24th July, 2014 BACK TO ALL PODCASTS

This week we laid ourselves open to looking very daft indeed by making some long-term property predictions based on the 18-year property cycle that we introduced in Episode 69.

The beauty of the cycle is that while no two cycles are ever quite the same, it’s a great framework for guiding your own thinking and arriving at solid conclusions. So to hear our stab at crystal ball gazing, listen to the episode and find out:

  • When the Australian and Chinese markets will collapse
  • Whether London prices will come back down to earth
  • What parts of the UK are still in “stealth” mode
  • Who will win the next general election (!)
  • When we can strap ourselves in for double-digit price growth

Of course, these are just our interpretations – and we don’t even fully agree with each other – so we’d love to hear your thoughts too. Have a listen, then jump down to the bottom to find out how to add your comments!

Resource of the week

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News this week

The fastest place to sell your house is…not London! OK, most of the Top 10 is London, but Cambridge comes out on top at 27 days, according to results published in This Is Money.

Across all the top areas, houses are shifting 30-40% faster than they were a year ago. The article also lists the 10 slowest areas, which we were too polite to name and shame on air (and also, we weren’t sure how to pronounce some of them).

This week’s mentions

Have you booked your tickets for our summer meetup yet? No? What’s wrong with you!

It’s happening in London’s King’s Cross on 27 August, and it’s going to be amazing, obviously. Just visit thepropertyhub.net/meetup to grab your free tickets!

Join the conversation!

Does the model of the 18-year cycle help you to make any predictions for what you think the future holds for property prices?

Do you think we’re wide of the mark with any of ours?

We’d love to know, so join the discussion in The Property Hub!

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