Property investment news – house prices rise AND fall but new crash is unlikely

Property Investment News – Rise and fall

First thing that caught my attention this week was a piece of good property investment news. Halifax have reported that house prices have risen based on the indices that they watch. Are they right?

House prices are still deciding where they’re going to go – but I think that it’s unlikely that we’re going to see another crash based on what we’ve seen throughout the recorded history of house prices. Find out what I mean in the video.

A survey we conducted confirms the findings of a new nationwide survey which said that rising rates is the number one concern of Britons. It trumps even double dip concerns and government spending anger.

Also this week we’ll look at why home builders are warning of more tough times to come and mortgage fraud has risen to 37%. Sounds terrible doesn’t it? We’ll take a closer look at the figures and get to the bottom of what they mean to you.

Finally – should you fix your rate? I’m not so sure yet. There are a number of things that need to happen before you should make the decision. I discuss these in detail at the end of the video and the ramifications are wider than just rates.

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Live with passion,
Brett Alegre-Wood

About the Author

Brett has over 20 years experience in all facets of property, he owns various companies centred around property and is the driving force behind the education and training at Gladfish. His companies have sold over £850 million in UK and London property and he manages over 1200 properties through his estate agency chain. Today he shares his time between UK, Australia and Singapore. He is married to Arlene and together they have 4 kids.