Market Views

Bringing you expert insights on the UK property market

At Twindig, we’re all about giving you the knowledge you need to realise the potential in your property.

Here, you’ll find advice and insights from our resident property market analyst and consumer champion, Anthony Codling - all powered by our own data analysis.

Whether you’re a homeowner, a renter, a landlord, or you’re looking to sell or buy, these articles and podcasts will help you make informed decisions and stay up-to-date with the latest market developments.

Subscribe to Market Views

UK housing market: Make hay whilst the sun shines

This week we learned that UK House Prices are reaching new highs, housebuilder’s wares continue to sell like hot cakes, although they are underpinned by Help to Buy and BoMaD (Bank of Mum and Dad) and that UK Chartered Surveyors see a strong housing market for the next three months, but are more cautious and expect weakness on a twelve-month view. Read more

Written by: Anthony Codling
Published: 13/09/2020
Read full article

Twindig Housing Market Index (HMI)

The Twindig Housing Market Index fell by 3.6% last week to 70.7 perhaps a case of back to school blues and the reality that life at the moment is trying to get back to normal but at the same time is different. Read more

Written by: Anthony Codling
Published: 07/09/2020
Read full article

UK housing market: Two speed ahead?

At first glance this week’s housing market news makes for pleasant reading, house prices up, mortgage approvals up, mortgage rates down, another housebuilder returning the furlough funds it had received and one building more homes and buying more land. However, once passed the headlines is this good news hiding the emergence of a two-speed housing market comprising the COVID rich (the haves) and the COVID poor (the have nots) and would a two-speed housing market be a good or a bad thing? Read more

Written by: Anthony Codling
Published: 06/09/2020
Read full article

Twindig Housing Market Index (HMI)

The Twindig Housing Market Index increased by 2.1% this week to 73.3 its highest level since 6 March 2020. Read more

Written by: Anthony Codling
Published: 01/09/2020
Read full article

Twindig Housing Market Index (HMI)

The Twindig Housing Market Index increased by 0.7 points (+0.9%) this week to 71.8 its highest level since 6 March 2020. Read more

Written by: Anthony Codling
Published: 24/08/2020
Read full article

Could house prices actually rise this year?

The Balance of market news was positive this week. Persimmon, one of the UK’s largest housebuilders published a robust set of first-half results and was confident about its prospects for the second half. HMRC housing transaction data showed that housing transactions have now been increasing for three months in a row. Read more

Written by: Anthony Codling
Published: 23/08/2020
Read full article

Twindig Housing Market Index (HMI)

The Twindig Housing Market Index came in at 71.1 this week broadly unchanged from last week’s 71.2. Housing market news flow last week was consistent with that from the week before: July saw high levels of housing market activity but ... Read more

Written by: Anthony Codling
Published: 17/08/2020
Read full article

Why house price falls are bad for first time buyers

This week we had results from Skipton Building Society and its estate agency Connells, a trading update from national housebuilder Bellway, the July RICS UK Residential Market Survey and a report from the Resolution Foundation explaining why house price falls and the Stamp Duty Holiday are bad for first-time buyers. Read more

Written by: Anthony Codling
Published: 16/08/2020
Read full article

Twindig Housing Market Index (HMI)

Our Housing Market index rose by 6.3% to its highest level (71.2) since 13 March 2020 as both estate agents and property portals reported high levels of housing market activity in both June and July. Read more

Written by: Anthony Codling
Published: 10/08/2020
Read full article

Housing hindsight – word on the street much more positive than that from the lenders

This week we have had newsflow from estate agents (good news), Halifax House Price Index (very good news) property portals (Excellent news), the Bank of England (better than expected news), The Motor Industry (glass half full but worried about leaks) and lenders (batten down the hatches). Overall, the news was more positive than we expected... Read more

Written by: Anthony Codling
Published: 09/08/2020
Read full article

Anthony Codling is Twindig’s CEO and Founder. Formerly a housing market analyst for City institutions including JP Morgan Cazenove, Oriel Securities and Jefferies, he’s a leading authority on the UK property market.