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Celebrating Women in Property

Celebrating Women in Property

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 speaks to GB News about Rightmove’s latest report

Anna speaks to GB News about Rightmove’s latest report

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 in 2023 fell 1.8%

House prices in 2023 fell 1.8%

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. 

Anna comments on the latest house and rental price data

Anna comments on the latest house and rental price data

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 […]

Anna responds to BBC article about sharp uptick in mortgage arrears

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 […]

Navigating the Current Housing Market: Anna Quoted in The Times

Navigating the Current Housing Market: Anna Quoted in The Times

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 – […]

Anna speaks to BBC Radio 5 Live about a recent housing news story

Anna speaks to BBC Radio 5 Live about a recent housing news story

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.

House prices fall at sharpest rate since 2009 – Anna’s comments featured in multiple publications

House prices fall at sharpest rate since 2009 – Anna’s comments featured in multiple publications

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 […]

Anna comments on the interest rates pause

Anna comments on the interest rates pause

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 […]

Scrapping of EPC targets – Anna Clare Harper on The Rodcast

Scrapping of EPC targets – Anna Clare Harper on The Rodcast

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 […]

Anna Clare Harper writes for FT Adviser

Anna Clare Harper writes for FT Adviser

One of the driving forces behind institutional investment from the likes of Aviva Investors and Legal & General is the potential scale and value of the PRS — it is worth £1.4tn today, 19 per cent of the UK’s £8tn housing market.

You don’t want to be a landlord any more. Now what?

You don’t want to be a landlord any more. Now what?

The vast majority of rental property owners (the term ‘landlords’ is understandably disliked by many in the sector, and seen as outdated) – 82% according to the English Landlord Survey – are non-professional, owning fewer than 5 rental properties. Since 1997, when buy to let mortgages became widely available, rental property owners have had a […]

Anna’s comments on recent housing transactions featured in Property Industry Eye

Anna’s comments on recent housing transactions featured in Property Industry Eye

Housing transactions were down 16% in the year to July 2023, to 86,510. This significant reduction in the volume of transactions reflects weaker confidence and demand. Transactions are down because higher interest rates make buying and owning property much less affordable, regardless of house prices. Up to 2 million property owners are facing double or […]

The Return featured in the Best 25 London Real Estate Podcasts

The Return featured in the Best 25 London Real Estate Podcasts

Feedspot has chosen Anna’s podcast as one of the Best 25 London Real Estate Podcasts!

Anna’s comments featured in The Telegraph

Anna’s comments featured in The Telegraph

Anna’s comments on the falling house prices were featured in The Telegraph. Read the full article here

Anna’s comments on the downward slide of the average house price featured in multiple publications

Anna’s comments on the downward slide of the average house price featured in multiple publications

The average house price was £285,044, down 2.4% according to Halifax.  This price correction is partly a correction left by higher interest rates. Housing policy has focused on homeowners’ needs, and on debt to fund new supply, for a long time. With higher interest rates, price growth is being corrected.  Socially, the most important component […]

Anna Clare Harper’s Podcast Featured in the Top 20 Finance & Investing Podcasts

Anna Clare Harper’s Podcast Featured in the Top 20 Finance & Investing Podcasts

Anna Clare Harper’s, “The Return: Property & Investment Podcast”, is listed in The Money Maze Podcast’s Top 20 Finance & Investment Podcasts for summer 2023 “Presented by Anna Harper since its inception in 2018, this podcast delves not only into the world of property but also explores the broader realms of business investment, management, and […]

Anna’s comments featured in Forbes Advisor

Anna’s comments featured in Forbes Advisor

House prices £285,861, representing growth in the year to May 2023 of 1.9%. This significant slowdown in growth is a direct result of increased interest rates, which have stretched housing affordability. Higher interest rates impact those who already own a property: many are facing double or triple their previous housing costs. It also impacts new […]

Anna speaks to GB News about the impact of changing mortgage rates

Anna speaks to GB News about the impact of changing mortgage rates

Anna Clare Harper talked about the impact of changing mortgage rates on GB News breakfast show (very early!) on Sunday. This is a huge and important topic. Some key points we covered include:– For c. 2 million households, housing costs are increasing by 2-3 x. This has enormous impacts on people’s well-being and ability to pay their […]

“How to combat poor energy efficiency of UK homes.” Anna shares her thoughts in the FT Adviser on this huge and important topic

“How to combat poor energy efficiency of UK homes.” Anna shares her thoughts in the FT Adviser on this huge and important topic

Full article Linked below, highlights include: – The environmental problem: 14%-18% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions come from homes – The social problem: 55.8% of households in fuel poverty – The legal problem: legislation that is proposed to tackle this would make 2/3 of our private rental homes illegal to rent out – What I learned from my Domestic Energy […]