UK House Prices ‘On Brink’ Of Massive 40% Collapse

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert

– UK house prices on brink of massive 40% collapse
– UK  at ‘edge of worst house price collapse since 1990s’
– Two leading economists warn of property crash
– “We are due a significant correction in house prices”
– Brexit and wages failing to keep up with inflation to trigger collapse
– Trend starting in London before fanning out to rest of UK
– UK homeowners unconcerned – 58% expect prices to rise
– Over 1 million mortgages under threat in UK
– Concerns of return of new “negative equity” generation
– Huge denial amid recency bias and endowment bias – emotional attachment to expensive things we buy – especially our homes

– Good news for first time buyers – bad news for UK banks and indebted, vulnerable UK consumers and economy

Editor: Mark O’Byrne

Two leading economics professors have warned that the UK housing market is on the brink of a 40% collapse, echoing the early 1990s property crisis.

“We are due a significant correction in house prices. I think we are beginning to see signs that correction may be starting” Paul Cheshire, a professor of economic geography at the London School of Economics told the Mail on Sunday.

The sharp correction or crash may come about due to two primary factors – Brexit and a fall in real wages as they fail to keep pace with rising inflation.

Despite these warnings following swiftly on the tail of recent poor housing market data, homeowners seem unfazed by what the future might hold, disregarding the parallels that are being drawn between today and the run up to the 1990s property crash. Read full story here….

 

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