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Housing Bubble in the UK!

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  • bart
    I'm not much of a real estate guy, but here's two charts from The Economist over the last few months. Hope they help.


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  • Topher Bear
    started a topic Housing Bubble in the UK!

    Housing Bubble in the UK!

    I wondered what the Experts behind iTulip feel about the megalithic housing bubble in the UK?

    Ours also started around 1996, albiet from a low after the crash of early 90's, but has progressed to astoundingly stupid proporttions, on a NATIONAL scale...forget regional, this thing goes to the heart of the worst unemployment areas of the country. It went into plateau over 2004/2005, but is beginning to pick up again....whats happening? Will I ever be able to afford my own home?

    A little perspective. I currently live in a modest 3 bed house and pay 600 a month (thats about $1000 i believe). If i were to buy the same property i would have to pay 900 ($1500) a month in mortgage repayments!!! I am earning about 150% of the National average wage in an area a little below national average, and yet I find that traditional income borrowing multipliers provide me with little more than a small 2 bed flat!! (no good for a family!)

    I think this housing bubble is across most of the western about a global perspective?


    Topher Bear