental prices. Firstly, and from a social perspective most importantly: average private rental prices paid by tenants in the UK officially rose by 6.2% in the year to November 2023. This statistic under-estimates the reality many renters face, in particular the 1 in 4 who move […]
The number of landlords in mortgage arrears has doubled since last year. Professional institutions have a duty and an opportunity to step in to provide safe, affordable, sustainable homes, without which the severe shortage of quality rental homes in the UK will only get worse. Please reach out if you are allocating institutional capital to residential, very happy to […]
The Times shared Anna’s thoughts on what to do in the current housing market. The context is: 1. Transactions have fallen 17% annually and 2. The gap between asking prices and offers that are accepted is growing. For sellers – dropping prices sooner makes sense. For investors like those we are working with now – […]
A couple of weeks ago, Anna chatted to BBC 5 Live about a recent housing news story.
In this story, unfortunate residents at a housing development were forced to take legal action when developers failed to deliver legally agreed amenities. The story made it to Labour Party conference speeches.
Softer pricing is unsurprising as higher interest rates have a much larger impact on affordability than asking prices. 2022 pricing levels, which were buoyed up artificially by policies such as Stamp Duty Land Tax reductions and very low interest rates, are no longer achievable. However, unlike commercial property such as offices, which in many cases […]
It will be a relief to the two million households with mortgages on variable rates, or with their fixed rates coming to an end by the end of this year that base rates have been held this month. However, we are not yet ‘out of the woods’. Inflation remains high, meaning that base rates are […]
The big news from last week was the scrapping of proposed Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards of EPC C+ for properties to be legally rented out from 2025/8. Rowbacks never look graceful, but in fact, this one makes a lot of sense. Anna joined Rod Turner on his podcast to talk about the scrapping of planned […]