19th March, 2015 BACK TO ALL PODCASTS

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Although we’re property investors with a vested interest in limited supply and high prices, we’re not so blinkered as to think that the UK housing market doesn’t face major challenges. In this episode, we’re looking at 9 different ideas to put things right.

The ideas come from this post by Monevator.com, and we go through and critique them each in turn. So what’ll it be:

  • More skyscrapers for London?
  • A new mega-city?
  • Help for first time buyers?
  • Or measures to curb buy-to-let like the removal of tax relief on mortgage interest?

We get into real depth and set out our own ideas too – in fact, if you don’t listen to every episode habitually, we’d say that this one’s a must-listen.

Resource of the week

Free books, anyone? Gutenberg.org has tens of thousands of them from authors like Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and Jane Austen. Copyright on books lapses a certain number of years after the author’s death, meaning that all these classics are in the public domain – and Gutenberg.org has brought them all into one place.

Gotta love the internet, eh?

News this week

The Telegraph has curated each political party’s housing policy into one table – making it easy to cut through the noise and see at-a-glance what each party is proposing when it comes to housebuilding targets, rent caps and so on.

It can’t tell you whether they’re actually going to follow through on any of them, but we can take an educated guess…

We’re publishing a magazine!

Yes, The Property Hub empire is expanding as today we announced that we’ll be publishing a quarterly magazine – an actual paper magazine, delivered to your door, and written by our hand-picked team of world-class journalists.

In each issue you’ll find a “location focus” on a different part of the UK, case studies on real property projects, in-depth articles on the main issues of the day, regular articles to keep you informed about mortgages, financing and lettings…and a whole lot more besides.

The cost to you? Just £20 per year for four issues – including delivery! This really is a ridiculous offer for what’s going to be an incredibly high-quality product.

The first issue will hit your doormat at the start of May if you sign up now, and we’d really appreciate your support on what is definitely our most ambitious venture yet.

To find all the info and sign up, just visit thepropertyhub.net/magazine.

Join the conversation

Which of the suggestions we discussed do you think will make the biggest difference to housing in the UK?

Do you have any ideas of your own?

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

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