Monday, 3 July 2017

House Prices To Stay High Forever

House prices are likely to stay at high levels and potentially keep on rising over the coming decades, as big economic and demographic trends show no sign of letting up, according to a former Bank of England policymaker. Prices have rocketed far ahead of incomes since the 1970s and the gap is not expected to close, said David Miles, now a professor at Imperial College London. Population growth, combined with the scarcity of housing, is one factor driving in rises. Until the 1970s improved transport systems allowed more people to commute longer distances into cities for work, effectively opening up more land to use for housing - but that process ground to a halt, constraining available land and driving up prices. Read more on the Daily Telegraph website.

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