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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Written by: Anthony Codling
Published: 09/08/2020
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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

Written by: Anthony Codling
Published: 03/08/2020
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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

Written by: Anthony Codling
Published: 02/08/2020
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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

Written by: Anthony Codling
Published: 24/07/2020
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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

Written by: Anthony Codling
Published: 17/07/2020
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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

Written by: Anthony Codling
Published: 13/07/2020
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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.