According to the Nationwide building society, house prices rose in March for the first time in 16 months. Does this mean that the decline in UK house prices is over? Or is this just a ‘blip’ in a continuing downward movement? The following articles look at the causal factors influencing house prices.
UK house prices rise first time in 16 months Times Online (2/4/09)
House prices show slight increase in March Guardian (2/4/09)
Surprise bounce to March house prices Nationwide press release (2/4/09)
- Identify the factors on the demand and supply side that have caused the fall in house prices since mid 2007.
- What have been the main reasons why house prices rose in March 2009?.
- How likely is it that house prices will now continue to rise?
- What role does speculation play in the movement of house prices? What role is speculation likely to play in the next few months?