BBC You & Yours

BBC You & Yours

One possible solution to the housing crisis? My comments on a scheme devised by a house builder in Essex that provides ‘Almshouses for the young’. Affordable rents for nice homes plus enforced saving towards a deposit. Something that Community Right To Build could help other communities to do – if they wanted to.

Easter market update

Easter market update

To Osterley to Sky News to update Stephen Dixon and Gillian Joseph on the housing market on what is usually the busiest weekend of the year for estate agents.

📻 Today program.

📻 Today program.

“Lower house prices doesn’t mean that they are more affordable” I explained to John Humphrys – as RICS issues a downbeat market update Today want to know what the impact of Brexit might be. I’m in the studio with Simon Rubinsohn from RICS.

📻 You & Yours – taking the temperature of the London market

📻 You & Yours – taking the temperature of the London market

Mike Young speaks to Marco and Sinead, two people selling up in London. How is the Capital’s housing market and how have they done since they each bought five years ago. Warning – contains comments from me!  

📺 Home ownership just a dream for Millenials

📺 Home ownership just a dream for Millenials

A report from the respected Institute for Fiscal Studies published today suggested that middle earners (those on £24k-£36k a year incomes) were now half as likely to own a home as the previous generation but is this really that surprising and what if anything can be done about it? I spoke to LBC, to the BBC, to Eamonn Holmes on TalkRadio and finally to Lucrezia […]

📻 Stamp Duty receipts rose in 2017

📻 Stamp Duty receipts rose in 2017

Despite warnings of a fall in transaction volumes and a slump in Stamp Duty receipts the latest numbers published by HMRC show a 16% rise in tax take to £9.5bn and an increase in the number of homes sold between £1m-£2m. Even for sales of homes over £2m there hasn’t been the predicted fall. I debated the warnings on the Today Program in December 2016 […]

📺 BBC Business Live – 12th Jan 2018

📺 BBC Business Live – 12th Jan 2018

Bovis Homes provide a trading update following a challenging 2017 with quality issues and Boardroom changes. Are they really making the most of the massive tailwind that comes from Government demands for more houses, action to simplify planning and the assistance that their consumers are getting from controversial Help to Buy? My comments to BBC Business Live.

📻 London house prices on the slide?

📻 London house prices on the slide?

My comments to BBC London’s Vanessa Feltz on house prices in and around the Capital.

📺 BBC Breakfast 22nd Oct 2017

📺 BBC Breakfast 22nd Oct 2017

To Manchester to discuss the Governments rather strange decision to launch an 8 week consultation on a Sunday into the process of buying and selling a home with contributions from Dipti Tait, a first time buyer and Paula Higgins from The Home Owners Alliance. Two ‘hits’ mean that there was some repetition but an important topic albeit at a time many might have preferred the […]

Buyers, take your time!

Buyers, take your time!

In interesting survey from mortgage lender First Direct has found that the typical home buyer spends just 30 minutes at a property before making a bid. Basic details are not checked like the service history of the boiler leading to additional costs once they have bought. The survey suggests that by failing to ask basic questions the typical home buyer spends an extra £7,500 on […]