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Our society has lost control of housing – here's how to get it back

Our society has lost control of housing – here's how to get it back

The housing market works for neither renters nor homeowners, but community-led schemes and keeping land public could helpWhen community action is matched with local democratic powers we can halt big
Mark Carney's critics must let him do his job, says Virgin Money chief

Mark Carney's critics must let him do his job, says Virgin Money chief

Jayne-Anne Gadhia says with Bank governor’s future now settled he should be left to help steer the UK through BrexitVirgin Money’s chief executive has called on Mark Carney’s critics to let him get on
Taxing questions for the chancellor to consider | Letters

Taxing questions for the chancellor to consider | Letters

How is “helping low-income families to save” a measure to help the “just about managing” (Hammond told to help families ‘just managing’, 18 November)? On a low income you don’t have money to save.
Estate agents shares slump after government fees clampdown - business live

Estate agents shares slump after government fees clampdown - business live

Greece close to concluding bailout negotiatons - TsiprasECB plans move to help bond market - reportPensions regulator quizzed on BHSEurozone business activity best since December 2015Government fees
Don't mistake autumn statement for infrastructure splurge | Nils Pratley

Don't mistake autumn statement for infrastructure splurge | Nils Pratley

Details are scant and spending is spread over five years, with uncertainty over what government wants to buildDo not run away with the idea that the chancellor has borrowed the clothes of Donald Trump

President Trump has these conflicts of interest with business mogul Trump

The United States is about to get its very first business mogul president, and with it, unprecedented potential for conflicts of interest. In his personal finance disclosure, Donald Trump has noted
HSBC raises mortgage rates and pulls 'cheapest-ever' fix

HSBC raises mortgage rates and pulls 'cheapest-ever' fix

Market expert says move could signal end of record low interest ratesThe first evidence has emerged that the era of record-low fixed-rate mortgages may be coming to an end after HSBC withdrew its
Keynes would be disappointed by the way we work | Letters

Keynes would be disappointed by the way we work | Letters

In his comparison between 1936 and 2016 (A view from 1936: what Keynes would say now, 12 December), Larry Elliott omits to mention one of the major differences, and one that JM Keynes would surely

Airbnb set to lose millions in revenue after cities crackdown on rentals

As cities around the world clamp down on Airbnb rentals, the new regulations will hit not only those offering up their homes, but the San Francisco startup as well, as new figures released this week
Housing white paper raises more questions than answers | Letters

Housing white paper raises more questions than answers | Letters

Your article on the government’s housing white paper (English housing market ‘broken’, Javid admits at launch of white paper, 8 February) highlights many of the issues and hurdles we must overcome if
Average house price at 7.6 times annual salary, official figures show

Average house price at 7.6 times annual salary, official figures show

Median price paid for a home leapt 259% between 1997 and 2016 while earnings rose only 68%, say ONS affordability dataRising house prices now stand at an average 7.6 times the average annual salary,
LeEco is reportedly trying to sell its Silicon Valley property

LeEco is reportedly trying to sell its Silicon Valley property

Back in October of last year, LeEco officially started its expansion into the United States. Its bizarre launch event, consisting of a prop electric car and confusing talks of an ecosystem, left press

A controversial law enforcement tactic is creating some unusual alliances in Texas

This segment originally aired March 29, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO. A public fight has broken out in Texas over a strategy used to fight drug crime called civil asset forfeiture, which lets
Zero house price inflation is to be welcomed not feared | Larry Elliott

Zero house price inflation is to be welcomed not feared | Larry Elliott

Stalling property prices are a chance to rebalance the UK economy towards manufacturing and exportsReady to go house hunting? Tradition has it that no sooner have the hot cross buns been buttered on
Realtors in Beijing Have Been Told to Tone Down Their Language in a Bid to Cool the Market

Realtors in Beijing Have Been Told to Tone Down Their Language in a Bid to Cool the Market

Boasting about high returns or even good feng shui is banned.
Asking prices for homes rise to record average of £313,655

Asking prices for homes rise to record average of £313,655

Amounts demanded by sellers are up by 2.2% year-on-year across England and Wales, according to Rightmove The housing market continues to defy fears of a post-referendum slump after sellers’ asking
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble: why ultra-low mortgage rates are dangerous | Jonn Elledge

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble: why ultra-low mortgage rates are dangerous | Jonn Elledge

Older generations complain of interest rates that reached 17%. But today’s record lows have contributed to house prices soaring out of reach of the youngIf you’ve ever made the mistake of trying to
Smaller deposits raise hopes for UK first-time homebuyers

Smaller deposits raise hopes for UK first-time homebuyers

Hamptons says re-emergence of higher loan-to-value mortgages combined with lower lending rates and cooling prices have boosted purchase prospectsEasier access to mortgages with a small deposit has
Flying over Wharekauhau

Flying over Wharekauhau

Thinking Retro-Present in Paris Paris was stop 4 on our tour of Europe and we chose just about the craziest evening for a walk… election night when the streets were filled with thousands of police and
Why help to buy is no help at all to the economy | Jeffrey Frankel

Why help to buy is no help at all to the economy | Jeffrey Frankel

State subsidies to promote home ownership is not always a good thing – it hikes public debt, cuts labour mobility and often boosts prices not ownership levelsAt the end of the first quarter, according