This week we discussed the ‘insanity’ of Britain’s housing market: is it really that bonkers, and what does it mean for you as an investor either way?

We based the episode around an article on Buzzfeed by Economist reporter Daniel Knowles. We took his points one-by-one, commenting on each. Along the way we referred to some extra sources of data, which were:

  • Economic Voice on housing affordability since 1983
  • Markit.com‘s analysis of the the latest PMI report on new housing starts
  • Emptyhomesí research on the regional breakdown of empty properties in the UK

To what extent did we agree with the article, and what does it all mean for property investors? You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out!

(And big thanks to listener Tom Hannacher for sending us the original article and giving us the idea.)

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