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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.
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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
Twindig Housing Market Index (HMI)
The index tracks investor sentiment towards the UK housing market. The Twindig HMI fell from 69.0 to 66.9 last week, a fall of 3.0%. The main driver of the fall was ... Read more
Housing Hindsight – Flying high or about to nosedive?
A fascinating week with plenty of UK housing market newsflow, however, some of the news was positive and some of it negative... Read more
Twindig Housing Market Index
Today we are launching the Twindig Housing Market Index (HMI). The index tracks investor sentiment towards the UK housing market. Twindig started collecting data for the index at the start of 2020, it therefore provides a clear picture of the impact of COVID on the UK Housing market... Read more
WFH: Should I stay or should I go now?
Working From Home (WFH) provides the UK with a chance to re-evaluate our relationships with our homes, our workplace our employers and our families. Research published by housebuilder Redrow this week reveals that the unexpected social experiment of working from home has changed what we want from our homes and how we manage the work-life balance... Read more
UK Housing: We need to focus on building supply not cutting Stamp Duty
This week’s RICS UK Residential Market Survey and recent trading updates from housebuilders all suggest that the problem facing the UK Housing market is one of supply, not demand. Stamp Duty Cuts, therefore, seem to address a problem we do not have... Read more
No Summer for the UK Housing market
Like the weather outside my window today concerning housing, the Summer Statement was a bit of a damp squib. The UK Government had a chance to embrace working from home and do whatever it took to rebalance our housing market... Read more
Today’s Summer Statement needs to plan for the long term, not just a season
The COVID induced social experiment of Working From Home (WFH) ushers in the possibility to turn the Information Age into an Informational Revolution. If Mr Sunak is serious about doing ‘Whatever it takes’ to rebuild and rebalance our nation, he must use today’s Summer Statement to plan for the long term... Read more
Three graphs explaining why stamp duty cuts do not work
There is still an awful lot of chatter about stamp duty cuts in the press today, but if the UK Government is planning to use them to ‘Get Britain Moving’, I do not think it will work. In this short article, we look at three graphs (two stamp duty holidays and one stamp duty increase) which suggest that there is little correlation between the level of stamp duty and the level of housing transactions... Read more
Could COVID have more crunch than the credit crunch?
If a picture speaks a thousand words then the next graph is Homer's Iliad, summarising in one image the devastating impact of COVID on the UK housing market. The housing market may be open, but mortgage approvals have never been so low and a mortgage approval today is the best lead indicator of housing transactions tomorrow... Read more
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.