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Topic: Two Myths About the Housing Market
Posted by: Francis Rowe
Date/Time: 06/01/15 09:27:00

Two commonly held myths about foreign investment buyers have been repeated by some people on this thread which need to be corrected.

Firstly that they are buying up a significant amount of the UK's housing stock. They are not - they are buying in very specific areas of London. At this stage they have bought very few flats in the Chiswick and Brentford area for instance.

Secondly, there is a widely held belief that foreign investors are more likely to hold properties vacant. Data on this was presented to a Commons Select Committee earlier this year that showed that the vacancy rates for foreign held property were just the same as the overall average.

Buy to let has become a greater proportion of the market because higher equity requirements for mortgages has led to it becoming more difficult for first time buyers.


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We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 14:18:00 Adrian Irving
   Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 14:30:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
      Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 16:36:00 Andrew Cumming
         Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 16:51:00 Guy Lambert
         Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 16:57:00 Richard Greenhough
            Re:Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 17:01:00 Andrew Cumming
   Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 14:37:00 Michael Brown
   Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 14:47:00 Francis Rowe
      Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 15:56:00 Keith Iddon
         Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 16:39:00 Guy Lambert
   Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 17:11:00 Adrian Irving
      Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 17:20:00 Keith Iddon
         Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 17:37:00 Michael Brown
            Re:Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 17:49:00 Adrian Irving
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 17:54:00 Keith Iddon
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 17:54:00 Keith Iddon
            Re:Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 18:49:00 Richard Greenhough
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 19:11:00 Michael Brown
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 19:39:00 Richard Greenhough
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 19:57:00 Michael Brown
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 20:17:00 Michael Brown
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 20:32:00 Keith Iddon
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market06/01/15 09:42:00 Adrian Irving
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market05/01/15 22:10:00 Anne England
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:We no longer have a 'Home' Housing Market06/01/15 07:54:00 Steve Taylor
                        Two Myths About the Housing Market06/01/15 09:27:00 Francis Rowe
                           Re:Two Myths About the Housing Market06/01/15 09:31:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                              Re:Re:Two Myths About the Housing Market06/01/15 10:21:00 Andrew Cumming
                           Re:Two Myths About the Housing Market06/01/15 10:13:00 Adrian Irving
                              A different view from a new new house owner06/01/15 11:07:00 Shelagh Lafferty
                                 Re:A different view from a new new house owner06/01/15 11:15:00 Andrew Cumming
                                    Re:Re:A different view from a new new house owner06/01/15 11:39:00 Julian Pavey
                                    Re:Re:A different view from a new new house owner06/01/15 14:38:00 Richard Greenhough
                                       Re:Re:Re:A different view from a new new house owner06/01/15 14:55:00 Andrew Cumming
                                       Re:Re:Re:A different view from a new new house owner06/01/15 15:01:00 Will Watson
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:A different view from a new new house owner06/01/15 15:15:00 Richard Greenhough
                                 Re:A different view from a new new house owner06/01/15 11:18:00 Adrian Irving
                                    Re:Re:A different view from a new new house owner06/01/15 11:33:00 Shelagh Lafferty
                                       First time buyer stats06/01/15 11:40:00 John Todd
                                          Re:First time buyer stats06/01/15 12:01:00 Adrian Irving
                                          Re:First time buyer stats06/01/15 12:09:00 Adam Beamish
                                             Re:Re:First time buyer stats06/01/15 12:37:00 Shelagh Lafferty
                                                Re:Re:Re:First time buyer stats06/01/15 13:09:00 Adrian Irving
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:First time buyer stats06/01/15 13:33:00 Adrian Irving
                                                Re:Re:Re:First time buyer stats06/01/15 15:18:00 Richard Greenhough
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:First time buyer stats06/01/15 17:47:00 Shelagh Lafferty
                                             Re:Re:First time buyer stats06/01/15 14:42:00 Richard Greenhough
   Tough on the youngsters06/01/15 12:37:00 Sean Wales
      Tower Hamlets Psycho06/01/15 13:08:00 Andrew Cumming
         Re:Tower Hamlets Psycho06/01/15 13:13:00 Andrew Cumming
            Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 13:34:00 Mark Pattinson
               Don't blame foreigners, developers, the government06/01/15 14:03:00 Ken Munn
                  Re:Don't blame foreigners, developers, the government06/01/15 14:40:00 Adam Beamish
                     Re:Re:Don't blame foreigners, developers, the government06/01/15 16:26:00 Ken Munn
                        Re:Re:Re:Don't blame foreigners, developers, the government06/01/15 17:57:00 Richard Greenhough
               Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 14:04:00 Adrian Irving
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 14:23:00 Michael Brown
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 14:34:00 Keith Iddon
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 15:24:00 Richard Greenhough
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 15:39:00 Michael Brown
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 15:42:00 Will Watson
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 17:44:00 Michael Brown
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 17:48:00 Richard Greenhough
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 17:53:00 Michael Brown
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 18:01:00 Richard Greenhough
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 18:09:00 Michael Brown
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 18:20:00 Richard Greenhough
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 18:26:00 Michael Brown
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 18:34:00 Richard Greenhough
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 18:40:00 Michael Brown
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 20:37:00 Steve Taylor
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 21:05:00 Keith Iddon
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 21:16:00 Will Watson
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.06/01/15 21:21:00 Keith Iddon
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.07/01/15 08:30:00 Michael Brown
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.07/01/15 09:43:00 Adrian Irving
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.07/01/15 10:48:00 Vanessa Smith
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.07/01/15 11:14:00 Richard Greenhough
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.07/01/15 11:17:00 Michael Brown
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.07/01/15 11:32:00 Mark Milligan
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.07/01/15 11:49:00 Keith Iddon
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.07/01/15 11:59:00 Michael Brown
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.07/01/15 12:13:00 Steve Taylor
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.07/01/15 12:30:00 Anne England
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.07/01/15 12:14:00 Will Watson
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.07/01/15 12:16:00 Richard Greenhough
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.07/01/15 12:46:00 Keith Iddon
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.07/01/15 14:00:00 Richard Greenhough
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.08/01/15 14:50:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.08/01/15 15:03:00 Richard Greenhough
                                                                  Financial Times article09/01/15 13:01:00 Andrew Cumming
                                                                     Re:Financial Times article09/01/15 21:18:00 Kathleen Healy
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:changes to housing policy needed.10/01/15 23:10:00 Steve Taylor
                                                      Apropos all of the above, a useful article from the BBC...13/01/15 09:19:00 Ken Munn
                                                         Financial Times - Britain needs to set its housing market in order13/01/15 09:57:00 Andrew Cumming

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